Juan Solorio, Chef de Cuisine of SWB, is responsible for Hyatt Regency Scottsdale’s Southwest Bistro. He oversees its kitchen operation and his kitchen staff.
Born in Mexico City, Chef Juan began his culinary career 22 years ago when he moved to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 17. Since that time, he has worked in a number of Valley restaurants. Joining Hyatt Regency Scottsdale in 1993 as a pantry cook, he quickly demonstrated his culinary talent as an Assistant Chef and Chef de Cuisine in our award-winning Golden Swan, and Chef of Ristorante Sandolo.
While in Golden Swan, it was awarded a Four-star rating by Mobil Travel Guide, named one of the top five restaurants in America’s Southwest by Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Poll. It has been named one of the “Outstanding Restaurants of the World” by Travel Holiday magazine. Distinguished Restaurants of North America awarded Golden Swan the DiRoNa Award for “raising the level of excellence in every aspect of the fine dining experience.” It was also named “Best Brunch” numerous times.
Because of his experience, he became Chef of Ristorante Sandolo, and in 2007, opened SWB.
Because much of the business in our restaurants comes from the local community, Chef Juan strongly believes in “giving back” to the community. Over the years, he has been involved in a number of community projects including Piute Neighborhood Center; the Salvation Army; Waste Not; CACSA (Center Against Child Sexual Abuse); the Arizona Liver Foundation; and the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.