Meet The Staff

Orchids at Palm Court is proud to have world-class chefs, offering only the freshest and most innovative cuisine. Meet our chefs, and learn how these artisans have honed their craft.

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Executive Chef Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, is responsible for creating the distinct menu for Orchids at Palm Court, The Grille at Palm Court and The Bar at Palm Court. He oversees all culinary operations for the restaurants & bar, in-room dining, and banquet and wedding menus as well as managing a staff of 170. He is also responsible for maintaining the standard of quality and service that has made the historic hotel famous for 80 years. Kelly has spent more than 20 years in the culinary industry including time at Ember Grille in Charlotte, N.C., Peter James Townhouse in Charlotte, and Rubicon in San Francisco.


  • AAA Five-Diamond - 2015 & 2016
  • Forbes Four Stars - 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in USA - six of the last seven years
  • OpenTable - One of Top 100 Restaurants in USA for Best Service - six consecutive years
  • Historic Hotels of America - Best Restaurant in a Historic Hotel
  • American Culinary Federation Award of Excellence - two-time winner
  • Cincinnati Enquirer - Five Stars - Extraordinary

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Pastry Chef Megan Ketover

Megan Ketover is a summa cum laude graduate of the Midwest Culinary Institute. Upon graduation, she worked at the Hilton and then returned to the MCI where she was the Pastry Arts Chef Instructor/Cake Designer. While at the MCI, she was also the Prep Chef on The Dish, a local cooking show.

In 2009, Megan won the American Culinary Federation's Pastry Chef of the Year - Northeast Region, one of only four in the country!

She has competed on the Food Network's Challenge and was one of fourteen "Chef'testants" on Bravo's most recent season of Top Chef Just Desserts.

She has completed her American Culinary Federation-Certified Executive Chef practical and is a recipient of the American Culinary Federation's Presidential Medallion.

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Maître d' Kyle Kennedy

We welcome Kyle Kennedy as maître d'. Kyle, a Level II Sommelier, has been in the restaurant industry since age 16. He’s worked with two Jeff Ruby restaurants, as well as establishments in Columbus, Ohio, Grand Cayman Island and the US Virgin Islands. Kyle also founded a hospitality consulting business to share his training and values for great service.

Kyle looks forward to welcoming you to Orchids at Palm Court.

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