Meet the Team

General Manager

Zach Mason

Zach Mason, a native of Denver, Colorado, has a passion for culinary excellence. His humble start in the restaurant world would set the stage for an impressive career. His hard work earned him Fuddrucker’s Employee of the Year for the western division, where he honed his skills as a team leader and restaurant trainer, both in the front and back of the house.

Zach's career continued to evolve as he immersed himself in the world of upscale dining and elevated service. 

In May 2021, Zach embarked on a new adventure by joining Renata's Hearth at The Arizona Biltmore as a server. This marked his first experience working in a resort and hotel setting, presenting fresh challenges and opportunities for growth. Through dedication and hard work, Zach ascended the ranks, progressing from lead server to his first full-time role as assistant manager. In January 2023, Zach achieved a significant milestone in his career by taking on the role of General Manager at Renata's Hearth.

Zach's favorite dish on the menu, the Wagyu Brisket, reflects his appreciation for diverse flavors and culinary creativity. With flour and corn tortillas and three different salsas, each bite becomes a unique experience. 

General Manager
Chef de Cuisine

Chef Daniel Weber

Chef Daniel Weber, the culinary maestro behind the fire and smoke at Renata's Hearth, has brought his passion for food and years of culinary expertise to the heart of Phoenix. Born in Salina, Kansas, and raised in Minneapolis, Kansas, Chef Weber's culinary journey began with humble roots. He started working in an Italian restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri, where he discovered his love for the art of cooking. Under the guidance of his uncle, who didn't believe in taking shortcuts, Chef Weber learned the value of precision and dedication in the kitchen.

His culinary path led him to Le Cordon Bleu in St. Louis, where he honed his skills and embarked on a remarkable journey that took him from Walt Disney World in Orlando to Bay Hill Country Club, cooking for none other than golf legend Arnold Palmer. Chef Weber's dedication and hard work eventually led him to the Four Seasons Resort Orlando, where he immersed himself in the world of luxury hospitality. His career continued to flourish as he accepted roles at renowned establishments, including Southbound in Richmond, Virginia, and the Marriott Autograph's The Current Hotel at Rocky Point. His passion for culinary excellence and tireless dedication propelled him through each milestone, ultimately leading him to his current role as Chef de Cuisine at Renata's Hearth.

If you're looking for an unforgettable dining experience, Chef Daniel Weber and his talented team at Renata's Hearth are ready to take you on a culinary journey filled with flavor, creativity, and passion. Join them for a memorable meal that reflects Chef Weber's dedication to the art of food.

Chef de Cuisine
Mezcal Maven / Head Bartender

Tara O’Connor

Tara O’Connor grew up in Santa Barbara and moved to Tucson, Arizona in third grade. After finishing high school, she moved to Phoenix to study at Arizona State University.

She has worked in the hospitality industry for 19 years and bartending for 15 years. Tara has always had a passion for the desert, food, wine and cocktails. She has studied wine and classic cocktails over the years and has had many opportunities to build bar programs around the valley. She loves incorporating fun, unusual ingredients in her menus to create unique drink experiences for guests.

On her days off, you can find her searching for new hot spots for the best food and drinks around town.

Mezcal Maven / Head Bartender

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