Tahoe Mountain Club announces Willy Carroll as executive chef | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Mountain Club announces Willy Carroll as executive chef

Courtesy photoTahoe Mountain Club's new Executive Chef Willy Carroll makes fresh, simple fare fantastic.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe Mountain Club is pleased to announce Willy Carroll as their new executive chef for PJand#8217;s restaurant, the Terrace, Bearfoot Bar and Grill, Alpine Club and Schafferand#8217;s Camp. Bringing a total of 12 years of culinary experience, as well as a background in golf-specific establishments, Carroll will play a key role in furthering TMCand#8217;s commitment to fresh, seasonal cuisine. Before joining the Tahoe Mountain Club team, Chef Carroll worked at restaurants such as Garwoodand#8217;s, Riva Grill, and Caliente. Carroll plans to enhance partnerships with local and sustainable purveyors and to bring in the highest quality produce, meats, seafood and cheeses in an effort to minimize Tahoe Mountain Cluband#8217;s carbon footprint.

PJand#8217;s restaurant at Grayand#8217;s Crossing will be Chef Willyand#8217;s home base at Tahoe Mountain Club. PJand#8217;s patrons can look forward to exciting additions to the menu, food and wine pairings, as well as a brand-new happy hour featuring food and drink discounts, Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. A new menu favorite is sure to be Chef Carrolland#8217;s award-winning rib recipe which received the Peopleand#8217;s Choice Award at the June 2012 Truckee Rib Cook-Off.

PJand#8217;s menu will reflect Carrolland#8217;s enthusiasm and passion for simple, seasonal, and classic food, done well. and#8220;I do not like to dress things up with fancy names, rather, I take basic ingredients that are fresh and locally sourced and make them great,and#8221; said Carroll of his culinary style. Carroll thoroughly enjoys working with seasonal dishes and updating specials on a regular basis. and#8220;No day is the same. I spend most of my time with a knife, tongs or a spatula in my hand putting love into my food,and#8221; added Carroll.

PJand#8217;s is located on the golf course at Grayand#8217;s Crossing and opened to the public in 2010. Named for the course designer, golf great Peter Jacobson, PJand#8217;s boasts a chic, but relaxed atmosphere with mountain views overlooking the 18th hole. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls frame the scenery and can be opened for al fresco dining on warm days. The restaurant is open to the public.

PJand#8217;s and Grayand#8217;s Crossing are located less than one mile east of downtown Truckee and 40 minutes west of Reno off Interstate 80, Exit 188. For additional information visit http://www.grayscrossing.com. For restaurant information call 530-550-5801. For golf information call the Golf Shop at 530-550-5800. For real estate information call 800-754-3070.

For more information on Tahoe Mountain Club visit http://www.tahoemountainclub.com, http://www.golfintahoe.com or call 530-550-5088.

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