We are pleased to announce the promotion of Junior Ozorio to Sous Chef at The Greenbrier Sporting Club!
Waldson, known around The Sporting Club as “Junior,” was born in Brazil (the Amazon Jungle) and lived there until his teen years. He grew up loving to play sports, especially soccer. At the age of 13, he began working in his family’s restaurant business, where most of his time was spent in front-of-house operations. At the age of 19, he graduated with advanced techniques in table service and basic techniques in maître d’hôtel from Senac São Paulo University. In 2004, he moved to the United States to live with family in West Virginia and attended Greenbrier East High School, where he participated in the ProStart cooking program. His passion for cooking really began in 2005 through ProStart, when he competed in several culinary competitions, winning first place in the state and 13th in the national competition. It was that same year he began working at The Sporting Club as a dishwasher, and then worked his way up the ranks to Garde Manger, Grill, Sauté, and finally — Rounds Chef at The Summit. In 2010, he left The Club and, for the next five years, lived in both the United States and Brazil. During that time, he worked at Pizzeria do Campo in Brazil and The Gasparilla Inn & Club in Florida. In addition, he served as a Private Chef at the Gesundheit Institute and four years as Sous Chef at ACE Adventure Resort, both in West Virginia. In 2015, his wife and daughter moved to the United States from Brazil and Junior returned to The Club as a Grill Cook at The Summit, prior to being promoted to Chef de Partie last season and his current position of Sous Chef. In his time away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his wife, Etiene, and his “Little Princess,” Clarissa.
Please join us in congratulating three remarkably talented culinary team members in their new leadership positions at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
Alyssa Mayo – Head Pastry Chef
Alyssa, born and raised in Ronceverte, West Virginia, found her love of pastries at a very young age. Whether it was her self-taught-baker grandmother, or her trained-chocolatier and candy-maker Nana, she was always encouraged to learn and experiment in the kitchen. She officially began her pastry career in 2012, when she attended Pierpont Culinary Academy in Fairmont, West Virginia. In 2013, she completed her pastry internship at The Greenbrier Sporting Club and graduated in 2014 with honors. She promptly returned to The Sporting Club, accepting a full-time Pastry Assistant position. Alyssa honed her skills under the direction of The Club’s Executive Pastry Chef, Amy Mills, receiving a promotion to Pastry Chef, then Head Pastry Chef in the late fall of 2017. With a keen attention to detail and a love of all things sweet, she is extremely excited to take on such an amazing leadership role. She can often be heard singing happily in and around The Club’s Pastry Kitchen, but in her spare time, can be found reading a book in a quiet place or spending time with her family.
Hannah Reid – Lodge Chef de Cuisine
An excellent mentor and teacher, Chef Hannah sets the tone for consistency and excellence within her team. She brings a wealth of culinary knowledge and experience to the brigade. Her creativity and talent have positively impacted the culinary team and membership for a number of years throughout the positions she has held. Hannah grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Albemarle County, Virginia. Growing up in a family of great southern cooks, as well as having the opportunity to travel throughout the United States as a child, gave her a love of fine ingredients and various regional cuisines. During high school, she began her career in foodservice as a dishwasher at the C&O Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA. It was there she discovered a passion for fine dining and began her career as a chef, eventually being promoted to Sous Chef at the C&O. She came to The Greenbrier Sporting Club in 2007 in order to assist in the opening of The Summit restaurant and has held various leadership positions at The Club over the past ten years. Living in Greenbrier County has nurtured Chef Hannah’s love of the outdoors and locally harvested ingredients. Outside of work, she can usually be found spending time in the woods and streams of West Virginia with her two dogs.
Maggie Short – Lodge Sous Chef
Chef Maggie grew up in the small town of Meadow Bridge, WV. During high school, she attended the culinary program at Fayette Plateau Vocational School and, after graduation, accepted a position in Chicago, Illinois, with the All-American Picnic Company. In July of 2000, Maggie’s passion for food really blossomed after accepting a culinary position at The Greenbrier resort and spending four years working and developing her skills under the tutelage of Master Chef Peter Timmins. In the winter of 2002, she ventured to Perry, Iowa, and worked for a few months at the historic Hotel Pattee under Executive Chef David North, before returning to The Greenbrier. In 2004, Maggie came to work at The Greenbrier Sporting Club where she started out as a line cook and then worked her way through the ranks to the position of Summit Chef. In 2010, though, she left The Sporting Club for a while to open a daycare center in her home to spend more time with her four young children. In the fall of 2017, however, as her youngest child entered school full-time, she returned to The Greenbrier Sporting Club and accepted her current position of Lodge Sous Chef. In her time away from work, Maggie enjoys being with her husband, Daryll, and their four children; Kailee, Trevor, Kelsie, and Khloe.
The Greenbrier Sporting Club asks you to join us in congratulating and welcoming two of our amazingly talented culinary team members in new leadership roles.
Chef Jared Masters has been promoted to Chef de Cuisine of The Summit. Chef Masters has worked his way up through the ranks over the past few years, and at every turn has exemplified great leadership skills and extensive culinary abilities. He has truly set the example that hard work, passion for the craft, and dedication to one’s goals are the keys to professional success. Jared’s cooking style is ever evolving with current food trends and technology, all while staying true to classical techniques and disciplines. We are looking forward to the great things Chef Masters and his team will accomplish at The Summit for years to come.
Jared was born and raised in Organ Cave, West Virginia, where he grew up farming, specializing in beef and market lamb production. He began his cooking career in the Main Kitchen at The Greenbrier and, in 2012, decided to bring his talents to The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Once here, he worked his way through all the stations, honing his skills under Chef de Cuisine, Jered Miller, before being promoted to Chef de Partie of The Lodge restaurant and then Sous Chef at The Summit. With his most recent promotion to Chef de Cuisine of The Summit restaurant, he is looking forward to showcasing his farming background through his unique style of cooking. Outside of The Club, he assists as Vice President of Allegheny Genesis LLC, a company focused on the research and production of alternative and sustainable crops. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alyssa, and their infant daughter, Sophia Jo.
Chef Hannah Reid has been promoted to The Lodge Sous Chef. An excellent mentor and teacher, Chef Hannah sets the tone for consistency and excellence within her team. She brings a wealth of culinary knowledge and experience to the brigade. Her creativity and talent have positively impacted the culinary team and membership for a number of years throughout the positions she has held. We are very thankful to have her returning to a leadership position, and we are looking forward to Chef Hannah’s continued success in the culinary industry.
Hannah grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Albemarle County, Virginia. Growing up in a family of great southern cooks, as well as having the opportunity to travel throughout the United States as a child, gave her a love of fine ingredients and various regional cuisines. During high school, she began her career in foodservice as a dishwasher at the C&O Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA. It was there she discovered a passion for fine dining and began her career as a chef, eventually being promoted to Sous Chef at the C&O. She came to The Greenbrier Sporting Club in 2007 in order to assist in the opening of The Summit restaurant and has held various leadership positions at The Club over the past ten years. Living in Greenbrier County has nurtured Chef Hanna’s love of the outdoors and locally harvested ingredients. Outside of work, she can usually be found spending time in the woods and streams of West Virginia with her two dogs.
We are pleased and proud to announce the promotion of Jered Miller to Executive Chef at The Greenbrier Sporting Club!
Chef Miller is a native of West Virginia and began his career as a graduate of The Greenbrier’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program before excelling in various positions at the resort. He worked in their Culinary Arts Center – the nation’s first resort cooking school – and for Certified Master Chef, Peter Timmins, as Saucier, Sous Chef, and Chef de Cuisine, as well as with celebrity chefs such as Julia Child and Anne Willan. He also served six years as Restaurant Chef in the The Greenbrier’s Tavern Room, a Forbes/Mobile four-star restaurant, and maintained the four-star status. Five of those years were under Certified Master Chef Richard Rosendale, while he was captain of the U.S. Culinary Olympic Team, and the last year was under Michael Voltaggio of INK restaurant and winner of Top Chef’s season 6. His talents then led him to the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, NC, where he served as Chef de Cuisine before returning to The Greenbrier in 2007 as Sous Chef and chairman of The Greenbrier Culinary Apprenticeship Program.
In April 2011, Chef Miller joined The Sporting Club’s culinary team and has held the positions of Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine for The Members’ Lodge restaurant. Through his culinary contributions and introduction of a complete charcuterie program, he has elevated the quality of cuisine for our members. His intent is to focus on locally sourced foods and continue to build relationships with the members, local farmers, and community. He hopes to keep the food as true to the Appalachians as possible, while showcasing those things that make West Virginia so very special. His goal is to refine old-fashioned recipes and ingredients not found in other parts of the country into modern-day presentations that still taste like your grandma cooked them. While still providing something for everyone, his goal is to highlight the indigenous flavors unique to Appalachia.
When not at The Sporting Club making people happy, he enjoys wood working, mushroom foraging, and other outdoor activities with his wife, Kimberley, and children: Elizabeth, Madison, and Mason.
We hope you will join us in congratulating Chef Miller on his new role!
Holiday spirit is all around at The Club, where our team of busy elves have created a feast for the eyes throughout the Lodges. No ribbon has been left untied, garland is strung high, with all things a glitter and glowing; set to dazzle at The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Join us for a look into how the holiday spirit comes to life in a “behind the scene” blog of our creative holiday talent.
The Christmas tree trimmed all gold with glittery garland and amber glass balls. Reaching up through the center stairwell, this tree watches over the holiday season, casting her holiday cheer upon members young and old while offering a backdrop for family portraits and festive entertaining.
Golden angels and sparkly trees adorn the tables and mantle of the main dining room. Green garland trails along underneath the décor as a backdrop to the ornamental colors of the season. With a ribbon here and a garland there, the season comes to life throughout this great space. Bright red poinsettias bring a touch of the North Pole coursing along the grand staircase.
Twinkling white lights strung overhead cascade a star-filled night sky ambiance to the great room, with tabletop greenery and poinsettias trimming out our festive hall. Private parties are a delight in this seasonally charged room, where our Food & Beverage team matches culinary delights to meet every palate.
The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Executive Pastry Chef Amy Mills recently discussed with Greenbrier Valley Quarterly about her journey to becoming the talented chef she is today. She recalls her time at Johnson & Wales University and working with renowned Master Chef Peter Timmins at The Greenbrier – and knew this was the place she wanted to remain to practice her rather “sweet” art.
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