New Executive Chef Announced for Berry Hill Resort, Darren Lee

South Boston, Va. — The Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center, a Taylor Hospitality managed property,  is delighted to announce the hiring of a new executive chef, Darren Lee. Chef Lee brings over 24 years of top-notch culinary experience to his new post. Having worked in such positions as executive chef, culinary instructor, and his previous experience as a private business owner, he understands what it takes to keep the resort’s food and beverage operations running smoothly and to provide unbeatable customer service.

“We are pleased to bring Chef Lee onboard,” explains Steven Ouellette, general manager at Berry Hill Resort. “His career experience allows him to bring the wisdom and foresight we need to take our next step in the resurgence of Berry Hill.”

Chef Lee holds an Advanced Studies Degree in Culinary Arts with a concentration in Business Management from Johnson and Wales. Over the last 24 years, he has worked at Oakwood Country Club, Chatmoss Country Club, Department of Labor, and most recently at Peaks of Otter Inn.

In addition to his education and experience, Chef Lee is an active advocate for the Farm to Table movement, and has won several awards including Upcoming Chef in Bedford/SML. He also holds a Foods Safety Administration Manager certification, as well as a ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association.

It’s exciting to start the next the next chapter of my career at Berry Hill,” adds Chef Lee. “I’m happy to be part of the Berry Hill rebirth, and I am looking forward to mentoring the associates at Berry Hill to elevate the dining experience. Most importantly, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet the guests, local purveyors, and help make everyone’s dining experience truly enjoyable.”

There are three dining venues at Berry Hill, along with private dining options for conferences and events. For more information or to book a reservation, please call the resort at 434-517-7000.

The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, Virginia’s premier wedding venue, resort and conference center, is nestled amongst a tree-lined forest covering 650 acres in the heart of historic South Boston, Virginia. This former antebellum plantation estate and (now) National Historic Landmark welcomed its first guests to the beautiful Virginia countryside in 1728.


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