David Codney Named New Exec Chef at The Peninsula

Codney Photo: The Peninsula

Another notable chef-shuffle in Beverly Hills follows news of Alex Stratta’s unexpected departure at Scarpetta this week. David Codney is stepping into the shoes of James Overbaugh as executive chef at The Peninsula Hotel, while Overbaugh assumes a management position in the property’s F&B; department. An Ohio native, Codney came to this 90210 kitchen after a stint as the executive sous at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, a smart move to make before summer strikes. Codney, who started his career at Dallas’s Mansion on Turtle Creek, will oversee all Peninsula dining including its AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant The Belvedere and the hotel’s edible rooftop garden. [ITCM]