Foodies Find Fun At The Georgia Club

Posted on October 12, 2018

With The Georgia Club located in close proximity to Athens, it’s the perfect retirement spot for foodies who love to indulge in local, fresh, and well-crafted cuisine. Life at The Georgia Club means getting to experience many different local communities and the unique eateries that call those neighborhoods home— including meals from our very own Chef Ray!

The ‘At Home’ Dining Experience at The Georgia Club

Dining At The Georgia ClubA few years ago, The Georgia Club brought in one of the Southeast’s rising stars in the culinary world, Ray Whitlock, as our executive chef. Whitlock came to The Georgia Club from Nashville, where his creativity and eclectic training made him one of the highest profile executive chefs in Music City. A native of Springfield, Il., Whitlock has been mentored by and collaborated with some of the top restaurateurs and executive chefs in the country, including Robbie Wilson, Scott Alderson, and Kevin Boehm. You’ll be able to taste Chef Ray’s cooking philosophies in every meal:

“It is the epitome of hospitality. I am able to truly engage with our members and make a special or fun night for them. This is why I love working at The Georgia Club, it’s also why I became a chef in the first place: to cook food for people and make them happy.”

At The Georgia Club we buy and prepare organically grown produce and local goods and invest heavily in the farm-to-table movement. That means all our meals are fresh, healthy, and above all tasty! More on the menus from Chef Ray:

“I like diversity in a menu, especially being in a club environment, we have members that eat at the club four to five times a week so we need to be able to meet those needs. My job is to listen closely to feedback, along with reaching out and talking to our members. I create the menus based 100% on our members’ feedback. We strive to customize the menu to be a reflection of our members. I am happy to say that has become my signature and my focus.”

Chef Ray stays active in the local food and beverage scene, so please say hi if you see him out and about!

Restaurants

The Georgia Club boasts four onsite dining options. The 1050 Grille is located in the main clubhouse and offers golf course views from the elegant dining room and the more casual bar area, serving classic American food with Southern twists. The Main Dining room is elegant and comfortable with a club style dress code. Make sure you stop by for the Sunday brunch buffet. The Veranda, adjoined to the Main Dining Room, offers al fresco fare, fresh cocktails and awe-inspiring views of The Chancellors Course. Lastly, but equally delicious, is the Cabana Bar Grille. It’s the perfect option for summer, where you can lounge by the pool and enjoy a crisp salad or juicy burger. Learn more about The Georgia Club dining options and their menus here.

Cooking Classes

Have a favorite Club dish you want to learn? Or maybe you just want a refresh on some of the basics? The Georgia Club offers cooking classes as a fun way to learn new dishes and socialize with your friends. After all, the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.

Where To Eat In The Classic City

The Georgia Club HomesAthens has a growing restaurant scene, with new options popping up almost weekly. Outside the community, The Classic City offers a full stack of one-of-a-kind dining options from award-winning chefs. In downtown, check out:

Outside of downtown:

  • Donna Chang’s serves up shareable Chinese dishes and classic cocktails
  • The Royal Peasant has classic British pub food
  • Seabear offers rotating oysters and tiki drink specials
  • White Tiger has classic North Carolina BBQ with vegan options
  • Heirloom Cafe has brunch covered with classic Southern dishes and top-notch bloody mary’s

Forever Foodie Fun

The Georgia Club offers the opportunity to settle into a lifestyle rich with culture, art, history, community, and really great food! Our lifestyle matches that of the bustling but cozy Classic City of Athens, Georgia. If you’re interested in learning more about life at The Georgia Club, and the yummy meals you can eat here, get in touch with us today!

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