Palace Arms

321 17th St., Denver, CO 80202

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Executive Sous Chef Thanawat Bates

Chef Thanawat Bates joined the culinary staff at the Four-Star, Four-Diamond Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in February 2005. In addition to serving as executive sous chef for the hotel’s five dining venues, Chef Bates is solely responsible for the menu in Palace Arms – The Brown Palace’s fine dining establishment.

Prior to joining The Brown Palace, Chef Bates worked for the Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C., the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel & Spa in Dana Point, Calif., the St. Regis Hotel & Spa in Century City, Stage at Café Atlantico, and the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Colorado.

A native of Thailand, Chef Bates completed high school in Lander, Wyo., where his mother had opened a restaurant. He then trained as an apprentice at the Colorado Mountain College in Vail, earning an associates degree.

Culinary Passion: Gastronomy and fusion foods.

Executive Sous Chef Thanawat Bates

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