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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

  • 7680 Granite Loop Road, P.O. Box 544, Teton Village, Wyoming, 83025, U.S.A.
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Ed Gannon

General Manager

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the team at this iconic mountain resort. I feel like I have been transported into the beautiful soul of America.”

 

Four Seasons Tenure

  • 1992-1994; 1997-2003; since 2012
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Executive Sous Chef, Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis; Four Seasons Hotel Austin; Rosewood Resorts at Sand Hill, Jumby Bay, Caneel Bay; Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha’s Vineyard; Four Seasons Hotel Boston; The Catered Affair, Hingham, Massachusetts ; The White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine

Birthplace

  • Miami, Florida, USA

Education

  • Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island 

Languages Spoken

  • English

The mountains are a natural place for Ed Gannon, as a lover of all things outdoors. From fly fishing to hiking with his wife and dogs, there’s no better place to call home than the outdoor paradise of Jackson Hole.

Gannon, prior to joining Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole in the fall of 2017, served as General Manager to Four Seasons Resort Nevis for three years, where he had been promoted from Resort Manager in Nevis, and Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Prior to his time with Four Seasons, Gannon spent eight years working in exotic settings ranging from Rosewood Hotels and Resorts’ Jumby Bay in Antigua to Caneel Bay in St. John, US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.  Ed also served as resort general manager for four years at Martha’s Vineyard’s Winnetu Oceanside Resort.  In search of yet another coast, Ed also spent time at Rosewood’s Sand Hill property in Menlo Park, California, where he was interested in learning about a new region and different type of work environment.

Despite his many years at waterfront properties, it was the mountain life style that first piqued his interest in hospitality. “My wife and I aspired to own a mountain inn.  We search for several years in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.  When we discovered that we could not afford our own taste, it was a pivotal change to my career path.”

Different from many General Managers of the past, Ed carved out his own career path from the kitchen to the executive office.  He brings impressive culinary experience to his hotelier resume, as “Chef Ed Gannon.” Prior to his General Manager and Hotel/Resort Manager status, Ed was executive chef at a variety of luxury properties and catering operations throughout Massachusetts including Four Seasons Hotel Boston (1997-2003); The Catered Affair in Hingham (1996-1997) and The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine (1989-1992).  During his three-year tenure as executive chef, the Inn's dining room attained AAA Five-Diamond status for the first time under his stewardship.  In early 1992, Ed then looked towards a larger operation: Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

Four Seasons Hotel Boston took note of Ed’s ability to make his boutique hotel restaurant shine with five diamonds and recruited him onboard. His first stint at Four Seasons included another surprise.  He met his wife Michelle, a Dining Room Manager of the acclaimed hotel restaurant at the time, Aujourd’Hui.  Together they shared a dream of operating a small hotel in Martha’s Vineyard.  There, Ed branched beyond his food and beverage expertise to discover his passion for hotel management.

Ed claims his hospitality career path was inspired at an early age.  “I was a victim of the 70s,” he claims, “where crock pots, TV dinners and Grape Nuts for breakfast were staples.”  As part of a military family that travelled and relocated frequently, Ed began to discover the nuances of regional cuisines from California Mexican food to Georgia-style southern soul food.  He became hooked on the idea of making food and entertaining a memorable experience, a concept that has taken his career “full circle,” he says.

Born in Miami, Ed earned his college degree at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In his free time he enjoys being with his wife Michelle (a former hospitality manager turned Pilates instructor and fitness guru) and three dogs, Rika, Zerxes and Pappi.