Meet the Chefs

Chef Cristian MosqueraChef Cris­t­ian Mos­quera, Sous Chef, Versailles

Hail­ing from Colum­bia, Chef Cris­t­ian brings his warm smile and his love of Mediter­ranean and Span­ish dishes to Chateau Élan. Before join­ing us, Cris­t­ian held the title of Sous Chef at The Hilton Head Island Mar­riott. Chef Cris­t­ian enjoys pro­vid­ing a great expe­ri­ence for all of our guests at Ver­sailles and looks for­ward to a long career at Chateau Elan.

Chef Allen SummerourAllen Sum­mer­our, Ban­quet Chef

Chef Allen Sum­mer­our is a proud Geor­gia native with a love for South­ern Fusion style cook­ing. He grad­u­ated from John­son and Wales with the hon­ors of summa cum laude. Chef Allen was last employed by the Geor­gia Club, where his atten­tion to detail and unique style was rec­og­nized in 2011 as Chef of the Year in Bar­row County.

Chef Cody SmithCody Smith, Chef de Partie

Please join us in con­grat­u­lat­ing Chef Cody Smith in his new role as Chef de Par­tie! Before join­ing us in 2010, Chef Cody had exten­sive expe­ri­ence at sev­eral local restau­rants, includ­ing the pres­ti­gious Kevin Rathbun’s Steak­house in Atlanta. Although he loves the vari­ety of cui­sine at Chateau Élan, his per­sonal favorite to cre­ate is “South­ern Com­fort Food” with a new twist.

Chef Luis RodriguezLuis Rodriguez, Sous Chef Versailles

After learn­ing to cook at a young age while at his Dad’s side, Chef Luis received for­mal train­ing at the John­son and Wales Insti­tute of South Florida. Born in Puerto Rico, his favorite dishes have a Latin influ­ence. Chef Luis enjoys mak­ing the per­fect Cuban Sand­wich and he is par­tic­u­larly fond of dishes that are rich and full of fla­vor. Before join­ing us in 2012, he gained expe­ri­ence work­ing under Chef Bradley at the Royal Palm in South Beach Miami, as well as other resorts.

Chad Guay, Win­ery Chef

Chad comes to us from Soto-​Soto Restau­rant in Atlanta, where he was Chef de Cui­sine; ranked as one of the top 10 restau­rants in Atlanta and earned 3 stars from the Atlanta Jour­nal Con­sti­tu­tion. In addi­tion Chad was also named Chef to watch in Atlanta for 2011, Starchef​.com Ris­ing Star Chef for 2007 and Best Pas­try Chef in Atlanta for 2006 and 2007. On his free time Chad enjoy spend­ing time with his son, grow­ing veg­eta­bles, and watch­ing Nascar!

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