About Us

Bluehound Kitchen & Cocktails

It's clear we are inspired by man's best friend. We want to be your new best friend downtown: business lunches, before or after D-Backs, Suns, or Mercury games, Talking Stick Resort Arena events, live music, comedy clubbing, dancing, or any urban adventure you choose. At Blue Hound, you’ll find seasonal American fare meant for sharing and pairing--with craft cocktails, wine or beer, that is. So go ahead. Whenever you revel in the delights of Phoenix, come home to the tail-wagging comfort of Blue Hound anytime.


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brian peterson
executive chef

A 20-year veteran in the culinary arts, Chef Peterson joins Hotel Palomar Phoenix from Terravita Golf & Country Club where he held the position of Executive Chef. Previous positions in his culinary portfolio include the Executive Chef for Wright’s at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Executive Chef/Partner at Cork/Earnest Restaurant in Chandler, and Executive Chef at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Mesa. Earlier in his career, he served as the Chef de Cuisine/Executive Banquet Chef at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, and Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley.

Chef Peterson graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and holds a Bachelor of Science and Hotel & Restaurant Management degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL.

Chef Peterson resides in Gilbert, Arizona. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle, sports, farmer’s markets and traveling.


tim jesson

tim jesson
director of food & beverage

Tim Jesson joins the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix from the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix where he held the position of Assistant Director of Food and Beverage from 2016-2021. Earlier, he held the position of General Manager for Frank & Alberts Restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore.

Jesson also held positions including the Director of Food & Beverage for The Hermosa Inn and Lon’s in Paradise Valley and Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa. 

Jesson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Restaurant and Resort Management from Colorado State University. Jesson resides with his family in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoys golf, running, yoga and traveling.