Vishwatej Nath Named New Executive Chef of Vail’s Latest On-Mountain Restaurant, The 10th

04 October 2012
  • The 10th opens for lunch service on Nov. 21, 2012
  • New this winter, The 10th will be open for après and dinner service beginning Dec. 12, 2012
VAIL, Colo. – Oct. 4, 2012 – Vail Mountain, the largest ski resortin the United States,announced today the appointment of Vishwatej Nath to executive chef for Vail’s newest on-mountain, table-service restaurant, The 10th. Also new for the winter season, The 10th will be open for après and dinner service Tuesdays through Saturdays, in addition to lunch daily.
“After an incredibly successful inaugural season at The 10th last year, and with the addition of our new gondola from Vail Village to Mid-Vail allowing us to expand service to include après and dinner, this will be an even more exciting winter at The 10th,” said Chris Jarnot, chief operating officer and senior vice president of Vail Mountain.  “We are thrilled to have Chef Nath bring his leadership to the kitchen at The 10th to build upon last year’s introduction of its modern alpine cuisine.”
Chef Vishwatej Nath joins The 10th most recently from Vail Resorts’ Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) where he led all culinary operations for Jackson Lake Lodge, AAA Four Diamond Jenny Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village and Flagg Ranch Resort. As executive chef at GTLC, Nath was responsible for a team of nearly 200 individuals and creating culinary delights on the plate, in the glass and on the scene in the Tetons, feeding thousands of park visitors each day. Among his past endeavors he has served as executive sous chef and banquet chef at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa and as sous chef at The Boca Bay Pass Club in Boca Grande, Fla. He also re-ignited his passion for pastry and baking at the Madalay Bay in Las Vegas. Nath’s diverse expanse of culinary experience ranges from quick-service to Four Diamond cuisine, banquets, baking and pastry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Institut Hotelier Cesar Ritz in Le Bouveret, Switzerland.
“I look forward to returning to Vail, where I began my career, as executive chef at The 10th,” said chef Nath, “Modern alpine cuisine has had huge success, and drawing on inspiration from fond memories of Switzerland and encompassing refinement on more bold flavors, textures and tastes with a new eclectic culinary artistry will help propel the culinary boundaries of The 10th even further.”
The 10th is scheduled to open for lunch, served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. With the addition of Vail’s new gondola, guests will also be able to enjoy après at the bar from 3-6 p.m. and dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
The more than 13,000 square-foot, ski-in, ski-out restaurant features a main dining room with spectacular views of the Gore Range, a cozy bar and lounge with fireplace, and a south-facing outdoor deck that captures the afternoon sun and views of the Look Ma and Challenge trails. The restaurant’s beautiful design and finishes befit its mountain location while still offering a bit of contemporary flair. Reservations at The 10th are highly recommended and can be made by calling (970) 754-1010.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.  



About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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