Geoffrey Lanez, CEC, Executive Chef of The Patterson Club in Fairfield, Conn., began making a name for himself while in college at Johnson & Wales University by competing on the student level and studying under prominent chefs. At age 29, he now manages and oversees a team of about 40 staff and three kitchens to produce a high-quality dining experience for the club’s more than 450 member families.
The Patterson Club is situated on 170 acres in Fairfield’s Greenfield Hill section. It was founded by General Electric employees in 1929 and today, as one of Fairfield County’s premier private country clubs, offers a family-oriented experience by delivering high-quality personal service to members, their families and their guests through golf, racquets, recreation, dining and social events.
Lanez’s goals are to compete for the title of the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Chef of the Year and to become a Certified Master Chef (CMC). He plans to continuously grow as a chef and leader through his current role at The Patterson Club and to inspire other culinary leaders who share the same passion for the highly skilled art of food.