Coach House welcomes new executive chef

Chef Joshua Hollinger. Photo by Susan Safford
Chef Joshua Hollinger. Photo by Susan Safford

Posted February 23, 2006

The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown announced that Joshua Hollinger, a man with impressive cooking credentials, has taken over this month as executive chef. He is responsible for all of the hotel's culinary services, including the Coach House restaurant and Clubhouse Bar.

Mr. Hollinger is no stranger to the Island and the restaurant. He was an executive sous chef of The Coach House in 2002-2003 and is happy to be back. "This is no doubt the biggest opportunity of my career," he says. "I am looking forward to working with as many local purveyors as I possibly can and incorporating every ingredient this amazing Island has to offer into my dishes."

Mr. Hollinger is also no stranger to the sea. He graduated from the Seafarers Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point, Md. and has visited 22 countries as a merchant mariner. His culinary credentials include stints at the stove in Europe and most recently in Florida at Smokin' Martini in Palmetto and Beach Bistro on Anna Maria Island.

He joins a staff that includes executive sous chef Scott Collins, formerly of l'étoile; general manager Alain Michel, past general manager of New York City's famed Jean Georges and Montrachet restaurants; and food and beverage director Jim Moore, who has put together an award-winning wine list.

Mr. Hollinger said Tuesday that new menus for both the restaurant and bar will be out next week. And he promised that the Coach House's special Asian nights - every Thursday, beginning Feb. 23 - will offer high quality and imaginative meals at manageable prices.

For more information, call The Coach House at 508-627-3761.