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Rodger Martin Appointed Executive Chef of the
Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia


Hot Springs, VA (February 2005) – The Homestead has announced the appointment of Rodger Martin as Executive Chef of the historic Virginia resort.  An internationally-acclaimed culinary talent with more than 25 years of professional experience, Martin has held positions with some of the country’s most high-profile properties and companies, including the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, the Mandalay Four Seasons Resort in Texas and The Halekulani in Hawaii. 
Martin is a Certified Chef with the American Culinary Federation and a member of the World Master Chefs Society.  He has earned a number of prestigious industry honors and awards over the course of his career, including a Gold Medal at the European Master Chef Competition in 1993.  He spent 12 years with Bristol/Harvey Hotels and Resorts, where he ultimately directed the company’s Corporate Food and Beverage, Restaurant Concept Design and Culinary Development efforts and was instrumental in generating more than $250 million in revenues for the chain.
“We are delighted to welcome Chef Rodger to The Homestead,” said Brett L. Schoenfield, President of The Homestead.  “His award-winning culinary achievements and extensive experience help make him the perfect candidate to carry forward The Homestead’s extraordinary culinary legacy.”
“It is an honor to join the team here at The Homestead and to help write the next chapters in a culinary and hospitality story that dates back more than two centuries,” Martin said.  “I look forward to continuing to provide Homestead guests with dining experiences that are every bit as special and as unforgettable as the resort itself.”
Dining is a signature experience at The Homestead, with a variety of options that range from casual comfort to uncompromised elegance. The Homestead’s renowned Dining Room features continental cuisine with nightly dancing and live music. The Homestead’s bountiful breakfast buffet, also served in the Dining Room, is a longstanding tradition and truly a “must-do” experience at the resort.  The 1776 Grille features French and American cuisine with tableside service, served in an intimate atmosphere with views of the gorgeous resort grounds.   A more casual atmosphere can be found at Sam Snead’s Tavern, where superb Certified Angus Beef and fresh local Virginia Allegheny mountain trout, and great barbeque are served among memorabilia of golfing legend Sam Snead.  Casual lunchtime dining is also available at the Casino Club Restaurant, located adjacent to the historic first tee of the Homestead’s Old Course, and at the famed Cascades Golf Club restaurant. 
Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead is one of the finest luxury resorts on the American scene today.  The resort, founded in 1766, is known for its first-class luxury and “comfortably elegant” style in addition to its “sporting playground” of outdoor activities.  These include championship golf on its three renowned courses, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, an outstanding tennis program, equestrian center and more.  
About ClubCorp
Founded in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has approximately $1.5 billion in assets. Internationally, ClubCorp owns or operates nearly 200 golf courses, country clubs, private business and sports clubs, and resorts. 
Eileen Judah
The Homestead
Also See: Brett Schoenfield Named President of The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia / Aug 2004
Charles Burton Named Hotel Manager and John Hoover Named Director of Food and Beverage at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia / November 2004

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