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Hotel Laguna’s Heinz Hofmann elected chancelier national with Chaine des Rôtisseurs

Published: 07/11/2014

(Laguna Beach, Calif.) – Heinz Hofmann, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Andersen Hotels Inc. and Hotel Laguna was elected as chancelier national (vice-president) with the prestigious Chaine des Rôtisseurs.

With more than 25,000 members, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an International Association of Gastronomy now established in more than 70 countries bringing together enthusiasts who share the same values of fine dining, the encouragement of the culinary arts and the pleasures of the table. The distinctive character of their association is to bring together amateurs and professionals, from all over the world in the appreciation of fine cuisine.

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Hofmann graduated with a degree in accounting from Swiss Accounting Academy, where he was employed as a chef. He holds a master’s degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Lausanne. Hofmann lived and worked in Europe, the Bahamas and Canada. He has held management positions at the hotel and corporate levels in the Westin and Fairmont hotel chains, as COO and consultant at La Quinta Country Club, and has served on numerous tourist and visitor boards throughout the country.

He currently serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee of Visit Laguna Beach’s Board of Directors. Hofmann is also the co-chair of Celebrate Good Taste, a four-day culinary festival hosted by Visit Laguna Beach every March.

“We are so fortunate to have Heinz on our board of directors,” said Karyn Philippsen, Chairman of the Board, Visit Laguna Beach. “His wealth of expertise in the hospitality and culinary industries greatly contributes to the positive experiences our locals and visitors have come to expect and enjoy.”

About Visit Laguna Beach
Visit Laguna Beach is celebrating 28 years of commitment to Laguna Beach and the tourism industry, and is located at 361 Forest Avenue, Suite 200, with its Visitors Center at 381 Forest Avenue. The Official Visitors Center is open daily, Monday – Sunday from 10 am-5 pm.

Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premier coastal destination located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and along the southern coast of Orange County. Known as home to hundreds of local artists, and set amid 20,000 acres of wilderness, Laguna Beach is primarily served by John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA) located just 20 minutes away. Please visit

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Lana Johnson, CTA
Visit Laguna Beach

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