Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Meet our Culinary Team

Prado Restaurant

The culinary team at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia are highly trained and exceptionally skilled at their craft. They are passionate about food and truly enjoy creating one-of-a-kind dining experiences. From inventing original dishes for each of the resort's restaurants, group events and weddings to inspiring a staff of dedicated professionals, each brings their own flavor to the table for a culinary adventure you will never forget.

Chris Mclean

Christopher McLean - Director of Food & Beverage, Certified Sommelier

As a culinary leader, Christopher McLean has held many unique food and beverage roles worldwide. He was previously the Executive Chef and Sommelier for a large Dutch hotel in Ghana’s capital city of Accra and was the first Sommelier and Chef in Ghana to hold wine and food pairings at the Presidential Palace as well as serving as a coach on the first ever Ghanaian National Culinary Team.

Before living overseas, Christopher worked for Thomas Keller in Napa Valley and experienced cooking in both of his kitchens, Bouchon and The French Laundry. The newest chapter of Chris’s career brings him to the Arizona desert, where he bring his international experience of food and wine to the beautiful Andalusian style resort, the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

When he’s not at work, you may find Christopher riding his motorcycle, training for marathons, surfing, watching Marx Brothers movies, and entertaining.

Herve Cuyeu

Herve Cuyeu - Executive Chef

A native of Bordeaux, France, Herve Cuyeu was always drawn to the unique flavors sizzling within his mother’s kitchen. Growing up near the southern Atlantic coastal seas, he developed a palate for fresh seafood and the precision that comes with preparing such delicate dishes while delivering a well-rounded experience that embraces traditions without compromising modern aspirations.

Chef Cuyeu studied Culinary Arts at the Lycee Hotelier De Bordeaux and was called to the United States with a sense of adventure and curiosity for the country’s wide range of unique geographical and ethnic cuisine.

He has taken on many culinary roles as an Executive Chef including working at a one-star Michelin restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, where he was an integrate part of the success of the very first South Beach Food and Wine Festival. As a culinary leader, Chef Cuyeu mentors, guides and inspires his peers and the next generation of chefs. When he’s not crafting culinary creations at Prado, you may find Chef Cuyeu outdoors either gardening or hiking. Chef Cuyeu says working at the Omni Scottsdale is sentimental to him because its Spanish influence reminds him of his southern French roots.