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About Executive Chef Josh Rathbun
Executive Chef, Josh Rathbun, a native Wichitan, recently moved home after spending many years in Denver. Josh, along with his wife and daughter are happy to be back home in Wichita, be closer to family, and involved with the local community.
Chef Josh served as the Executive Sous Chef of Mercantile Dining & Provision. Josh spent 6 years working under Alex Seidel, owner/Chef and James Beard nominee of highly acclaimed restaurants Mercantile and Fruition. Josh credits Chef Seidel as his mentor and says “he taught me how to cook.” In 2017, Chef Josh was named in Zagat’s 30 under 30 list of industry professionals in Denver.
As the Executive Chef at Siena, Josh is passionate about local sourcing, fresh ingredients, and innovative dish preparation. While living in Wichita previously, Josh worked at a local butcher shop and developed local farming connections. Now Josh creates dishes with local heritage meats from nearby farms and other local ingredients.
Josh is also passionate about a cause near and dear to his heart; The National Kidney Foundation. In 2013, while still in Denver, Josh went into kidney failure and is incredibly grateful to his cousin for donating a kidney and ultimately allowing him a full recovery. Josh is now active supporter of The National Kidney Foundation. Josh has served as Chef Chair of the National Kidney Foundation for the 2016 and 2017 Great Chefs of the West Gala and continues to serve as Chair for 2018.
About Siena Tuscan Steakhouse
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, located in the trendy Ambassador Hotel in Wichita, KS, offers a signature dining experience showcasing fresh local ingredients.
Locals and travelers alike enjoy the urban style and sophistication of the dining room — which is flooded with natural light during the day and offers a subdued ambiance in the evening. Our all-day dining provides flexibility for both leisure and business travelers.
A temperature controlled, floor-to-ceiling wine display houses one of the city’s most impressive collections of house and fine wines.
Before dinner, guests can unwind with a signature cocktail at Siena’s bar, and (weather permitting) enjoy outdoor dining on the sidewalk café. Siena’s bar is the perfect atmosphere for sharing a fabulous bottle of wine, after work cocktails, good friend get togethers or celebrating a special occasion.
Wichita’s best entertainment venues are just steps away so guests can enjoy dinner or drinks before the show. Intrust Bank Arena, Music Theatre of Wichita, The Wichita Grand Opera and the Orpheum Theatre are just a block from Siena, and valet parking is available.
Breakfast, lunch and dinners are made with the freshest ingredients and upmost care.
24-hour in-room dining is also available from Siena for guests of the Ambassador Wichita Hotel.