About Mercer’s Kitchen

Chef Mercer Mohr

Corporate Chef, Restaurateur & Founder

Chef Mohr has always loved to cook.  After university, Chef Mohr pursued that passion and graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York.  He honed his skills under several certified Masters Chefs across the country.  Chef Mohr  took the helm as Executive Chef at some of the country’s finest 5 star restaurants such as LaReserve in Houston and the Four Seasons in San Francisco.  He now brings his culinary expertise to Creekside American Bistro and Mesa Grill in Sedona.

James Beard Foundation Awards

Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and emphasize the Foundation’s mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

James Beard Award: TSAR NICOULAI CAVIAR – Winner / Executive Chef Mercer Mohr

James Beard Foundation: “Outstanding Contribution to The Foundation Award” – presented by Julia Carolyn Child 2002

James Beard Award

Other Awards & Accolades

Chef of the Year - Sierra Sun – Lake Tahoe – Corporate Executive Chef Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Chef of the Year - Sierra Sun – Lake Tahoe – Corporate Executive Chef Squaw Valley Ski Resort

National Hotel Chef of the Year – American Culinary Institute – Outstanding Menu Design

National Hotel Chef of the Year – American Culinary Institute – Outstanding Menu Design

Chef of the Year – American Tasting Institute – Best New York Wine Pairing Event

Chef of the Year – American Tasting Institute – Best New York Wine Pairing Event

Chef of the Year Houston Texas 2001 & 2002 – Executive Chef: Omni Hotel’s Inn on the Park

Chef of the Year Houston Texas 2001 & 2002 – Executive Chef: Omni Hotel’s Inn on the Park

Chef of the Year – Knights of the Vine Houston – La Reserve Restaurant

Chef of the Year – Knights of the Vine Houston – La Reserve Restaurant

San Francisco Chef of the Year – American Culinary Federation – Executive Chef: Four Season Hotel

San Francisco Chef of the Year – American Culinary Federation – Executive Chef: Four Season Hotel

Caribbean Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Seafood Competition

Caribbean Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Seafood Competition

Caribbean Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Beef Competition

Caribbean Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Beef Competition

American Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Vegetarian – Vail Colorado

American Culinary Federation – Best of Show – Vegetarian – Vail Colorado