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An Icon Continues to Please

April 14, 2020 2:00 pm Published by

An Icon Continues to Please by Jody Steele The Raw Bar has been at Ocean Reef for quite a long time. The original structure was located near the Nature Center in the 70’s, but then was moved to its present... Read More »

Ocean Reef Dining Prevails

March 31, 2020 9:44 am Published by

Ocean Reef Dining Prevails by Jody Steele We can always count on our Culinary Team to come to the rescue. We are extremely lucky they now are providing Private Dining, delivery, and take-out to Members throughout the day. Dennis Courtney,... Read More »

The Burgee Bar Team

March 25, 2020 10:04 am Published by

The Burgee Bar Team by Jody Steele Both Cody Evesque, Chef de Cuisine, and Sergey Berkebile, Sous Chef of the Burgee Bar, arrived at Ocean Reef Club about seven years ago. They definitely have found their home at the Burgee... Read More »

Welcoming Chef Church

February 26, 2020 2:50 pm Published by

  Welcome Chef Church to Cooking Class Lineup “From the Pantry” by Carole Kotkin, Carysfort Kitchen Manager The winner of “Chopped” 2018 season, Johnny Church, heard his call to the culinary arts while working at his mother’s restaurant in Flint,... Read More »

Bringing “Autentico” Italian to ORC

February 21, 2020 2:09 pm Published by

Culinary Luminary Brings “Autentico” Italian to ORC by Dennis Courtney, Director of Outlets The Food & Beverage Team is excited to welcome Rolando Beramendi to Ocean Reef Club. Beramendi is on a mission to keep the centuries-old culinary traditions of... Read More »

A Gift from Brazil

February 17, 2020 1:57 pm Published by

A Gift from Brazil by Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 Arriving in Miami in 2001 for just a visit, Chef Betania Salles took over the kitchen at an Indian restaurant one evening. The chef was ill and the customers were... Read More »

Welcome to Our Changing Menus

February 7, 2020 2:44 pm Published by

Welcome to Our Changing Menus By Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 At the end of the season, the chefs begin a detailed review of all of the menus at Ocean Reef Club. Executive Chef Andrea Van Willigan shared this is... Read More »

Have it Your Way… at ORC

February 5, 2020 11:51 am Published by

Have it Your Way… at ORC by Gertrude Mann, Member Since 1974 For the past 40+ years, I’ve been eating at Reef restaurants with abandon. I never thought about ingredients other than what sounded appealing. However, this past holiday season,... Read More »

Farmers’ Market News

January 27, 2020 5:58 pm Published by

All You Can Nuts by Gertrude Mann, Member Since 1974   It’s worth a trip to Monday and Thursday marvelous Farmers’ Market to view the selection of dried fruits and nuts at Salvadore’s All You Can Nuts collection from all... Read More »

Wow! What a Team!

January 13, 2020 9:30 pm Published by

Wow! What a Team!  By Jody Steele, Member Since 2005 As we were all welcoming family and friends for the holidays, our Banquet Team was getting dining opportunities ready to help us celebrate in style. Executive Banquet Chef Andrew Ames,... Read More »