Fletcher Named Best Chef by Readers of the Hippo

Corey Fletcher, Executive Chef at The Centennial Hotel and Granite Restaurant & Bar was named Best Chef – Best of Concord by The Hippo in their 12th Annual Readers Poll Best of 2013 which was just released. The Hippo provides Southern New Hampshire's active adults the only dedicated food, music, movie and arts coverage and its state's largest listings section of things to do.

“We’re very proud of Corey and it’s an honor for him to be recognized for his culinary talents,” said Norman MacLeod, Founder and CEO of Hay Creek Hotels which owns and operates the and The Centennial Hotel and Granite Restaurant & Bar.  “Our corporate mandate is to surprise and delight our guests. Corey takes this to heart and does this ever day with his cooking. It’s no surprise that the community selected him as the Best Chef in Concord!”

Recently featured in the Chef Spotlight column in The Hippo, Chef Corey has also won numerous awards since arriving on the scene at Granite Restaurant & Bar, including Best Menu of Small Plates in the 2010/2011 Hippo Best of; the 2010 Best Shellfish Appetizer in New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of New Hampshire; 2011 The Hippo Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Concord; 2011 TV Diner Gold Plate award; 2012 Best Breakfast, New Hampshire Magazine; and the 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year, among other awards.

With a passion for New England cuisine, Fletcher brings local and regional products to New American dishes with splashes of French, Mediterranean and Asian styles to the restaurant’s seasonal menus. His cuisine favors simplicity that permits two or three flavors to heighten, not mask the core item in each dish. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Granite Restaurant & Bar and The Centennial Hotel, Chef Corey is also lending his expertise to off-site catering offered by the hotel, bringing his culinary talent to off-site events for groups up to 300 people.

A native of New Hampshire, Chef Corey has followed his passion for cooking throughout New England.  Prior to joining The Centennial team in 2010, Chef Corey was at the Colby Hill Inn and prior to that served as the opening Chef at 55 Degrees in Concord. He is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.

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