Monday, February 15, 2010
names new chef
Ray Christopher Slagle will be the new executive chef at Lake Forest Country Club, the 80-year-old private club in Hudson. "I'm pleased to bring in such a talented individual," Club Manager Ernie Roma said. "I have every confidence that Ray will bring our culinary operation to a new level of excellence for our members and guests."
Slagle is a second generation chef who has worked in professional kitchens from his native New Wilmington, Pa., to his latest stint as executive sous chef at the Country Club in Pepper Pike. In between, he has honed his skills at Penn State and the Winter Institute of Arts and Sciences, and gained experience at Tara, a four-star, four-diamond inn in Clark, Pa., and the Foundation Room at the Cleveland House of Blues.
"I had a great experience the last two years working at The Country Club," Slagle said. "It is a platinum club where I had the opportunity to develop inventive menus with top quality ingredients in order to meet the member's high expectations."
Slagle makes his home in Solon with his wife, Jennifer, and 10-year-old step-daughter, Emma.
The Lake Forest English Tudor clubhouse boasts three dining rooms and a banquet room that can host 175 seated diners. Lake Forest Country Club is home to a 6,749-yard par 72 championship-quality golf course.