From October 11 to 16 of this year, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas hosted the finals of the annual “Chef of the Year” competition, which attracts more than 200 golf club members of the exclusive INVITED organization with more than 1,000 nominations.

Michael Dobias of White Columns Country Club in Milton, Georgia, USA was named “Chef of the Year” during the final night’s reception at Casa de Campo’s Flamboyán Conference Center after a week of delicious lunches and dinners that showcased the epicurean talents of five semi-finalists. Members also enjoyed a variety of activities including Maestro Dobel Tequila tasting, cooking classes, golf, trips to Catalina and much more.

Joining Dobias in the final stage were Hartefeld National’s Dan Vigliotti, Ford’s Colony Country Club’s Eric Yeager, The Clubs of Kingwood’s Cathy Michaud and Indigo Run Country Club’s Josh O’Neill. This is the second time in a row that the culmination of the “Chef of the Year” competition has been held in Casa de Campo.

“It was a great honor to partner with an outstanding organization like INVITED and showcase the skills and experience of their incredible chefs. Additionally, we are excited that Casa de Campo has also become widely known as one of the best dining destinations in the world alongside our exceptional reputation for golf.”

Jason Kycek, senior vice-president of sales and marketing

Casa de Campo offers a sophisticated variety of international cuisines for its residents and resorts guests, from Mediterranean to Dominican, Italian, Mexican, and just about everything in between. Its acclaimed culinary options include Minitas Beach Club & Restaurant, Chilango Taqueria, La Cana, La Piazzetta, Lago, La Casita, and SBG. You can find more information about Casa de Campo restaurants by visiting www.casadecampo.com.do