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Get to Know the Chef Behind the Willoughby Cuisine

Posted on: January 14, 2022
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From relaxed to refined, Willoughby Golf Club’s dining venues are sure to satisfy any palate. Members can host a private dinner in the Willoughby Room, celebrate a great round at The Point, or sit back and relish in the sunshine poolside at the Cabana Bar and Grill. Behind it all, the Club’s Executive Chef, Chris Brooks, cultivates authentic recipes that keep Members coming back for more.

Meet Chef Brooks

Executive Chef Chris Brooks oversees every aspect of Willoughby’s cuisine from creating menus to selecting plating presentations. Brooks has worked in all facets of the industry since he was 14 years old. At 18, a trip to Europe truly expanded his palate, and he enrolled himself into the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. Brooks also met Chris Carter, a mentor and lifelong friend who trained him in classical French cuisine. Since graduating, Brooks has assisted in designing and opening multiple South Florida Clubs, including Jupiter Country Club, Parkland Golf and Country Club, and Frenchman’s Reserve.

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A Tight-Knit Culinary Team

Behind Chef Brooks is a career-driven team focused on creating a sound dining experience for their guests. Members at Willoughby create lasting friendships and memories with other Members, and the culinary team is no different. The career-driven, tight-knit team is focused on making their Members happy. Often, they will have specials added or ready if they know a specific resident is dining that evening. This personalized, first-class service creates an enviable experience for Willoughby residents to enjoy.

Brooks agrees, “I would not be anywhere without my staff. We are all working towards one common goal, and that essentially is to take care of these Members no matter what.”

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A Menu to Please Every Palate

Sourcing only high-quality, locally produced ingredients, Brooks coordinates his menus with the season. Fall and winter offer hearty options, with butternut squash ravioli, pistachio-crusted wahoo, and more available daily. Spring and summer are more lighthearted, with a plethora of fresh produce available. Seafood and prime meat selections are a dinner staple most nights. Of course, dietary restrictions and Member feedback are of the utmost importance. Even when it is not on the menu, personalized favorites and special requests can be prepared at a moment’s notice.

“When people eat something good, it makes them feel happy, and that makes me happy too,” said Brooks.

Exceptional dining is not the only aspect of Willoughby Golf Club that Members appreciate. This private gated community is also home to an 18-hole Arthur Hills designed championship golf course, a notable tennis program with five lighted Har-Tru courts, and the recently opened pickleball courts. The Clubhouse is the epicenter of activity, with dining, social lounges, a resort-style pool, fitness center, club events, and activities. An active schedule of events creates a close-knit community that makes people feel at home as soon as they arrive.

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Located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Willoughby Golf Club remains the favorite of those seeking a Florida lifestyle that is active, social, and purposeful in the pursuit of celebrating the good life. Its ideal location is just a short drive away from Downtown Stuart and 38 miles north of Palm Beach, both with shopping districts, fine dining, and cultural exhibitions to explore. Willoughby Golf Club offers 375 award-winning single-family neighborhood and estate homes with open views of tree-lined fairways, lakes, and preserves. To learn more about Willoughby Golf Club homes or memberships, visit WilloughbyGolfClub.com or call (772) 200- 6000.

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