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 Gene Meoni Named Director of Food and Beverage
at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia


November 11, 2005 - The Homestead has named Gene Meoni director of food and beverage for the historic Virginia resort. The former food and beverage director of Stein Erikson Lodge in Park City, Utah, a five-diamond mountain luxury resort, assumed his new role on Aug. 29.
“Gene is a perfect fit for the food and beverage position,” said Brett Schoenfield, president of The Homestead. “His knowledge will be a great asset to our growth and the elevation of our dining experience, and his vast understanding of the industry will be appreciated by the fantastic culinary staff we already have in place.”
Meoni will oversee the daily operations of the numerous dining options available at The Homestead, from formal to casual, including the Dining Room, 1766 Grille, Casino Club, Sam Snead’s Tavern, The Wine Room, Mountain Lodge Restaurant, Cascades Club, The Presidents Lounge, The Player’s Pub, and The Great Hall. In addition, his responsibilities will include room service, banquets and convention services.
Meoni also worked with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company in Hershey, Pa., serving as the director of food and beverage for the lodge and convention center for seven years.  From 1988 to 1997, he was with the 750-room Grand Traverse Resort in Michigan, where he directed the operation of 10 outlets, culinary operations, conference planning and banquets.  Meoni has also worked for the Sheraton Corporation and The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
“When the opportunity to come to The Homestead presented itself, I jumped at the chance,“ Meoni said . “I’ve been waiting for a chance to return to the East Coast and work with a hotel that has a history of excellence.”
Meoni earned his bachelor’s degree in food service management, and an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University, where he also taught culinary arts.  He is a member of the Club Managers Association of American and a Certified Food and Beverage Executive with the American Hotel and Motel Association.  
About ClubCorp
Founded in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp is the world leader in delivering premier golf, private club, and resort experiences. Internationally, ClubCorp's affiliates own or operate nearly 170 golf courses, country clubs, private business and sports clubs, and resorts. ClubCorp has more than $1.5 billion in assets. Among the company’s nationally recognized golf properties are Pinehurst in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina (North America’s largest golf resort, home to the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens); Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio (site of the 2003-2005 World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational); Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California (home of the Kraft Nabisco Championship); and The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia (America’s first resort founded in 1766). The more than 60 business clubs and business and sports clubs include the Boston College Club; City Club on Bunker Hill in Los Angeles; Citrus Club in Orlando, Florida; Columbia Tower Club in Seattle; Metropolitan Club in Chicago; Tower Club in Dallas; and the City Club of Washington, D.C. The company’s 18,000 employees serve the nearly 200,000 member households and 200,000 guests who visit ClubCorp properties each year. Visit for additional company information.
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Also See: Brett Schoenfield Named President of The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia / Aug 2004
Rodger Martin Appointed Executive Chef of the Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia / February 2005

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