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Shawnee Introduces New Chef Tallada

Article by Jeromy Wo, Public Relations---The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is excited to announce the arrival of its new Executive Chef Rodney Tallada.  Chef Tallada brings with him a taste of the Low Country to the Pocono Mountains.  Born and raised locally, Chef Tallada traveled south to master his craft. 

First serving as Executive Chef at Myrtle Beach’s two most famous clubs, The Dunes and later The Grand Dunes, Chef Tallada spent a decade on South Carolina’s coast identifying and perfecting cuisine preferred by upscale private country club membership.  At the Grand Dunes, Chef Tallada served as Executive Chef managing four clubs including the Resort Club, The Members Club, PineLakes, and the Ocean Club.

With his career blossoming, Chef Tallada relocated to Virginia’s esteemed Olde Farm.  The Olde Farm is a private golf club that boasts a membership that includes golf legends like Jack Nicklaus.  Chef Tallada was able to pilot a sustainable Farm to Table program at The Olde Farm.  He developed and implemented the use of an on-property 1.5 acre farm and orchard into the Olde Farm’s culinary offerings.

Slowly but surely, Chef Tallada’s desire to return home to the Pocono Mountains led him to The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.  For the past four years, Shawnee has developed its farm to table dining program.  Shawnee taps its own maple trees, harvests honey from its apiary, brews its own beer and cultivates produce at the Great Shawna Island Farms

Chef Tallada’s experience in upscale and private golf clubs along with his deep rooted interest in sustainable farm to table cuisine intertwine perfectly with The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s mission to exceed our guests expectations while preserving our environment. 

We are all very happy to welcome Chef Tallada to the Shawnee Family.  Please stay tuned on Facebook to see his new menu offerings and events.

 


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6/20/2010 Re-inventing the Feel: Sustainable Shawnee Captures Flavor of Region


List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business