Calvin Belknap

Award-winning Chef Calvin Belknap is the Director of Food and Beverage at the legendary Omni Park Grove Inn. Highly skilled in the culinary arts, Belknap considers it his mission to indulge the expectations of sophisticated diners at the hotel’s classic Dining Room. Since joining the resort in 2002, his focus on lighter fare and concentrated flavours has been met with overwhelming success.

Belknap’s expertise is reflective of his vast experience at top resorts and the myriad accolades earned throughout his career. He first joined the Omni Hotels group as the Executive Food and Beverage Director at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Prior to that he gained experience as the Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Colonial Williamsburg and The Williamsburg Inn in Virginia.

“Not only is the product amazing but the service our company has received is probably the best I have ever received from anyone. We have afternoon tea, but in addition to that we use some of the teas for smoking our food products and the flavor it picks up is great, especially the combination of Pear and Berry with our Duck Breast.”

In 2001, Belknap’s Dining Room at The Williamsburg Inn was named one of the best restaurants on the continent by Distinguished Restaurants of North America, received the National Restaurant Association Award of Excellence for Service, Wine and Food; the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; and an AAA Four-Diamond Rating. Along with three medals won in international competitions, including one for the U.S. Culinary Olympic Team, Belknap received the Blue Plate Award from Epicurean.

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