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JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive · Palm Desert, California 92260 USA

Rockwood Grill

Chef & Staff Profiles

Executive Chef Oliver A. Wolf

Executive Chef Oliver A. Wolf brings true cosmopolitan flair to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Under his leadership, Rockwood Grill is quickly rising in the ranks to rival some of the best restaurants in Palm Desert. He originally studied the culinary arts in Germany, and has since honed his skills internationally at prestigious resorts and clubs in Munich, Bavaria, Düsseldorf, Lahnstein and Bermuda.


While in the United States, Wolf has flexed his culinary muscles at a variety of esteemed Marriott properties including the Marina Del Rey Marina Beach, Chicago Downtown, Philadelphia Downtown and Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.


Wolf enjoys cooking "light cuisine with a tropical flair, utilizing classical techniques," and said he believes in "preparing fresh, simple food that is instantly appealing." We are thrilled to have him at the helm of our top restaurant in Palm Desert.

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