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Kingsgate Restaurants



Caminetto is Kingsgate Marriott’s full-service restaurant, featuring executive-chef prepared Euro-American cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Known for pasta and pizza, the restaurant uses fresh ingredients including some organic ingredients including herbs grown on site and honey harvested from Kingsgate’s very own rooftop hives. The unique honey production was featured in USA Today.

Bearcat Lounge

Bearcat Lounge is a great place to relax after work, get fired up before a game, or have a quick meal in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. The menu includes a wide variety of beers, including local selections, bourbon, and wine, as well as sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza. The patio is perfect for fair weather.

Chef's Bio

Randy Wergers
Executive Chef

Executive Chef Randy Wergers is a graduate of the hotel restaurant management program at Northwood Institute. He has 30 plus years of experience in hotel and restaurant cuisine, 25 of them with Marriott and 12 of them at the University of Cincinnati’s Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

Chef Wergers’ culinary talents in the kitchen, along with his coaching management style, have led to a strong collaboration and promotion of students within the Midwest Culinary Institute and The Art Institute-Cincinnati. He took the opportunity, years before it became a trend, to create a farm-to-table experience by growing his own herbs and vegetables on the property of the hotel. Many of his homegrown herbs and vegetables are found in Kingsgate’s menu items.  

Recently, Chef Wergers began caring for 400,000 bees in three hives on Kingsgate Marriott’s rooftop, which was featured in USA Today. More than 100 pounds of honey have been harvested thus far. Menus at Kingsgate change frequently and guests consistently rank the quality of food in the top 10 of all hotel restaurants in the entire Marriott portfolio.