Naples — Vineyards Country Club announced Christopher Olson has been promoted to the position of chef de cuisine.
In this position, Olson is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen such as menu plans, operations, recipes, finances, portion and inventory control, food quality, and employee supervision. In addition to providing leadership training and hands-on management of the kitchen staff, he oversees executing the food in the main kitchen, driving menu design and kitchen creativity, and growing and developing the product and profitability of the food service program. Olson is responsible for providing a consistent product and experience, achieving revenue targets and managing costs, as well as ensuring all staff under direct supervision are focused and demonstrating a guest-centric attitude and culture.
A Naples native, Olson joined Vineyards Country Club in 2019 after serving as sous chef at a fine dining restaurant within a renowned local resort for more than five years. His culinary experience includes tenure with Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and several fine dining establishments throughout Florida and Massachusetts.
Located in Naples, Vineyards Country Club is a 1,400-acre private, non-equity masterplanned golf and country club community open to both residents and non-residents for more than 30 years. The family-owned community, founded in 1988, is located just east of Interstate 75 between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt Beach roads and includes more than 2,700 homes in 38 individual gated neighborhoods, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The award-winning Club has been enhanced through three renovations since its original construction, with no member assessments. The Club offers 36 holes of members-only championship golf; a new, 15,000 square-foot Wellness Center & Spa with technologically advanced fitness equipment, five-star spa, salt water lap pool, smoothie café, and salt room; Racquet Center with 12 Har-Tru lite tennis courts, three lite gel cushioned pickleball courts, three regulation lite bocce courts, and year-round scheduled play; formal and casual indoor and al fresco dining; banquet, reception, meeting and event facilities; and one of Naples’ most active club social calendars.
For membership or residential information, call 239-353-1500, visit vineyardscountryclubnaples.com, or visit the community’s Administration Office, located at 400 Vineyards Blvd.