Timbers Restaurant Introduces Bruce Hyde Jr. As Manager


Warren, VT (April 9, 2014) – Timbers Restaurant at Sugarbush Resort has just announced the hiring of Bruce Hyde Jr. as manager.

Hyde, raised in the Mad River Valley, brings a depth of restaurant management experience to his new position. Hyde’s earliest restaurant experience was earned working for his parents at the Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant while attending Harwood Union High School. Hyde went on to gain experience at several other local establishments including Easy Street Café and Paradise Deli.

Hyde continued to build on his management experience as a student at the highly regarded Cornell School of Hotel Administration. While at Cornell, Hyde pursued another passion—running—and finished 4th at U.S. Nationals for the 1500 meter – just barely missing a spot on the 2004 World Championship team.

After college, Hyde spent several years working as a professional musician, a poker player, and pursuing his love of food around the country and the world including places like New York City, Las Vegas, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe.

Hyde returned to the Valley last year to take over management of the Hyde Away. Working closely with the chef, he helped develop a new menu that has earned several awards, including Seven Days’ “Best Things to Happen in Vermont Food 2013”.

Hyde plans to continue to improve and expand upon the local food movement at Sugarbush. “I believe if we want to keep this area the way we all like it, we need to focus on farm-to-table, focus on supporting the working landscape, and putting out the best quality food we can,” states Hyde.

And on non-working days in the winter, Hyde may be seen enjoying the perks of his job. Along with High Fives founder Roy Tuscany, Hyde was a member of the first free ride team at Sugarbush, which later evolved into the Diamond Dogs program.

For more information, please visit sugarbush.com or contact John Bleh at 802-583-6814 or jbleh@sugarbush.com.