Janet Ebright CEC

Certified Executive Chef



Personal Chef to Mrs. Betty Ford 4/08-7/11

Indian Ridge Country Club, Palm Desert CA 9/04 to 11/06 Executive Chef

-Plan and develop all menus for dining, golf outings, banquets, member functions and catering for this 850 membership, 36 hole golf resort facility

-Responsible for all aspects of this multi-faceted food operation

Redlands Country Club, Redlands CA 9/01 to 9/04 Executive Chef

-Plan and develop all menus for dining, golf outings, banquets, member functions and catering

-Responsible for all food and equipment purchases with adherence to cost controls and budget restraints

-Responsible for all kitchen employees training, scheduling and labor cost controls

-Supervise and maintain satellite kitchen

-Formulate yearly budget projections for food and labor costs

Grace Hospitality, Palm Springs CA 1/01 to 10/01 Executive Chef Europa restaurant at Villa Royale Resort

- Responsible for all aspects of food and beverage operation at this 32-room hotel/resort

- Recently featured in Sunset magazine as one of the best small inns in Southern California

Kemper Sports Management Company 6/95 to 11/00 Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert CA

- Transferred by Kemper from Illinois as openingdirector of food and beverage for this Kemper Sports managed property

-36 hole golf facility with ala Carte seating for 150 plus three banquet areas, patio and lounge

-Recruited, trained all management and service staff for entire F&B department

-Researched and purchased all small wares, china, glass and silver and POS system

-Composed all menus and wine list

Executive Chef Royal Melbourne Country Club, Long Grove Ill

-Flagship property of Kemper Sports Service organization

-Traveled to newly acquired properties to assist with initial opening of food and beverage operations

-Assist in kitchen and menu design for other properties held by Kemper Sports

-350 member 18-hole golf facility with tennis, pool and banquet facility

-Three full dining areas along with veranda and men’s grill

-Responsible for all kitchen employees training, scheduling and labor cost controls

Elgin Community College, Elgin Illinois 1/98 to 6/99

Chef Instructor: employed concurrently with Kemper Sports

-Taught food production 102 which includes:

Mother sauces and derivatives

All basic styles of soups and stocks

Basic kitchen education: knife handling, equipment safety and sanitation, menu cost

Turnberry Country Club, Lakewood Illinois 7/90 to 6/95 Executive Chef

-Responsible for all aspects of food operation

Winer Industries, Patterson New Jersey 1/89 to 5/90 Executive Chef

-Employed by private firm to create meals on private 102-foot luxury sailing yacht in

West Indies, Bahamas, Virgin Islands and eastern seaboard

-Produced gourmet meals for chartered guests and private parties

-Provisioned for items on various islands and created up scale meals with materials



-Certified as an Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation (ID # 059928)

- La Maison Grenouille Culinary School, Pacific Grove, California

Graduated with outstanding achievement award in 1987

- University of Wisconsin, Whitewater


- Completed courses at CIA Greystone:

- Traveled to Semmering, Austria with ECC culinary team, March 1999

-On judging panel for ACF regional conference Knowledge Bowl 1998

-Founding board member of the Northwest chapter of the ACF, serving as treasurer

-Served three consecutive years on the board of directors of the Club Chefs of America

-Member of American Culinary Federation

-Member of advisory committee for Elgin Community College Hospitality program

-Guest chef for Elgin Culinary Programs’ Distinguished guest chef series in Oct. 1992

-On judging panel for 1992 Lake County Food Show. Invited to return in ’93 and ’94

Janet Ebright Certified Executive Chef

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