Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gourmet Private Dinner for Two at Eastholme in the Rockies - Meet Chef Suzanne

We are proud to announce our new chef at Eastholme in the Rockies for our famous gourmet private dinners for two served nightly.  Chef Suzanne comes to Eastholme with a rounded culinary experience from the kitchen to guest relations in the food industry.  We are so excited to have Chef Suzanne join our team at Eastholme in the Rockies.  This year we will be offering culinary cooking classes at Eastholme with the chef.  Keep looking at our BLOG for our Fall/Winter dates coming up!

Eastholme in the Rockies is well known for their gourmet private dinners for two.  Come celebrate an intimate Colorado romantic getaway by having a personal chef prepare an elegant private six course gourmet dinner served to you in the privacy of your room by our Chef  Suzanne. Your romantic dinner for two allows you to enjoy a splendid, candlelit dinner by the fireplace. If you are looking for a very special way to propose, rekindle your relationship, or simply be pampered, this is the best unique dining experience choice for you and the special person in your life.

Professional Biography:  Chef Suzanne C. McGarry

Writing was a first love at the age of eight, journaling about a character named Hotdog who sailed the seven seas in search of adventure and battling the 'baddies' (as my nephews call them); and when it was time to pick a major at Rutger's University, I was torn between pursuing journalism or biology, due to a strong interest in science and an absolute fascination and fear for sharks! (I drove my family crazy on holiday vacations to the shore)  Ultimately, I chose journalism since I could NEVER imagine myself being lowered into the sea in a shark cage, and my first professional job was with Paramount Communications.  But a chance meeting and subsequent friendship with my cousin, John Shea, who accepted a position as General Manager for Windows-on-the-World Restaurant Group, introduced me to the exciting world of chefs, food and cooking and I was hooked!   I started with corporate hospitality management, working for a number of top restaurateurs and exciting venues (Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Station were both mad busy and fun!)

Eventually, my adventurous  side turned to a 'cool geek' interest in the science and political advocacy of the growing Food Revolution highlighting local, organic and sustainable ingredients and traditional cooking  techniques, and I headed back to school to study culinary arts at The French Culinary Institute in NYC.  And since I had been mentored early in my restaurant management career to pursue training and development, teaching culinary and management classes has been a natural progression of my interest and career.

Living in Colorado has been another leap forward in my career, learning the agricultural and manufacturing links in the food continuum.  It had been here that I have learned the importance of protecting our food and water ways to ensure clean, nourishing food and beverage for now and our future generations.

My career in hospitality has been an adventure to say the least.  From managing the Lion King movie premiere at Rockefeller Center, to coordinating and managing the James Beard Awards Dinner (and escorting Julia Child around the kitchen area- what a thrill! to managing the televised opening of Morimoto Restaurant on the Food Network to cooking at several fine-dining establishments including Judson Grill in NYC and special events at the Broadmoor- it's been a career filled with the pleasure of meeting and working with amazing people from all walks of life, in some of the most beautiful spaces and with foods and cooking techniques that continue to expand my world and connect me with family, friends, wonderful guests and co-workers and with a sense of stewardship for the earth and knowledge that food and beverage is universal, and to be shared with all.

Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 or 800.672.9901

Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

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