Welcome Executive Chef Cody DeRosett

21c Museum Hotels Announces Lockbox Executive Chef

Cody DeRosett to Serve as Executive Chef of Lockbox at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington

“I am truly grateful and humbled by this recognition of my dedication to 21c and the team here at Lockbox, as well as the trust in me that this new position implies. It is a privilege to have a career centered around what I am most passionate about — food, cooking, a commitment to creativity and working to hone this craft. Better still, I have the opportunity to be able to move on to this next phase of my career in my own hometown…I’m so excited to start this journey.” – Cody DeRosett, Executive Chef of Lockbox

Louisville, KY (April 25, 2019) –  21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville-based boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant group, announced today the appointment of  Cody DeRosett  as executive chef of its Lexington restaurant, Lockbox, located in 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (167 West Main Street, Lexington, KY). DeRossett previously served as executive sous chef.

Kentucky native Cody DeRosett cut his teeth at Lexington staples Bellini’s and Dudley’s on Short. In 2015, he joined the 21c team as a line cook at Proof on Main, the acclaimed restaurant at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, and was eventually promoted to sous chef. He returned to Lexington in 2016 to join the opening team at Lockbox, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become executive sous chef. DeRosett’s menu at Lockbox celebrates Southern cuisine and the preservation of the season’s finest ingredients from around the Bluegrass region.

“On behalf of 21c and the entire staff at Lockbox, we are thrilled that Chef DeRosett will be leading the team here in Lexington,” said Melanie Tapp, Senior Director, 21c Food and Beverage. “We know that his commitment to this community and passion for his craft will create a truly memorable dining experience.”

About 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality company based in Louisville, Kentucky, is pushing the boundaries of both the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. The company was founded as a single property by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, whose mission was to share innovative contemporary art with the public and participate in the revitalization of downtown Louisville. The couple opened the first 21c in 2006 along downtown’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses to create a union of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a contemporary art museum. Today, 21c operates eight museum hotels in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bentonville, Arkansas; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee, Oklahoma City and Kansas City, 21c projects are also under development in Chicago, Illinois; and Des Moines, Iowa. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as each hotel. The 21c restaurant portfolio includes; Proof on MainMetropoleThe HiveCounting HouseLockboxMary Eddy’s Kitchen x LoungeGray and DudleyThe Savoy, and Garage Bar.

About MGallery
MGallery is where captivating stories are lived and shared. With more than 100 storied boutique hotels around the world, each MGallery tells a unique story inspired by the destination. From bespoke design and sensorial mixology to wellbeing dedicated to women, MGallery hotels are places where guests can discover the very best the world has to offer. MGallery guests are inspired and enriched through their delightful visits to these stylish, thoughtful and decidedly singular hotels. Well-known properties in the MGallery collection include Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam, Queens Hotel Cheltenham in England, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne in Australia, Muse Bangkok Langsuan in Thailand, and Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam. MGallery is part of Accor, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome in 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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Jennifer Petrisko
21c Museum Hotels

Kelsey Whited
21c Museum Hotels