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Gregory Farrell Promoted to Executive Chef for the 142-room
Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, Vermont

WOODSTOCK, VT (December 5, 2012)The Woodstock Inn & Resort has promoted Gregory Farrell to lead the culinary team as Executive Chef. Farrell has been with the resort since 2004 as Executive Sous Chef and will now be responsible for overseeing the creation and design of menus at The Inn’s four restaurants and catering operations.

Woodstock President and General Manager Werner Graef commented that, “Chef Farrell’s time with The Inn provides a synergy for the culinary offerings yet allows for new leadership to strengthen and enhance our reputation for fine dining, catering and events. His commitment to using seasonal ingredients and creation of creative culinary dishes made him the ideal candidate for the role of Executive Chef.”

Chef Farrell brings a wide range of experiences to Woodstock Inn & Resort from country clubs to French bistros, hotels and upscale retail locations. Prior to his tenure at The Inn, Chef Farrell spent time as Executive Chef at Smoke Rise Village Inn in New Jersey and Maxwell House – a Clarion Hotel in Tennessee. He also served as Acting Executive Chef at Mariner’s Inn in South Carolina and at the Hilton Inn & Conference Center in Danbury, Connecticut.

Chef Farrell is no stranger to The Woodstock Inn & Resort having started his fulltime career as Chef de Partie at The Inn where he earned an American Culinary Federation certification and qualifications by the state of Vermont. Chef Farrell holds a Degree I Diploma from the Cordon Blue School of Culinary Arts in New York.

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About The Woodstock Inn & Resort

Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations.  The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in three restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England.  The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.  Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.

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With a global reach of more than 850 best-in-class hotels and resorts in 70 countries, Preferred Hotel Group™ represents six distinctive brands: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Preferred Boutique™, Summit Hotels & Resorts™, Sterling Hotels™, Sterling Design and Preferred Residences™, a membership-based exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts. Preferred Hotel Group also offers I Prefer™, a complimentary global guest benefit program that provides members with exclusive offers and rewards, as well as Preferred Golf™, a membership-based program that grants access to 100 of the world’s most renowned golf resorts. For more information, visit us on the web at, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc.

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Also See:
The Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, Vermont Names Kevin Dott as Director of Food & Beverage and Justin Watson as Executive Chef / February 2011


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