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Benchmark Hospitality Names Dwayne Jordan
Executive Chef at Eaglewood Resort, Chicago
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2007 "Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Dwayne Jordan as executive chef at Eaglewood Resort, located in Itasca, Illinois, near Chicago. Greg Parsons, general manager for the resort, made the announcement.

"Dwayne is an award-winning chef whose passion for the culinary arts is unsurpassed," said Mr. Parsons. "We are thrilled he has joined our team and expect that he will set a new standard of culinary excellence at the resort."

Chef Jordan brings 15 years of culinary experience to his new position at Eaglewood Resort. He previously served as executive chef at Treesdale Country Club of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.  He has also served in the same role for the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. 

In addition to his culinary talents, Jordan comes to Eaglewood with vast experience in the operation of prestigious and large scale banquet programs.  He was honored by being selected as chef for a special event recognizing President George W. Bush in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Jordon has also served as chef for Universal Studios in California and for the Ontario Convention Center of Ontario, California, following which he was named the "Youngest Accomplished Executive Chef in the Nation" by the San Bernardino Sun News.  Additionally, Jordon has served as chef with Starwood and Wyndam properties throughout the United States. 

Chef Jordan is the recipient of multiple culinary honors, including "Chef Rotisseur" from the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the renowned century-old global gastronomic organization recognizing excellence in the culinary arts.  In 1998, Chef Jordan was selected as the Super Bowl XXXII food services quality assurance manager.  He was also named by Chef's 2000 as 'One of North America's Most Outstanding Chefs.'  He resides in Itasca, Illinois.

The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Illinois.  An upscale resort, the property features 295 spacious guestrooms and suites, first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is strategically located on 106 acres in northwest suburban Chicago, just 35 miles from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport.  To experience the golf course, call Eaglewood Resort & Spa at 630-773-1400, toll free at 877-285-6150, or visit www.eaglewoodresort.com.  Benchmark Hospitality International operates Eaglewood Resort & Spa.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers, hotels and condominium resorts both domestically and internationally.  For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at www.benchmarkhospitality.com. 

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Contact:

Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
www.benchmarkhospitality.com

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Completes Renovation of Classic Golf Course at Chicago-area Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Circa 1928 Charles Maddox-design Course / June 2006

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