A Phoenix Native Chef Brian fell in love with the kitchen while working in C-Cap program for high school students. Brian won a scholarship to attend California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, where he staged at many top toque kitchens and studied his craft. Then it was off to New York where he worked for French celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud at New York's four-star restaurant Daniel before returning to Phoenix to continue his love affair with cooking.
Chef Archibald worked with Hyatt Hotels and then moved to such luxuries properties as the famed and 5 Diamond Phoenician Resort.
In November 2002 Chef Archibald joined with Marriott International at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa as the Spa. He quickly worked his way up to the ranks. He received 2004 Marriott International Raising Star Award and Chaine de Rotisseur, Young Chef Award for the west coast. In 2009 Chef Archibald was given the opportunity to take on the role of Executive Sous Chef at the JW Marriott Camelback Resort and Spa. Camelback Resort and Spa just celebrated 30years of being a 5 diamond property and was the first Resort opened by Marriott and is known for its prestigious reputation with First Class Dining options such as the BLT Steakhouse co-owned by Celebrity Chef Laurent Tournadel.
Chef Archibald has recently taken on the position of Executive Chef at the new Renaissance in downtown Phoenix. An artful urban retreat among downtown Phoenix hotels…With stylish new guestrooms, the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown combines the body of a full-service business and convention hotel with the soul of a boutique hotel. With 60 meeting rooms, 60,000 square feet of meeting space and the largest meeting room is Outdoor Terrace the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown is one of the Marriott’s up and coming properties in the Phoenix area.