Culinary & Weddings

Culinary Team

Our culinary team will offer you a cutting edge experience from our monthly wine dinners to tasting menus with wine flights, tapas nights and themes parties. We only use the best quality and freshest ingredients that are indigenous to our region. We are trendy and cook many different cultural cuisines, as well as fusion. Our food is bold, edgy, innovative and new and we strive to be great no matter if the occasion is casual or elegant, big or small.

Jeff was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. His first venture in the restaurant business was at age 16. After four years of working his way up, he moved to Florida to start a Classical French apprenticeship. At the conclusion of his training he started working as a chef in several restaurants before becoming a country club chef. This was perfect as he had a love for golf! He met the love of his life, Andrea, at Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, FL and they have been married since 1998.

His career has involved working in Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia for the Olympics and Las Vegas.  He reached Sarasota in 1999. He says his career path led him to the best - Laurel Oak Country Club. He loves working in a club atmosphere because it’s different everyday and he strives to use the highest quality ingredients. As Executive Chef of Laurel Oak Country Club his goal is providing its members and guests with the best experience in food and beverage in Sarasota.

Jeffrey Parson
 Executive Chef 

                                                    Sous Chef                                    Pastry Chef
                                                Michael Freeman                            Mara Cristiani


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Golf, Tennis, Pool &
Clubhouse privileges.

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Tennis, Pool &
Clubhouse privileges.
 (Not available to former members) 

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