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August 13, 2012
Cameron Mitchell Names Olivia Giesler Executive Chef of M
From a Cameron Mitchell press release:
Chef with decade of experience at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants takes new role at downtown dining destination
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Olivia Giesler, a Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ (CMR) veteran who got her start a decade ago as an intern at the Columbus-based restaurant company, has been named executive chef of M. Giesler has risen through the company in positions at CMR’s other fine dining locations, including Ocean Prime locations in Detroit, Phoenix and Tampa; and at Mitchell’s Ocean Club and M in Columbus.
Giesler joined CMR in 2002 as an intern at Mitchell’s Ocean Club, and she soon developed a passion for the hospitality business. The internship inspired her to enroll in the culinary program at Columbus State Community College. At Columbus State, Olivia earned an Associates’ Degree in hospitality management with a culinary apprenticeship major and was named Apprentice of the Year in 2007.
Giesler has remained with the company throughout her career, and in 2009 was awarded Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ Sous Chef of the Year.
“Quite simply, there is no better place to build a career in hospitality management than Cameron Mitchell Restaurants,” said Giesler. “I feel privileged to have honed my profession with this company, which has inspired my passion for cooking and allowed me to grow and learn. It is an honor to take on the challenge of serving as executive chef of M, a restaurant recognized for excellence in every aspect of its operations.”
Giesler’s passion extends to her home kitchen, where she enjoys cooking with fresh and in-season ingredients. Her favorite flavor profiles are those with Latin or Caribbean influence; culinary talents she hopes to bring to menus as part of her new position at M.
“Olivia has just the right combination of exceptional culinary expertise and restaurant leadership, along with an unmatched enthusiasm for bringing her cooking talents to our guests,” said Brian Hinshaw, CMR vice president and executive corporate chef. “We are pleased to have her take the reins of the kitchen at M and to use her extraordinary skills to take the restaurant to the next level.”
Giesler and her daughter reside in Dublin, Ohio.
M is an elite Four Diamond property, as designated by AAA. The restaurant, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010, has received the prestigious award since 2006.
Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, M is located on the first level of the Miranova office tower in downtown Columbus, and boasts one of Columbus’s most extraordinary terrace views. For more information, please call 614.629.0000 or visit the restaurant online at www.matmiranova.com. For the convenience of guests, reservations are always accepted, and valet parking is provided.
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993 in Columbus, Ohio, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC now operates 18 restaurants under eight different concepts including Cameron's American Bistro, Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, Martini Modern Italian, M, Molly Woo's Asian Bistro, Marcella’s, The Pearl and Cameron Mitchell Catering in Columbus. The Ocean Prime concept has locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indianapolis, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. Cameron Mitchell and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards. For more information on Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, please visit www.cameronmitchell.com.