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 Double Diamond Resorts Appoints Chris Tomboni as Executive Chef
at The Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas
DALLAS (August 25, 2005) — Double Diamond Resorts today announced the addition of Chris Tomboni as Executive Chef at The Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake. Tomboni joins Double Diamond with a background of 5-Star culinary experience.  Among Tomboni’s culinary stops was Dallas’ Adolphus Hotel, where he worked alongside Master Chef Jean Blanchett in the 5-Star French Room.  From there, Tomboni was promoted to the position of Opening Executive Chef for The Adolphus’ sister property, La Playa Beach Resort, in Naples, Florida.

Tomboni’s love for the state of Texas brought him back to Lakeway Inn and Conference Center on Lake Travis, where he spent four successful years as Executive Chef.  It was during this time that he adopted a son and decided to spend a year with his family.

A graduate of Hocking College Culinary School in southeastern Ohio, Chef Tomboni’s  passion for cooking started at age 8, when he and his father would wake up at 4:00 am to can 120 quarts of fresh tomatoes, which were hand picked from the family garden.  It is his love for family and his passion for cooking that has fueled his creativity and inspired his cuisine throughout the years.  His cuisine is a blend of Southwest and Caribbean fares, and he enjoys the delicate balance between the two.  

“Cooking is my life, and I have always enjoyed it,” says Chef Tomboni.  “I enjoy blending complementary flavors, such as Southwest and Caribbean. Some of my fondest moments are in the kitchen, and this continues to  inspire my cuisine.”  

The Cliffs Resort is delighted to welcome Chef Tomboni to the team.  Says Kenneth Pyron, Corporate Food & Beverage Director for Double Diamond, “I’m excited about getting a chef of Chris’ caliber at The Cliffs.  He brings a great deal of experience and culinary passion to the resort.  I look forward to experiencing his fare and working with him to elevate the dining experience at The Cliffs.”

Company Information
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Double Diamond Resorts is comprised of a team of individuals specializing in managing, marketing, construction and acquisition of upscale resort areas. The company is recognized throughout the resort industry for its first-class resorts, challenging golf courses, numerous amenities, beautiful landscaping, visitor service orientation, and for providing an upscale and enjoyable environment for both families and conferences. Double Diamond's golf portfolio includes more than 10,000 acres of land consisting of over 70 subdivisions in 13 resort locations throughout Texas.

The Cliffs Resort is a master planned 1,090-acre private resort community that sits on award-winning Possum Kingdom Lake. The Cliffs offers a Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin-designed championship golf course, ranked among the best in Texas.  The Cliffs also offers luxury accommodations, fine and casual dining,  swimming pools, tennis courts and a full service marina.  

Kristie Vento, Director of Hospitality Marketing
Double Diamond Companies
(214) 706-9801 PH
Also See: Brent Loving Named Executive Chef at White Bluff Resort on Lake Whitney, Texas / August 2005
Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What August/September 2005

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