Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia Welcomes Colin Henderson as Chef de Cuisine and Debuts à la Carte Menu at Jean-Georges Philadelphia

Chef Colin Henderson takes the helm of Jean-Georges Philadelphia to introduce a new menu format to the city’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant

March 19, 2024,
Philadelphia, U.S.A.

In partnership with Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia announces the appointment of Colin Henderson as Jean-Georges Philadelphia’s Chef de Cuisine. Joining the team from Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Chef Colin brings nearly a decade of fine dining experience, ranging from Latin American to French cuisine. His arrival is paired with the restaurant’s debut of the new à la carte menu format, an experience that complements the restaurant’s existing six-course tasting menus.

The new à la carte menu is designed to provide guests with an approachable way to enjoy one of the city’s most iconic fine dining restaurants and choose their own culinary journey. Jean-Georges Philadelphia has become synonymous with discovery and surprise: whether it’s an unexpected beverage pairing by Sommelier Damien Graef that introduces a guest to a grape varietal, or an intimate dinner set against the performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the restaurant continues to set the bar for enriching culinary moments.

“It’s an honour to lead the team during the addition of a new menu format and welcome guests to a new experience,” says Chef Colin. “An à la carte menu allows us to become more opportunistic with our local ingredients. When our local purveyors and farmer partners approach us with a limited, seasonal ingredient, we can present specialty dishes to guests throughout the year without impacting our pre-set tasting menus.”

Chef Colin brings culinary excellence, an expertise in restaurant sustainability, and an unwavering passion to this role, thoughtfully sourcing top-quality ingredients from small producers and introducing his team to new techniques. Most recently, he oversaw Toronto’s Café Boulud Restaurant and led kitchen operations of d|Bar. Before that, he was Sous Chef, starting his tenure with Four Seasons at the brand’s global flagship property in August 2018. A graduate of the Culinary Management School at Ottawa’s Algonquin College, Chef Colin’s unique experience includes working closely with Chef Michael Tusk in his San Francisco three Michelin-star restaurant Quince, as well as under the tutelage of Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud, learning the intricacies of fresh pasta and perfecting the sophisticated art of food plating.

“Jean-Georges Philadelphia has evolved from an occasion-only restaurant to a refined neighbourhood staple,” says Jean-Paul Cantave, Restaurant General Manager. “Chef Colin sets a new direction of providing accessibility for our guests, while maintaining the elevated dining experience and reputation that our skyscraper restaurant has become known for.”

Jean-Georges Philadelphia is open 5:00-9:00 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Reservations are required and can be reserved online through OpenTable 30 days in advance.

About Jean-Georges Philadelphia

On the 59th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten offers a combination of iconic dishes from Jean-Georges New York as well as new creations at Jean-Georges Philadelphia. With its mirrored glass atrium and sky-high views, Jean-Georges Philadelphia is a destination where thoughtful dining and Norman Foster’s renowned architecture intersect to create a memorable atmosphere. Descend the waterfall encased staircase to Jean-Georges Philadelphia where guests will embark on a feast for the senses, offering 360-degree views of the city of Philadelphia’s skyline.