Kyle Nottingham – Director Culinary Experiences, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa & Chef/Owner, Nott Cooks
A seventh generation Tucsonan, Chef Kyle is best known for his open fire, sophisticated plating and has been working in kitchens since 2005.
In May 2022, Chef Kyle returned to Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa as director of culinary experiences. Prior to launching Nott Cooks in 2021, he was chef/partner at Ares Collective of Prep & Pastry, Commoner & Co., August Rhodes Bakery and Flora’s Market Run.
His TV appearances include “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and in March 2022, he was featured on the TBS cooking competition show, “Rat in The Kitchen.”
Chef Kyle’s career began as a dish washer under restaurateurs Sam Fox and Clint Woods then grinded his way to Executive Chef by the age of 27 at Tucson’s Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa.
During time in between, he worked at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, then lived in Massachusetts specializing in farm to table fare at Canyon Ranch Lenox.
At Ventana Canyon, he was exposed to a Japanese method of critical thinking: Kaizen, that was instilled in him by Chef Ken Harvey. This means small, positive, incremental changes every day to make a big difference in the long run. He believes nothing is perfect, and he continues to strive for small changes every day to make himself and his restaurants better.