Our Interim Culinary Team

Frits Huntjens

CHA

FHuntjens@ClubAdvisors.com

 

Chef Huntjens is a well-respected hospitality leader with a passion for culinary excellence. He is a native of Belgium where his parents operated a boutique hotel with a fine dining restaurant. In the Netherlands, he learned from one of the “Best 33 Chefs” at a restaurant in a castle and in the kitchen of “La Gigogne D’Alsace”, a one-star Michelin establishment. As a Certified Hotel Administrator, Frits has enjoyed a distinguished career as General Manager of large Marriott Hotels and Convention Centers and General Manager of the member-owned Hermitage Country Club in Richmond, Virginia. He has always been directly involved in food and beverage, knowing that this side of the business has a serious bearing on its success or failure. He opened his restaurant, One North Belmont, a white tablecloth, intimate French restaurant, which quickly received a four-diamond rating from AAA, and Chef Huntjens was awarded the honor of a “semi-finalist” Best Chef – James Beard Award for the Mid-Atlantic region. Chef Huntjens' volunteer activities consist of preparing wine dinners at local non-profit organizations, supporting local community college culinary programs, serving for several years as Chairperson of the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, and serving as Bailli (Chapter President) of the Richmond Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

Bill Ballard

CEC - AAC

BBallard@ClubAdvisors.com

 

Chef William “Bill” Ballard studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  He is a Certified Executive Chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.  He is a progressive Chef with broad-based experience in education, competition, and ice carving.  He has an in-depth comprehension of the private club industry and has worked for over 30 years in private clubs from Boca Raton, Florida to Bend, Oregon.  He has completed many interim executive chef assignments with Club Advisors over the past six years with tremendous success. He most recently completed assignments as Interim Executive Chef at The Club at Castlewood, Pleasanton, California, and Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, Ohio.  Chef Bill's recent assignments include the Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village, Colorado, The Club at Castlewood in Pleasanton, California. and Lajitas Golf Resort in West Texas.  Chef Bill recently completed assignments at Bayou DeSiard CC in Monroe, Louisana, Menlo Country Club in Woodside, California, and Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, Georgia.  Chef Bill will be heading to Broken Top Club, Bend, Oregon, in June.

Andres Rumis

ARumis@ClubAdvisor.com

 

With over 25 years of culinary education, experience, and explorations, Chef Andres Rumis’ unique cooking style is derived from his training in classical French and Italian cuisines combined with influences of his world travels to the Middle East, Asia, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Born and raised in Argentina, he attended the International Buenos Aires Hotel and Restaurant School and received a degree in Culinary Arts. Andres’ extensive experience spans from Luxury Hotels, Resorts and Clubs such as The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix and Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, to full-service catering with Rosemary’s Catering Houston and their award-winning Hotel Sorella City Centre, where he served as Executive Chef leading both culinary teams simultaneously. Chef Andres’ latest work assignment was leading the culinary team of Platinum Clubs of America ranked Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Florida Chef Andres strives to create innovative menus that focus on product seasonality and the use of local resources. His food philosophy is to create well-balanced dishes, with clean defined flavors, allowing the ingredients’ freshness to always shine through. Chef Andres joined the Club Advisors culinary team in June. He recently completed an assignment at Geneva National Resort & Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  He recently completed an assignment at Lakeland Country Club in Lakeland, Florida. Chef Andres is currently on assignment back at Geneva National Resort & Club.

Jonathan York

Executive Chef

JYork@ClubAdvisors.com

 

Chef Jonathan York is a well-respected chef and leader who has spent many years directing culinary teams at the platinum club level. He has had the privilege of serving as executive chef at The Country Club of Virginia, Belle Meade Country Club, and The Mountain Brook Club. He has distinguished himself as an excellent leader and exceptional team builder. His simple motto of “find what our members want and give it to them” remains a vision in all the clubs he has worked. Chef York has mentored and trained many of today’s top culinarians in the private club world. He volunteers his time with "Some Others Might Eat" (SOME), a robust feed-the-hungry program in Central Mexico. Chef York has extensive PGA Tournament experience including assisting in the US Senior Open and the US Open at Pinehurst as well as organizing three consecutive PGA Tournaments at The Country Club of Virginia.  Chef Jon recently completed an assignment at Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and is currently on assignment at the Country Club of Jackson (MS). Chef Jon recently completed a holiday assignment at Greenville Country Club (SC)

Joel Corwin

Executive Chef

JCorwin@ClubAdvisors.com

 

Chef Joel's experience includes over 30 years of culinary operations in country clubs, hotels, and upscale restaurants.  He is a two-time Club Chefs of America exchange winner, winning top honors back-to-back for wild game as well as salad competitions.  Chef Joel's leadership in various clubs includes Evanston Golf Club, St. Charles Country Club, Kenosha Country Club, and Bull Valley Golf Club. His recent interim Executive Chef assignments with Club Advisors include Skaneateles Country Club (New York), The Fountaingrove Club (California), The Lookout Mountain Club (Georgia), Mt. Hawley Country Club (Illinois) and The Woodlands Club (Maine), and The Club at Ocala Preserve in Ocala, Florida. Chef Joel's recent assignments include The Country Club of Paducah, Kentucky,  Northampton Country Club in Easton, PA, Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, Iowa, and The Club at Castlewood in Pleasanton, California. Chef Joel recently completed an assignment at Doylestown Country Club in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Chef Joel is currently on assignment at Idle Hour Golf & Country Club in Macon, Georgia.

Pall Gudmundsson

Certified Master Chef

PGudmundsson@ClubAdvisors.com

 

Chef Pall grew up in Iceland and began cooking aboard a merchant marine fleet at the age of 15.  He attended the Culinary Institute of Iceland for four years and upon graduation, went on to study under the great European Master Chef, Hilmar Jonsson, earning his certification as a Certified Master Chef three years later.  He came to the United States at the age of 32, arriving at Quail Lodge and Golf Club in beautiful Carmel, California.  In addition to many years of serving members in private clubs in the USA as Executive Chef, Chef Pall has also spent 12 years as F&B Director/Executive Chef at Resorts in California and Nevada. Chef Pall recently completed an assignment at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio, with professional development training for the culinary staff.  Chef Pall recently completed an assignment as Interim Executive Chef at the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford, Connecticut, and recently completed an assignment at Graymere Country Club in Columbia, Tennessee, south of Nashville.

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