Prior to that, Nagan was the consulting chef responsible for menu development, design and opening of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, where he orchestrated culinary events catering to celebrities including Cindy Crawford, Robert De Niro and others. Before joining Hard Rock Hotels, Nagan had a long tenure with Marriott, as chef at properties including Denver Renaissance Hotel, the four-star, four-diamond San Mateo Marriott & Convention Center, Portland Downtown Waterfront and Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
A culinary graduate with honors from Johnson & Wales University, Nagan also has a Bachelors Degree in Economics & Business from Iowa’s Cornell College. His accolades include winning the 2015 Chef & Brew Festival Best Pairing Award, as well as top finishes at the Colorado Taste of Excellence Competition and the National Taste of Elegance Competition of San Diego.
COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL. ENTER ON CHAMPA JUST SOUTH OF 17TH STREET AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE RENAISSANCE.