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EXECUTIVE CHEFS

Executive Chef Gunnar Thompson joins Glenmere Mansion Fall 2015 after being chef at some of the most prestigious restaurants worldwide. Among his many culinary accomplishments, he was awarded the prestigious Taittinger “2012 Grand Chef of the Year” for Relais & Chateaux worldwide, being designated a Relais & Chateaux “Grand Chef” in 2011, 2012 and 2013. During those years, he was executive chef for the renowned Erna’s Elderberry House, the restaurant at the esteemed Relais & Chateaux hotel, Chateau du Sureau in Yosemite, CA, named by Zagat the #1 hotel-restaurant in the San Francisco Bay area. In addition, he has held a Mobil/Forbes 5-Star and AAA 5-Diamond recognition. Prior to his arrival at Glenmere, he was the executive chef at Primland Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. There he was named by Michelle Obama and Epicurious “celebrity chef” for “Healthy Kids Initiative” and additionally named a “Top 10 Chef” in Virginia. During his esteemed career he has been associated with some of the world’s leading restaurants, including 3-Michelin Star restaurant, La Pyramide in Vienne, France.

Executive Pastry Chef Sue Drabkin comes to Glenmere from a number of high profile East Coast restaurants. In the Boston area she was executive pastry chef at: Troquet Restaurant, Boston; Red Bird, Waltham; and Harvest Restaurant, Cambridge. In downtown Washington, DC she was pastry chef at Ris Restaurant after being at Belmond’s “Inn at Perry Cabin” in St. Michael’s, MD. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California.