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Congratulations Chef Paul Haines!

Congratulations Chef Paul Haines!

Chef Haines was nominated and voted Chef of the Year by the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), is a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, that was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. They are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American Chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. They offer culinary competitions, certification, national apprenticeship program, regional and national events, magazines and much more to help foster the growth of professional chefs and the foodservice industry.

Chef Paul Haines, a native of Western Pennsylvania started his career through an apprenticeship at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the early 1990’s. After serving locally as the Executive Chef at the Summit Inn and the Executive Chef at the Stone House, Chef Haines found himself back at Nemacolin where he became the Chef de Cuisine of the Tavern. After his second departure from Nemacolin, he went on to become the Chef de Partie of In-Room Dining at the Sea Island Company in Georgia. By gaining new experiences and learning new techniques, Chef Haines returned back to his home here in the Laurel Highlands to take on the position as the Tavern’s Chef de Cuisine at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort as well as the resorts sole ice sculptor. Chef Haines was promoted to Executive Sous Chef of Casual Dining in 2010. Since accepting the position, Chef Haines has had the opportunity to expand the casual dining experience by opening the CaddyShack Restaurant in the Spring of 2010. Chef Haines also over sees The Tavern, Wildside and Hungry Moose Restaurants.

Once again, congratulations Chef Paul on a job well done!

We Love Our Guests!

We Love Our Guests! Nemacolin Woodlands Resort prides itself in outstanding customer service and providing our guests with a memorable experience. Thank you Ms. Donna T., a Senior Executive and Event Planner, for providing us with the opportunity to serve your team in customizing many one-of-a-kind corporate events. Read what we received after the most recent event:

"As a long-standing client, I have worked with Lori Glisan and her team where we started small with great themes and have now evolved to grand events. Each and every year has superseded the previous one. Our guests continually rate our conferences as “the best one ever” a resounding survey result year after year – simply amazing! The Nemacolin ThemeWorks Team will make you, the events coordinator, a standout! ~ Ms. Donna T.

Nemacolin's ThemeWorks Department is a professional team of event designers, specializing in taking your next special event to a new magical level with theme event decor, special lighting, entertainment and much more.

Below are images from the "Alice In Wonderland" themed event described above. In Donna's words, "it was a standout!"

Congratulations Susan!

Congratulations Susan Pelfry, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Fitness Supervisor, for becoming an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer!

The ACSM is the International Gold Standard in health fitness and clinical exercise qualifications. ACSM establishes the exercise guidelines that all other certifications use for testing. The ASCM certification provides a second to none bench-mark for competence in exercise and sports science and health and fitness professionals for clients and employers. It is the most rigorous in the industry, requiring the highest level of knowledge and skill and establishing the standard for all other certifications.

ACSM was the first to certify health fitness professionals and to date they have certified over 25,000 health fitness professionals in 44 countries.

So once again, congrats Susan on a job well done!

Fitness Center Adds TRX Suspension Training

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort's Fitness Center is excited to announce a new fitness offering, TRX Suspension Training. TRX is a total body workout that uses your own body weight for resistance. TRX training will improve your core stability, balance, flexibility and overall strength. A great tool to prevent muscular imbalances, as so many of the smaller muscle groups are recruited to help balance out the movement. TRX training is very time efficient and a short 30 minute workout that will get your heart pumping and challenge core muscles you were never aware of.

Taught by Susan Pelfrey, ACSM CPT, Nemacolin's Fitness Supervisor and recently certified ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Training is considered an intermediate fitness level.

A 30 minute session is $45. Weight limit of 175 lbs. Please contact the Woodlands Spa at 724.329.6774 for more details.