Chef Bour brings two and a half decades of professional experience to the Rhode Island luxury resort’s kitchens and restaurants

May 17, 2017 – Ocean House announced the appointment of Executive Chef Nicolas Bour, who will oversee all culinary operations for the resort, including the Forbes Five Star fine-dining restaurant Seasons, the more casual Bistro, four outdoor dining venues, and banquets operations.

A bi-coastal culinary veteran, Chef Bour joins Ocean House from Humphreys in San Diego, CA. Previously, Bour was Executive Chef at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, where he was instrumental in restructuring the food and beverage program at the resort and opened two new dining outlets. Before joining Loews Coronado Bay, Bour founded AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, which was awarded Best Restaurant in 2013 by San Diego Magazine. Bour received first place dish in the San Diego Food & Wine Festival in 2013 and was included as a celebrity chef at the Kentucky Derby in 2011. Some of his additional notable career highlights include successfully serving over 14,000 covers in four days for the inauguration of President Barak Obama, cooking privately for King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, and cooking by invitation at the James Beard House in New York.

“We are excited to welcome Chef Nicolas Bour to our executive leadership team,” said Daniel Hostettler, the President and Managing Director of Ocean House Management, LLC. “With his depth of experience in a multitude of restaurants and hotels, I believe Chef Bour is an extremely valuable asset to the future of the resort’s culinary direction and to our associates.”


About Ocean House
Ocean House, one of New England’s last grand hotels, re-opened its doors in June 2010 after a $140 million rebuild and restoration. The 136-year-old property, originally built just after the Civil War, is perched high on the bluffs in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Guests enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk and Block Island from the resort’s 49 guestrooms and 18 signature suites. The resort offers farm-to-table dining, the12,000-square-foot OH! Spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space This stately property is only one of eleven hotels in the world to garner three Forbes Five-Star designations for hotel, spa and restaurant. For more information, please visit