Golf News for Monday, March 25, 2013 | People

Cesar Guaraca new Executive Chef at Brynwood Golf & Country Club in Armonk, New York

ARMONK, N.Y. -- Brynwood Golf & Country Club has tapped the famous Cipriani company with the hiring of Executive Chef, Cesar Guaraca, who brings more than 16 years of culinary experience to the club and its members. Joining Chef Cesar is the new Director of Food & Beverage, Marco Arconte. Having both served in previous positions with Cipriani, Chef Cesar and Mr. Arconte share an unparalleled enthusiasm for original, handmade food with a farm-to-table approach.

Prior to joining Brynwood, Chef Cesar spent most of his career as Executive Chef of the Cipriani group, where he created menus for many of the Cipriani restaurants, while also serving at the helm of some of the world's most exclusive catering events. He has been involved in the opening of Cipriani locations around the world, and has held positions as Executive Chef at Mr. C in Beverly Hills, Cipriani Wall Street, London, Grand Central, and West Broadway, as well as Harry's Bar in Central Park South. Arconte was most recently Director of Food and Beverage Operations at the Cipriani Restaurant in Manhattan. Born and raised in Sardinia, Italy, Arconte completed hospitality and culinary studies in England, and has worked for other such esteemed companies as Starwood, Accor, and Jumeirah.

"Our success is defined by our ability to bring the best qualified talent to Brynwood, and we're fortunate to have attracted these men to the club," said Jeffrey Mendell, a principal in Brynwood's ownership group. "Chef Cesar and Marco certainly have the skill and experience to elevate the dining at Brynwood, but it's their combined passion for the art of food that is really exciting for us. Our members will have an enviable dining experience, unmatched at any club in the region."

Chef Cesar has already begun to transform Brynwood's menus for the Grille, Halfway House, and catering events. "I am absolutely the definition of a foodie,'" notes Cesar, who enjoys working with all styles of food, from Asian to Italian and Mediterranean, and he looks forward to creating memorable dining for the members and their families, especially the discerning little ones. Arconte is in the process of redefining the club's standards of service, in order to establish and maintain a warm and attentive style that is most often associated with a private country club lifestyle.

About Brynwood Golf & Country Club
Brynwood Golf & Country Club, located in Armonk, New York, features an 18-hole golf course, 9 Har-Tru tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool and a 65,000 square-foot clubhouse. The clubhouse includes an elegant lobby and ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests for catered events. There is also a sports lounge, a fully equipped fitness center, a business center with Apple computers and a children's playroom with a movie theatre and video games. Brynwood's restaurant offers outstanding farm to table cuisine and includes an outdoor cocktail and dining area overlooking the pool, golf course and surrounding hills, which features spectacular sunsets.

The club enjoys Troon Privé status, the private club division of Troon, and a significant additional benefit of membership is reciprocal playing privileges at private clubs around the world, as well as preferred rates at Troon Golf-managed daily fee and resort facilities. For more information about Brynwood Golf & Country Club visit or call (914) 273-9300.

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