Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Hires New Executive Chef

Monday, June 6, 2016 (Shawnee on the Delaware, Pennsylvania) – After an extensive search and interview process, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort announces the search has ended for the Executive Chef position. Dean Gardner was appointed the new Executive Chef at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

“We are excited about the addition of Chef Gardner,” said Rob Howell, General Manager at The Shawnee Inn.  “With his passion, we will create dining and event experiences that are exceptional and unique to Shawnee.”

Prior to joining Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Dean’s career highlights include having worked for the Tavern on the Green for three years in New York City. Before NYC, Dean also worked for River Palm Terrace for six years in Edgewater, New Jersey. Additionally, Chef Dean worked across the pond, at the Island View Hotel and Golf Links in Dublin Ireland for five years. 

Entering the Executive Chef position at Shawnee, Dean states this his focus is the continuation of creating wonderful guest experiences and memories. He plans to utilize the natural and locally produced ingredients and also implement new and exciting menus throughout the resort. Chef Dean also plans on working closely with our master brewers to offer unique food and beverage pairings. 

Chef Gardner specializes in French cuisine, Traditional Bouillabaisse, which is a French fish and shellfish soup, being his favorite dish “In addition to traditional French and other European cuisines I also am inspired by current trends.” Says the Executive Chef.

Regarding his personal life, Dean Gardner is a local of Monroe County where he lives with his wife, Lorrayne, and son, Eric. Dean enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing and traveling – making The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort the ideal location.


About The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is conveniently located 70 miles from New York City, 100 miles from Philadelphia, 150 miles from Albany, N.Y. and 200 miles from Washington, D.C. Three airports – Lehigh Valley International, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Newark International – all are within easy distance of the property. The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, rich in breathtaking views, features 80 rooms in the historic Inn, 12 rooms in the Delaware Lodge, plus six suites and three cottages in Shawnee’s luxury accommodation, the Legacy Collection.