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"Dutch" takes over Fore Seasons at Holly Lake

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 Gunar V. "Dutch" Pencis is our new Food and Beverage Manager of Holly Lake Ranch Restaurant. He brings influence from his European home. Dutch came to the states when he was 15 and now he has become a Certified Chef and Certified Club Manager. Though he has been to every country in the world except one, he feels that he can make any place his favorite. "You can make any place home," he said.

Along with a desire to stimulate new customers to the restaurant, Dutch hopes to initiate a renewed interest in the restaurant for the current patrons. Capitalizing on the mainstays of golf, swimming, and tennis at Holly Lake is a given, but Dutch also hopes to improve the dining experience for residents, their guests, and the occasional special events guest.

"The service has to be excellent, has to be above the accepted norm. The key is quality food and services," Dutch says. He has a management philosophy that has worked in a number of other clubs, some very similar to Holly Lake Ranch.

After coming to the United States he served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in the Civil Service attaining a GS13 rating. Dutch now lives in Tyler. He comes to us from Cherokee Country Club in Jacksonville, where he was the general manager. He also worked at Brenham Country Club, The Houston Club, Hollytree Limited, which comprised of Hollytree Country Club, Tyler Petroleum Club and Lake Tyler Marina, Bay City Country Club and Corpus Christi Country Club. Dutch designed the kitchen, directed construction, staffed and launched a 42,000 square-foot clubhouse for the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas.

The Cherokee Country Club President spoke very highly of Dutch when he wrote, "...He took on the challenge and helped the club get on the right track. Within a short period of time...he brought the food service to excellent. He built loyalty and respectful attitude towards the staff and membership. Dutch is very experienced and knows what it takes to turn circumstances around for the best."

Dutch has come out of retirement "...to help Holly Lake Ranch." Let's all welcome "Dutch" to the Holly Lake Ranch. Please stop by and visit with "Dutch

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2009 16:09  

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