ADERO Scottsdale Resort Announces New Executive Chef

A modern desert resort, ADERO Scottsdale Resort, an Autograph Collection, is welcoming a new executive chef who will elevate the menus of ADERO’s two signature restaurants. 

New executive chef Chris Kight will be updating the menu and showcasing his culinary vision at ADERO’S CIELO and SkyTop restaurants, which are both continuously awarded “Diners’ Choice—Best Scenic View in Phoenix and Arizona” by OpenTable.

Chef Kight has 30 years of executive chef experience and operations. Knight has worked at numerous restaurants and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues while training staff and maintaining quality control. At ADERO, Chef Kight will not only be in charge of updating the menus, but also overseeing in-room dining, meetings and events.  

“Chef Kight is reimagining each culinary touchpoint at our award-winning resort,” says ADERO Scottsdale Resort’s new General Manager Michael Valkos. “With elevated dishes under Chef Knight’s helm, served amid scenic desert views, fiery sunsets and starry night skies, our restaurants offer an unparalleled dining experience for Scottsdale locals and travelers.”

Keeping CIELO’s farm-to-table-to-sky philosophy in mind, Chef Kight will use fresh and regionally-sourced ingredients to create decadent dishes, like a 24-hour braised short rib that features sautéed mushrooms and a caramelized onion demi paired with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. 

ADERO Scottsdale Resort is a hidden gem located in one of only 34 Dark Sky communities around the world. There are three dining concepts onsite with spectacular views. ADERO is full of amenities and opportunities to explore the Sonoran desert. The resort includes 16 suites, mountainside swimming pools, desert-inspired spa treatments and more. There is also a 5,300-square-foot fitness facility spread across 17 open acres. With the McDowell Mountains right outside your window you can enjoy the view or hike your way through it. 

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