BOCA RATON, Fla., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a premier golf club in Boca Raton, Fla., is thrilled to welcome new Executive Chef, Dominick Laudia, CEC, AAC. Chef Laudia joins the Boca Grove team after more than three decades of renowned, culinary experience.
Raised in Long Island, N.Y., Chef Laudia began his culinary journey at the Whalers Inn in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. His aptitude and love for creating delectable cuisine flourished. Upon receiving formal training, Chef Dominick Laudia was hired as Executive Chef at some of the finest country clubs in the state of New York, including The Bay Club, Inwood Country Club and Fresh Meadow Country Club.
In 1994, he moved to South Florida where he became the Executive Chef at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. He was later hired as the Executive Chef at Boca Rio Golf Club (1998) and Boca Woods Country Club (2010). In September 2008, Chef Laudia opened his own restaurant, Culinary Cafe in Delray Beach. Since its opening, he has been recognized for his innovative style and creative dishes.
Chef Laudia currently serves as the President of the American Culinary Federation Palm Beach County Chefs Association, and has been awarded more than 20 culinary competition medals from the American Culinary Federation. In 2001, the American Culinary Federation Palm Beach Chapter named him Chef of the Year.
In addition to his extensive, professional resume, Chef Laudia is also a community leader. He sits on the Community Advisory Board at West Boca Community High School where he is involved with Cafe Calaloo, a laboratory restaurant fully operated by upper-level students at the school's culinary academy. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Career & Technical Education Association – a career development program through Palm Beach County Schools.
"We are thrilled to have such an amazing Chef join our team. He is a great addition to our Club," said Emerson "Chuck" Lehner, Boca Grove COO/General Manager. "Chef Laudia's expertise, passion for food and innovative style is sure to delight the members and guests of Boca Grove!"
About Boca Grove:
Boca Grove is a boutique golf and tennis club located in the heart of beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. With approximately 450 member families, Boca Grove exhibits style and grace afforded only to the most elite private clubs in South Florida. For more information on Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, please visit www.bocagrove.org or call (561)487-5300.