October 23, 2023
JACKSON HOLE, WY. – Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, part of the Noble House Hotels and Resorts collection of luxury hotels and resorts, announced Friday the appointment of Troy Batten, the current Executive Chef of the hotel’s award-winning Spur Restaurant & Bar and Spur Catering, as the new Area Director of Food and Beverage.
Batten began his career at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa as lead cook 14 years ago, according to a press release. He moved up the ranks to Sous Chef, Chef De Cuisine, and finally to Executive Chef in 2019. Batten helped with the rebrand of Spur, which continued gaining recognition with local residents and hotel guests alike.
In his new leadership role, Batten will oversee all aspects of service, planning, and quality for the food and beverage operations at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and their newly renovated on-site restaurant, Spur Restaurant & Bar. Batten will also lead Spur Catering, which services groups, meetings, and social events for both Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra Jackson Hole.
“I’m so grateful for the last 14 years at Spur, where I was able to cultivate my passion for quality local ingredients and delivering thoughtfully curated menus of elevated mountain cuisine to our guests,” said Batten. “I’m excited about the next chapter of my career and look forward to continuing growing and serving our community in a whole new way.”
A native of Pocatello, Idaho, Batten attended Boise State University and later joined a mom-and-pop restaurant in the North end of Boise, Idaho, where he began his culinary career. After working at the restaurant as manager and head cook, he left to pursue his dreams of living near big mountain snowboarding, relocating to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 2001.