Alyeska Resort is pleased to announce the promotion of Executive Chef Jason Porter to Food and Beverage Director. This key position within the organization oversees all staffing requirements, menu creation, food costing and restaurant operations at all seven of Alyeska’s food and beverage outlets. Jason Porter has been with Alyeska Resort for over a decade. He opened and created the menu for the Aurora Bar and Grill prior to being elevated to Executive Chef at our award-winning Seven Glaciers Restaurant. For several years since, he has served as Resort Executive Chef overseeing the operations of all our restaurants. John Byrne, Owner of Alyeska Resort adds, “Jason and I have worked closely on the development of the menus at each of our resort outlets over the years. His passion for food quality and flavor is unsurpassed.”

Chef Jason Porter has had a lifelong pursuit of the culinary arts -- first declaring his dream of becoming a Chef at the young age of 10. He began his culinary studies while serving four years in the Navy and then continued on to study Hotel Restaurant Management at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. Jason then went on to work at AAA Five Diamond Restaurants, including Picasso at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, before joining Alyeska’s team in 2007.

 “I look forward to the new challenges that this role will present. From my first day with Alyeska I have worked hard to push myself and my team to provide an exceptional culinary experience. I have been fortunate to work with great people in an incredible setting. I am excited to continue striving to provide our guests with a unique and memorable hospitality experience. I take great pride in our product and as the Food and Beverage Director continue to lead our team of chefs in maintaining our status as the number one culinary destination resort in Alaska”.

Alyeska’s promotion of Chef Jason Porter comes after Brian Daggett’s recent resignation as Food & Beverage Director. “It was a pleasure to work with Brian Daggett over the last nine years and we wish him the best in all his future endeavors, “ shared John Byrne, Owner of Alyeska Resort.

About Alyeska Resort ( Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 300 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out with over 800 inches of snowfall this season at the top. Learn more at or (800) 880-3880.