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Chef Bennett Hollberg has been named Executive Chef at the Atlanta Grill of the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta.

Hollberg grew up in Virginia Highlands, so his affinity for southern foods came naturally. But his road to cooking took a few detours. He performed in musicals at Paideia, went to Furman to play baseball, changed majors a few times, then without any cooking experience but “knowing it was right,” left in his junior year to attend culinary school at the Art Institute of Seattle.

After graduating, he returned home and applied for a position at the Dining Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. He got the job and after four years and many promotions, working first with Bruno M�nard and later Arnaud Berthelier, he became Sous Chef.


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