Sean O'Connell

The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA

Executive Chef Sean O’Connell is responsible for all dining operations at The Homestead, including 10 restaurants and bars as well as in-room dining, catering and banqueting for meetings and special events. Previously, O’Connell headed culinary operations at several luxury hotel and resort properties around the globe. He also played a crucial role in the opening of the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. A native of Europe, Chef O’Connell studied with the American Culinary Federation and honed his skills in some of the world’s finest hotels including Ritz-Carlton, Raffles Hotel, and Aman Resorts.

Who was your most influential mentor?
Grant MacPherson

What was your first job in the culinary world?

If you could cook James Beard one dish, what would it be?
Vanilla Salmon Confit with Puy Lentils and White Balsamic Dressing


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