The Carillon at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center on the University of Texas Campus announced a new culinary team this week, top-lined by executive chef Azhar Mohammad. The 16-year restaurant veteran has helmed the restaurants at several upscale hotel properties, including the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis and, most recently, the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.
Joining Mohammad is executive pastry chef Robyn Mayo, most recently of H&F Bread Co. in Atlanta, and Nathan Prater, the former grill manager and wine director at the Driskill Grill will serve as the Carillon’s director of outlets. Mohammad is currently revamping the menu, with expectations to roll out the changes in the next month.
This is the first major hiring announcement from the Carillon since executive chef Josh Watkins departed last year. Watkins, it was announced this week, has taken over control of operating Chavez at the Radisson Hotel and Suites downtown, with plans to change the restaurant’s concept and name.