Officials with Houston CityPlace Marriott named Javier Romero as the new executive chef of the hotel's on-site restaurant, SwitcHouse Plates & Pours, via an April 4 news release.

Career history

According to the release, Romero is a Houston native who received his bachelor's degree in culinary science from the Art Institute of Houston. Most recently, he served as the executive chef at Hotel ZaZa Memorial City and, before that, as the sous chef at Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Energy Corridor.

Quote of note

"SwitcHouse Plates & Pours' premier location within the urban core of City Place presents a unique opportunity for us to serve a wide variety of audiences, from international business travelers visiting companies like ExxonMobil and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to locals drawn to the community's businesses, green space and entertainment offerings," Romero said in a statement. "I look forward to building on a dining and bar experience that celebrates modern Texas flavors."

In case you missed it

SwitcHouse Place & Pours opened in October 2018 on the ground floor of Houston CityPlace Marriott. As previously reported by Community Impact, the restaurant pays homage to Spring's history as a railroad switchyard in the early 1900s and offers a menu of upscale Texas food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Houston CityPlace Marriott celebrated its fifth anniversary in October, as previously reported by Community Impact.