Deer Valley names new Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef

PARK CITY, Utah. – Deer Valley Resort announces new Executive Chef Peter Menteer. Veteran Deer Valley Chef Chris Gibson was promoted to Executive Sous Chef from his former role as Executive Chef of the resort’s Silver Lake Lodge.

“Chef Menteer brings more than 25 years of fine dining, catering, and banquets expertise to his new role, and we are thrilled to see how his innovative vision and leadership will impact our premier food and beverage experience,” said Deer Valley Resort Vice President of Food and Beverage Jacob Musyt. “Additionally, on behalf of the entire Deer Valley team, I’d like to congratulate Chef Gibson for his well-deserved and hard-earned promotion to Executive Sous Chef.”

Chef Menteer came to Deer Valley from his home state of Montana, where he worked as the Executive Chef at the Stock Farm Club in the Bitterroot Valley in Hamilton, Montana. After studying culinary arts at The Western Culinary Institute, where he graduated with honors and received a Le Cordon Bleu Degree, he worked in Portland’s top restaurants, gastro pubs, and country clubs. Peter moved to Chicago and held positions at The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers (now The Sheraton Grande), The Westin Chicago North Shore, and The Westin Chicago Northwest. He opened three restaurants as the Executive Chef in the Chicago area. Menteer enjoys spending time with his family outside of the kitchen, mountain biking, snowboarding, traveling, and playing music.

As the Executive Sous Chef, Chris Gibson will directly oversee all culinary operations in the day lodges and restaurants and assist with banquets and catering. A native of Salt Lake City, Gibson has worked for Deer Valley since 2003, where he began as the Silver Lake Restaurant Sous Chef before being promoted to Chef at Royal Street Café in 2006.  In 2017 he was promoted to Executive Chef of Silver Lake Lodge, overseeing all culinary operations for Silver Lake Restaurant, Royal Street Café, The Mariposa, weddings, and special events. Married with two daughters, Chris enjoys mountain biking, gardening, and camping with friends and family.

Chef Menteer made his Deer Valley debut on Friday, April 1, 2022, just in time for the resort’s new Taste of Luxury Series on April 8, 9, and 10. This first of three weekends in the Taste of Luxury Series will welcome 3-Star MICHELIN Chef Roberto Cerea in partnership with DAOU Family Estates. It will feature a special meet-and-greet reception, personalized cooking class, exclusive eight-course dinner, and a farewell lunch. Reservations are highly encouraged on OpenTable.

For more information about Chef Peter Menteer, Chef Chris Gibson, or the Taste of Luxury Series, visit the resort’s website at, or contact resort Senior Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522.

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