4

Lee Hillson Leaves T. Cook's for The Phoenician

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

See also: Craft Beer and "Craft Salmon" at T. Cook's Alaskan Beer Dinner Last Night

Lee Hillson, the executive chef at T.Cook's at the Royal Palms since 2005, is calling it quits. He's moving to The Phoenician to take a position as executive sous chef for the entire resort. His new job begins September 17.

Hillson, who has worked at T. Cook's for 12 years (he started as sous chef position in 2000) says, "I love this place, but 12 years is a long time, and I gotta move on." Hillson says he wants to expand and grow and he welcomes the opportunity to learn everything he can about operations on a large, luxury scale. His goal -- down the road -- is to move back East, near his wife's family.

He'll be handling banquets, scheduling and all the little operational details that make resort restaurants run smoothly.

His last day at T. Cook's is Friday, September 14, so if you want Hillson's smooth mash-up of elegance and rusticity Mediterranean-style, better get in there.


Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.