If they can’t pronounce the dish, they won’t order it

Executive chef Martin Heuser

Martin Heuser, the executive chef at the Westin Crown Center Hotel, doesn’t wear his white chef’s jacket every day. In fact, he’s more frequently seen in a dress suit. “I’m not just the executive chef in the hotel,” Heuser explains. “I’m also the food and beverage director.”

There are plenty of challenges in wearing both those hats, but Heuser, a 16-year veteran of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is confident in his abilities — even if Kansas City diners have been cool to some of his best menu ideas.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink