Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 1987
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Banquet Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
- Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco; Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF; Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North; Four Seasons Resort Hualalai; Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; several hotels in New York
- Brooklyn, New York, USA
- Culinary Institute of America
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas continues to set the bar for culinary excellence as veteran Executive Chef Michael Goodman leads his team with flair and a passion for cooking.
“Las Vegas has become a premiere dining destination, and the wealth of experience and culinary talent in our kitchens ensure that Four Seasons dining options are some of the most sought after in the city,” says Chef Goodman.
A veteran of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts since 1987, Goodman has overseen food and beverage operations that span both coasts, the Pacific Ocean and south of the border. He joined Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas in 2003 from Four Seasons San Francisco, which he opened as Executive Chef. Prior to that, he was the opening Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Mexico DF, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Goodman has also worked at Four Seasons properties in Maui and Los Angeles.
It is this breadth and diversity of experience in some of the world’s culinary hotbeds that inspires much of Goodman’s varied regional and international cuisine throughout Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, where he oversees a wide array of food and beverage operations including Veranda Restaurant, more than 28,000 square feet of banquet space, a kosher kitchen and Four Seasons Catering To You, the offsite catering program.
Goodman, who has a passion for creating simple dishes with robust flavour, is best known for his sophisticated signature creations that reflect light, modern influences.
“I believe in a symbiotic relationship in food,” he says, “Flavours should work together, but maintain their individual flavours.”
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Goodman was selected in 1992 as one of 12 American-born chefs under the age of 34 to be a semifinalist in the US flight of the prestigious Bocuse D’Or cooking competition. Prior to joining Four Seasons, Goodman’s experience included several New York properties including the Helmsley Palace, the American Stanhope and the Hudson Golf Club.