Executive Chef- The Honors Course

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The Honors Course Ooltewah, TN Executive Chef Candidate Requirements

about the club & position The Club

Established in 1983, The Honors Course is located just Northeast of Chattanooga, TN in a community known as Ooltewah. The Club’s mission is focused on amateur golf and has hosted many amateur championships. The continued investment in the course and facilities has earned recognition in The Top 100 Greatest Courses and #1 Course in Tennessee by Golf Digest since 1987.

Aside from the recognition and involvement in amateur golf, The Honors Course offers an exclusive, first-class experience to its members and their guests. Pristine golf conditions, top notch food and beverage service and offerings, and elegant accommodations make this unique golf club one of the best in the nation.

The Position

The Honors Course is searching for a committed, proactive, and passionate culinary professional, who enjoys working in a premier private golf club environment and one who has the ability to select the perfect enhancements to make a lasting impression. This individual must have the skills and attributes to elevate a team to provide exceptional service and cuisine to an affluent membership.

The Executive Chef will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the kitchen to ensure the quality and consistency of the dining experience This professional should have strong leadership skills and a proven track record in recruiting and attracting culinarians to the team Experience in hosting major tournaments is a plus.

Club Overview

Club Amenities

• 18-hole Championship Pete Dye Golf Course

• 7 Guest Houses (47 beds)

• Dining

• Main Dining Room

• Outside Terrace

• Guest Houses

Tournament History

1986, 2004, 2014, 2023 Southern Amateur Championship

1987, 2008, 2018

1989, 1911, 2009, 2019

Tennessee Women’s State Amateur Championship

Tennessee Men’s State Amateur


“Honoring Amateur Golf” Initiation Fee $150,000 Memberships 400 F&B Volume $1.05 M Employees 110 Average age 55 Board Members 10 Golf Digest Ranked #31
Western Junior Championship 2005 U.S. Mid Amateur Championship 2011
Championship 2014
1991 U.S. Amateur Championship 1994 The Curtis Cup Match 1995, 2007 Cannon Cup 1996,
Men’s NCAA Division 1 National Championship 1999
USGA Senior Women’s Amateur
2015 TransMiss Four-Ball Championship 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
Over the next 7 years the Club will host 3 the club will host an additional 3 USGA Championships to include the 2024 US Senior Amateur, 2026 US Women’s Amateur and the 2031 US Amateur.

Key Characteristics and Traits

▪ A naturally enthusiastic personality and passion for the culinary industry.

▪ Ability to hire, train, motivate and develop a high performing team in a top tier golf club.

▪ A natural leadership style which promotes an engaged, motivated staff.

▪ A mind for innovation and action with an ability to act as a thought partner with leadership.

▪ The individual should excel in both banquet and a la carte production, demonstrating the ability to meticulously plan and execute member focused events.

▪ Creativity in menu design, exhibiting an appreciation for the Club’s culinary traditions, while exploring fresh and innovative culinary trends.

▪ The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

▪ Disciplined follow-through to ensure the vision and goals of the Club come to fruition.

▪ Ability to cultivate a high-level of member satisfaction through consistency in the dining experience.

▪ A strong understanding of top-notch food and beverage experiences for Club members and guests.

▪ Effective fiscal management through delivery of actual operational and capital results in alignment with approved budgets.

▪ The desire to maintain high level of visibility among members and staff as the face of the Club’s dining and member events.



✓ A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a hospitality environment. Current Executive Sous Chefs at well-recognized organizations, with verifiable records of achievement will also be considered.

✓ Food safety certification.

✓ Certification from American Culinary Federation or other hospitality association.

✓ A degree from a post-secondary culinary arts program.

✓ The position is available immediately.

salary and benefits

Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.


Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, March 22th 2024.

These documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Honors Club Chef Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Honors Club Chef Résumé”) respectively to: Careers@thedeloziergroup.com.

All requested information, along with references, should be emailed to the address above

Search Executive

Patrick DeLozier Managing Partner

(843) 707-5210


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