Khalidah joined The Montford team in July 2022. Khalidah grew up in the mountains of upstate New York and is a proud graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, where she studied Culinary Arts. Khalidah knew she wanted to be in hospitality at a young age as she watched her father teach at The Culinary Institute of America.. Khalidah began her career working in kitchens in New York, Connecticut and Aspen including such prestigious establishments as Winvian Farms & The Little Nell.
Khalidah transitioned to front of house leadership as a Manager in Training at Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort in Calistoga California. Since leaving Calistoga, Khalidah has held leadership positions at The Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe, Caswell Station in Charlotte NC and The Hotel Jerome in Aspen.
Khalidah is passionate about connecting with her guests and creating authentic, memorable experiences. She is excited to be settling in the beautiful mountains of Asheville with her beloved dog Onyx.