Since 2005, Leigh Hesling has been the Executive Chef of both Print Works Bistro and Green Valley Grill. Owing to his mantra of “nearer the farm to the fork, the better the flavor,” you will often see him at the farmers market or transporting fresh vegetables. Leigh’s appetite for fresh, local and seasonal ingredients stems from his upbringing on a farm in the mountains near Cairns, Australia, where his family grew much of what they ate, from livestock to fruits and vegetables. While his childhood instilled in him a healthy respect for those who work the earth, his formal culinary training started in Australia and took him to several countries before cooking at several restaurants in England, then traveling the world for five years as a chef with the Queen Elizabeth 2 and Royal Caribbean International. Nearby Print Works Bistro, adjacent to Proximity Hotel, features the creative comfort foods of an authentic European bistro.