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Our Interim Exec Chef Team

Travis Smith



Chef Travis was recognized as the Apprentice of the Year upon graduating from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Apprenticeship in 1989. His Certifications include Certified Executive Chef (ACF), Certified Executive Sommelier (Intl Wine Guild), Pro Chef Level III from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), a Fellow in the American Academy of Chefs and the winner of six gold and three silver medals in Culinary Olympics and World Cup competition.  Travis has been the Executive Chef of many top US resorts to include Vail and Breckenridge. He is an accomplished professor and director of culinary programs at The Art Institute of Colorado, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Wyoming. Chef Travis has earned an MBA from the University of Denver and a BS in Hospitality Management at Sullivan University. He is the Founder, Executive Chef, Sommelier of Bistro Colorado, Inc., which he founded in 2012.

Keith Dary

Chef Keith Dary has never met a private club kitchen he didn’t like. He is classically trained and is most happy when fully absorbed in running Country Club BOH/FOH F&B Operations. He is a successful teacher, coach, and leader and is particularly strong at building high-end teams, managing cost controls and creating excitement throughout the properties he has managed. Chef Keith has an optimistic personality and shares it with his team to build loyalty and to share the joy of executing a perfect product. He also enjoys interacting with Club Members and ensuring that their dining experiences are beyond expectations.  Chef Dary recently completed his assignment at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, California

Pall Gudmundsson

Certified Master 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 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 of the culinary staff.

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