Trump SoHo® New York announces the promotion of Desmond Lim to executive chef. In his new role, Lim will oversee the banquet and in-room dining operations for the 391-room luxury hotel with over 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and will facilitate the use of the hotel’s new organic rooftop herb garden.
“Desmond has been an integral part of the team for the past several years, and I am thrilled to promote him to executive chef,” said Andreas Oberoi, general manager of Trump SoHo New York. “I look forward to seeing him thrive in this leadership role, and continue to raise the bar for the hotel’s culinary events, with additional programs like the herb garden.”
New for the summer season, Lim cooks with fresh ingredients from the hotel’s rooftop garden, including basil, chive, cilantro, oregano, rosemary and sage. The cilantro is used poolside in Bar d’Eau favorites such as the guacamole and spicy tuna tartar. A signature in-room dining dish, skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, features the garden’s parsley and oregano.
Lim began his career at Trump SoHo more than two years ago as executive sous chef where he was responsible for food menu planning in all outlets and for training of all new and current line associates. Previously, he spent four years in Las Vegas as the banquet sous chef at The Bellagio Resort and Casino, and as the chef de cuisine at Rao’s. Lim started his career in New York City, and is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute.
About Trump SoHo® New York
Trump SoHo New York, the first luxury hotel in Downtown Manhattan, has captured the attention of international travelers and sophisticated New Yorkers alike. Establishing a new paradigm of design, Trump SoHo brings together the master works of Handel Architects, for the 46-story shimmering glass tower, and Rockwell Group, for the creation of the interior spaces. The 391 spacious guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows providing unrivaled views of the city's spectacular skyline and the Hudson River. Trump SoHo currently has hotel condominiums available for purchase with prices beginning at $1.2 million. With just 12 rooms per floor, it has an intimate ambiance of sophistication and indulgence. Owners and hotel guests can enjoy the seasonal poolside Bar d’Eau, and the utmost in personal service with the Trump Attaché. Opening this fall, Trump SoHo is pleased to welcome ultralounge Bartelier and signature restaurant Koi SoHo, which will feature an imaginative menu of contemporary Japanese cuisine. The Spa at Trump® with its two levels of pampering services provides New York its only authentic luxury Turkish hammams. For more information, please call (877) 828-7080 or visit www.trumpsohohotel.com. Find Trump SoHo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrumpSoHoNewYork and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TrumpSoHo.
Trump SoHo is a joint venture among The Sapir Organization, Bayrock Group, L.L.C., and an affiliate of the Trump Organization. Trump SoHo is located at 246 Spring Street, New York, NY, 10013.