Meet Our Executive Chef
A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Jim Coleman is one of America’s only multi-media celebrity chefs, having mastered television, radio and print. In 1993, the national trade magazine Restaurants and Institutions dubbed Coleman "the spatula-wielding king of all media," a title he continues to hold. In 1996, Coleman started hosting his television series,Flavors of America, the longest continuously running national cooking show on PBS in the country. Beginning in 1996, Coleman hosted "A Chef’s Table," a weekly radio show that features conversations with nationally recognized chefs, authors and food personalities on a variety of food and beverage issues. Coleman has also published three cookbooks:The Rittenhouse Cookbook: A Year of Seasonal Heart-Healthy Recipes, Flavors of America, and Jim Coleman’s Flavors.
In 2002, Coleman left the five-star Rittenhouse Hotel where he had been executive chef for 12 years to embark on a culinary adventure as executive chef of an historical property, Normandy Farm, where he oversaw all food and beverage preparation, including Coleman Restaurant. Chef Coleman joined The Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia in the Spring of 2012. Liberté Urban Lounge is the ideal setting for Executive Chef Jim Coleman’s flair for technique, combined with an uncompromising vision that makes our chic restaurant in Philadelphia one of the most popular places for modern, French-influenced cuisine .