We’re happy to announce that earlier this summer, Chef Regis Holden, our head of menu development and frequent blog contributor, learned that he had been awarded a very special honor: He was named 2008 Chef of the Year by the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Congratulations, Regis!
Regis was honored not only because of his accomplishments at Eat’n Park, but also because of his service to the ACF and his work with students at Westmoreland County Community College, where he is a part-time instructor. He is also a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator.
A 25-year Eat’n Park veteran, Regis has had a hand in developing almost everything on our current menu, including our award-winning American Grill Burger, which he developed from a family recipe (click here to read the full story). Along with Chef John Frick, Regis works to continuously add fresh new items in with the classic favorites that our guests know and love.
With Regis’ prestigious award came a gigantic trophy engraved with the names of all the past winners. Though he has taken a fair amount of good-natured ribbing over the size of the trophy (now on display at his desk here at our office), we’re certainly proud of Regis for his contributions to Eat’n Park and to the culinary community.
Way to go, Regis! Click here to read more about his award.