By Michele Laudig
But now it's official: McLinn has just been appointed the new executive chef at Pointe in Tyme, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. General manager Ron Simon made the announcement today.
Among McLinn's new duties will be developing a new menu for the restaurant -- which will be "re-positioned" as a steak/chop house -- as well as overseeing catering, food operations for the Cascades Café at the Falls Water Village and the Lookout Mountain golf course, and room service.
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McLinn's resume includes experience working for chef Alain Ducasse of the Michelin three-star restaurant Le Louis XV, at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, chef Dominique Bouchet of the Michelin three-star restaurant Les Ambassadeurs in Paris, and local James Beard award winners chef Christopher Gross and chef Vincent Guerithault.