Bringing over 25 years of work experience at high-end luxury resorts, Luethje returns to Red Mountain Resort to resume his former role as Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage. Raised by health conscious vegetarian parents, Luethje learned early on to appreciate a healthy lifestyle. His interest in healthy, yet gourmet cuisine was further enhanced when he joined the Red Mountain Resort team in 2004.
Chef Luethje returns to Red Mountain Resort after spending four years as the Executive Chef at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at Red Mountain from 2004 through 2008. Before joining Red Mountain, Luethje spent two years as the Executive Chef at Teton Mountain Lodge in Jackson Hole, WY and a year at Cedar Breaks Lodge in Brian Head, UT. He also spent several years at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ as well Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. Luethje has won multiple annual awards for best cuisine and cooking classes, including the number one rated spa cuisine in the Condé Nast Traveler 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards, and has also made appearances at the James Beard House. Additionally, he co-authored Miraval Resort & Spa’s first cookbook, Mindful Eating, published by Hay House USA in May 2012.
Executive Sous Chef
Her Connecticut family traditions and a love of gardening and the outdoors, are the building blocks of Red Mountain Resort’s Executive Sous Chef’s Shelley Pulcini-Corso’s culinary talents. The preparation for family holiday gatherings filled with traditional Italian items, led her to experimenting with her favorite recipes when she became a vegetarian in her teens. While majoring in graphic arts in college, she artistically recreated recipes from classic cookbooks as a hobby. A post college cross-country trip led her to settle in Tucson, taking her healthy cooking talents to the Wild Oats Market, specializing in vegetarian creations. She continued to hone her skills to join the acclaimed Canyon Ranch team. During her tenure with Canyon Ranch-Tucson, Corso earned a number of promotions due to her keen eye for presentation and baking talents, contributing several recipes for the recent Canyon Ranch cookbook. Corso was promoted to the Chef de Cuisine of the Canyon Ranch Spa Club in Las Vegas. Corso enjoys hiking, biking, reading and is looking forward to bringing her love of gardening to Red Mountain Resort.