The well-known Geist area cook and caterer, Chef Suzanne, has a new gig in town!
Chef Suzanne Rockwell has taken on another role in her quest to help hungry Hoosiers find delicious healthy cuisine. She is the new chef at Indian Lake Country Club.
“I’m very excited” says Chef Suzanne.” “I’m moving the kitchen around the way I want it, and I have some exciting new dishes to introduce to my new friends.”
The kitchen was a big part of Suzanne’s new deal. Her lease was up for the kitchen at the Sterrett Center in Lawrence where she prepared her catering menu and corporate lunches for several years. At about the same time, the Indian Lake Country Club Chef resigned and they were looking for a new Chef.
After a conversation with her neighbor, an Indian Lake Club member, Chef Suzanne met with club officers and they came up with a recipe for success. Chef Suzanne will take over the kitchen at Indian Lake with her catering team working in the morning for corporate lunches and other parties, then concentrating on lunches and dinners for club members during golf outings.
“It is a win, win for all,” says Club President Todd Bullerdick. “We get the fresh, delicious cuisine of Chef Suzanne while she continues to conduct her catering business from the kitchen. She has a lot of freedom here with the menu and rearranging the kitchen so it works for her.”
So how will the once Executive Chef of the Fox Pub & Grill and former Frazier’s Gourmet Food instructor fit into one of the oldest private clubs in the Indianapolis area at Geist?
Very carefully! Some members wasted no time asking her if she is taking their favorites off the menu.
“There were comfort foods such as fried chicken, meatloaf and a favorite pasta with alfredo sauce,” says Suzanne. “I know they want to keep those items. I will “tweak” them a little just enough to make them a litte healthier.”
Her savory scallop appetizer on a bed of greens has already been a big hit! Does all of the this mean double-duty for the already busy Chef on the go?
“No, I just have to be more organized,” laughs Suzanne. “However, it does make for a great excuse to put my feet up when I get home, and let my husband do the cooking!
You can reach Chef Suzanne for any of your culinary needs at 317-823-5908 or email her at Suzanne@chefsuzanne.com or get more information online at www.ChefSuzanne.com.