Kristin A. Butterworth’s fascination with food began at a young age. Growing up in rural western Pennsylvania, she spent summers in her Father’s gardens growing and picking vegetables and learning to prepare and preserve them in her Mother’s kitchen.
Butterworth attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and upon graduating with honors in 2001, moved to Arizona to complete an internship at the Mobil 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond,Latilla Restaurant at Boulders Resort . It was herethat Chef Butterworth received her first experience in fine dining and her first taste of what would become a passion for the art of fine dining.
Following her internship, Chef Butterworth seized the opportunity to travel to Italy and receive a certificate in Italian Cuisine and Pastry at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners.
Accepting a position at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for the first time, Chef Butterworth worked her way up to the position of Sous Chef before departing in 2005 for southern Georgia and the Sea Island Resort . There, she was part of the opening team for the new Cloister Hotel and The Georgian Room Restaurant.
After only 14 months, The Georgian Room received the highly acclaimed Mobil 5 Star award, making it one of 20 of the most elite restaurants in the world. After four years with the Sea Island Company and working under mentor Chef Scott Crawford , Butterworth embraced an appreciation for farm to table and refined southern cuisine.
Following her experience with Chef Crawford, Chef Butterworth was offered a position with the prestigious and legendary Inn at Little Washington in Virginia where she worked as one of Patrick O’Connell’s Sous Chefs and learned the finer points of Refined American Cuisine . By establishing relationships with farmers and private growers during her time at Little Washington, Butterworth’s love for the farm to table movement flourished.
In 2010, Butterworth returned home to Pennsylvania and accepted a position as Chef De Cuisine at the resort that was once a major springboard for her career. Taking the helm of the Lautrec Restaurant , a Forbes 5 star, AAA 5 Diamond, European influenced restaurant, Chef Butterworth is now able to showcase her passions and personal cooking style, while forming relationships with over a dozen local farms and purveyors to create a truly unique dining experience.
While at Lautrec, Butterworth has been a featured Chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City twice and has received coveted 5 Star and 5 diamond awards for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.