There’s a new culinary company in town taking on the legacy of culinary icon André Rochat. Meet Stacked Hospitality, which will run Alizé at the Palms as well as a new dining concept, most likely a reiteration of Andre’s that closed in October at the Monte Carlo.
Joseph Marsco, Mark Purdy and John Wood take on the namesake restaurants and nightlife concepts.
"My staff is my family. I knew when I was preparing for the next phase, Joe and Mark would become the keepers of my legacy," Rochat says in a press statement. "With the addition of John and his nightlife experience, it's thrilling to see the vision I created more than 35 years ago grow into this new company. This team is strategic, thoughtful and innovative. They honor history while transforming it for the next generation. I'm proud and thrilled to watch the future of Andre’s legacy unfold."
Marsco joined Rochat’s restaurants in 2001, opening Alizé. He was the general manager at Alizé for three years before becoming the director of operations and eventually managing partner for Andre’s entire restaurant group.
Purdy was the executive chef at Alizé, a career he started in 1998. Wood has 15 years of nightlife and hospitality experience, including nearly 10 years as senior executive director at Wynn Resorts, overseeing La Bête, Tryst, XS and Intrigue, as well as Lure Ultra Lounge.
Marsco explains the name of the company: "We named the company ‘Stacked’ because every guest’s experience is the result of a building process of sorts, ‘stacking’ one positive experience upon another. From the time the guest makes a reservation, to the moment they leave the venue, every interaction along the way. It's a simple but powerful concept that resonates with our staff."