Ontario Convention Center hires New Executive Chef
Daly R. Cruz started his new position on December 1, 2015
ONTARIO, California (Thursday, December 3, 2015) – Officials with the Ontario Convention Center have announced the addition of Daly R. Cruz as the new Executive Chef of the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. Cruz will oversee all culinary operations, including banquets, meetings, large gala and special events.
Cruz brings over 25 years of culinary experience to Ontario Convention Center. Born in El Salvador, Central America, Cruz moved to the United States at the age of 13. He began his career in 1990 with Hyatt in stewarding and learned all kitchen aspects until promoted to a sous chef. Since 1990 Cruz had worked for Hyatt in five different cities, with multiple positions, from restaurant chef de cuisine to banquet chef, and most recently was executive sous chef for the second largest Hyatt property, the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Cruz has an objective to provide the highest quality of culinary standards with an emphasis on details, customer satisfaction and employee development. He loves local and authentic cuisines.
“We are delighted to have Chef Daly join our staff and look forward to his years of experience and creativity enhancing our award winning cuisine” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of the Ontario Convention Center. “With a full calendar of holiday galas and events this time of the year we are confident in the talent that Chef Daly will bring to our clients. He excels at creating customized menus to make each event special and unique. We are excited to have him on board, and I know visitors and local residents alike will enjoy his creative and flavorful cuisine.”
Cruz lives in Anaheim Hills with his wife of 11 years, who also has a hotel management background. Together they have two daughters, ages 8 and 4 years old. “I love to show my daughters how to cook and share my knowledge on healthy food options” said Daly Cruz. He loves and enjoys cooking for family and friends, and has a passion for roasting meats and using fresh local products. His hobbies include playing soccer, basketball and bicycling.
About the Ontario Convention Center
A breathtaking venue, frequently used by filmmakers as an onsite location for movies and commercials, Ontario Convention Center is ideal located in Southern California. Built and owned by the City of Ontario and privately managed by SMG. Contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology, it boasts more than 225,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, 2,600 parking spaces, meeting and function space and is ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits and meetings. The Center provides a full range of services, world-class cuisine and flexible options provided by a professional, award-winning staff. Over 6,000 full service and economy hotel rooms in the Greater Ontario area, including 2,500 rooms within walking distance to The Ontario Convention Center. For more information visit: www.ontariocc.org.com
About Premier Food Services
Ontario Convention Center provides a full range of catering services including world-class cuisine and service options provided by a professional, award-winning staff from Premier Food Services. We offer custom menu planning to create a unique dining experience for our guests. Wine dinners, weddings, and other special engagements are our specialty. The Center also boasts a wide variety of food and beverage concessions, both permanent and portable. A unique catering service not generally provided at a convention center: made-to-order sandwiches, healthy selections, gourmet pizzas, and salads. We are proud to serve Starbucks coffee. The staff brings more to the table than just operational knowledge. Years of experience with a gifted, hard-working, humble and extraordinary sales team working with clients ensures satisfaction. With an abundance of culinary options that are diverse and designed with the guest in mind our team provides a myriad of opportunities to create an enjoyable experience. From the presentation, custom menus, attention to detail, and most importantly the quality and taste it is a reflection of the professionalism we have become accustom to with Premier Food Services at Ontario Convention Center.