July 14, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Names Brian Broomhead Chef de Cuisine At Rise Kitchen & Bakery

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Names Brian Broomhead Chef de Cuisine At Rise Kitchen & Bakery

TAMPA, Fla.  (July 14, 2016) – Brian Broomhead has taken over the position of Chef de Cuisine at Rise Kitchen & Bakery in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.

A graduate of the Atlantic County (N.J.) Institute of Technology, Broomhead comes to Seminole Hard Rock Tampa after spending eight years with McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants in Atlantic City, Baltimore and Columbus, Ohio where he climbed the ranks from Sous Chef to Executive Sous Chef and, finally, Executive Chef.

Broomhead, who will report to Executive Sous Chef Michael Balles, also worked at the prestigious Hilton in Atlantic City as well as The Old Homestead Steakhouse in Borgata Hotel & Casino.

About Rise Kitchen & Bakery
Open 24 hours, Rise Kitchen & Bakery is located near the pool area. Rise Kitchen is the ultimate delight with great homemade soups, sandwiches and flatbreads available all day, every day. The kitchen sets the tone for a memorable comfort meal. Plus, a full breakfast and home style cooking menu has been added with favorites such as meatloaf, pan-seared sirloin steak and a build your own burger spotlight. Rise Bakery offers over 40 varieties of sweet treats including fresh baked cookies, cupcakes, brownies and whoopie pies.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 70 countries, including 165 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Reykjavik, Shanghai, Baku and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, London, Los Cabos, New York City, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]