Crystalbrook Vincent introduces new exec chef and F&B manager

(R-L) Andrew McCrea joins the hotel as executive chef and Rene Taleb is the new food and beverage manager.

Crystalbrook Vincent has made two new culinary appointments alongside new menu developments.

Andrew McCrea joins the Brisbane hotel as executive chef and Rene Taleb is the new food and beverage manager.

McCrea was previously at Queensland Parliament House, where he was awarded the Queensland Parliament Clark’s Award for Excellence.

His new menus will heavily focus on seasonal and local produce from within a three-hour drive of the hotel.

Taleb brings a focus of creating high-end dining and drinking experiences into his role.

“I am thrilled to have Rene and Andrew on board with us to create a new way of dining and drinking for hotel guests and Brisbane locals to experience,” said Jeremy Nordkamp, general manager of Crystalbrook Vincent.

McCrea and Taleb will work on developing new food and drink menus in the hotel’s rooftop bar, Fiume, and Italian restaurant Polpetta, as well as a new in-room dining program for hotel guests.

The team will also launch a new range of meeting and events packages.