Chef Thomas Riordan is the Executive Chef at W Austin. Rounding out a stellar culinary team at the property, Riordan brings an exceptional understanding of both the luxury marketplace and farm-to-table dining. With over 17 years of culinary experience ranging from fine dining to large banquet service, he has worked for numerous Mobil 4 Star, AAA 5 Diamond and Zagat Top 100 award-winning restaurants across the country.
Riordan studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York before making a name for himself as a chef in Scottsdale, Arizona where he began honing his culinary skills at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Throughout his career, Riordan worked in various positions at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn and Starwood’s The Phoenician before being named the Executive Chef at Starwood’s St. Regis Aspen Resort. There, he developed and executed the concepts for Italian restaurant Trecenetto Quindicci, as well as the innovative new spa treatment for Remede spa, Farm to Massage Table. Riordan also served as Executive Chef at the renowned Chefs Club, Food & Wine’s collaborative platform for showcasing some of the country’s top culinary talent, where he worked alongside a rotating guest lineup of the magazine’s Best New Chefs.
As Austin continues to thrive as a culinary and travel destination, Chef Riordan’s enthusiasm for hospitality and culinary creativity will be utilized to further establish our standing amongst guest and local visitors alike.