Fast forward, and following a Restaurant Management degree at the University of Denver and a decade managing at the renowned Montage in Beverly Hills and Deer Valley, Zoom in Park City, and Merriman’s in Maui, Brooks was eager to open his own restaurant.
Partnering with his parents, Brooks opened Hearth and Hill in 2018. Designed from scratch, the upscale-casual, family friendly eatery instantly became a popular local gathering spot and perennial award winner.
Key to this success is a commitment to “Inspire our associates, thrill our guests, and enrich our community.” Associates come first, to ensure the other two. Delivering on this commitment was never more important nor more fulfilling than during the pandemic.
Expansion beckoned. Hearth and Hill serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, without capacity for large off-site catered events. A catering kitchen was a natural next step. Also needing more space was the pastry operation, led by Jessie Rae Nakoneczny. Thus was born Hill’s Kitchen.
Just like Hearth and Hill, Hill’s Kitchen was built from scratch, to ensure the best environment for associates and guests, with a Dream Team of café and catering talent. Together, the two Park City eateries offer guests myriad choices to create their own special gathering spot, while broadening the impact of the Kirchheimers’ commitment to associates, guests and community.
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Mencia: “This has the body and fruit profile of a malbec with the structure and punch of a syrah,” says Mike Fayad, general manager and wine expert at Hearth and Hill in Park City, Utah. It’s an ideal Friendsgiving wine to surprise your dining companions who prefer red wines.
The family owners of Hearth and Hill restaurant, Park City’s popular “gathering spot” in the Kimball Junction neighborhood, are embarking on a major expansion, building on the eatery’s successful first three years and the area’s appetite for locally sourced, regional cuisine. Coming in 2022 will be a nearby catering kitchen with a grab and go retail counter named Hill’s Kitchen, as well as two restaurants in Salt Lake City: Urban Hill, a high-end concept in the rejuvenated Post District west of downtown, and a second Hearth and Hill in the Sugar House neighborhood east of downtown.
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Calling all PSL fans: It may be tough to find this seasonal ale from Kiittos Brewing, but Daisy Clark—bar manager of the Park City, Utah hotspot Hearth and Hill—insists it’s worth the hunt.
At Hearth & Hill, an upscale restaurant in Park City, Utah, staff will now have a uniform to keep warm and spend more time outside on the heated patio to be visible to guests. New electronic tablets send orders back to the kitchen to speed up plates. Another thing that has caught on: selling branded knit hats for diners whose ears get chilly.