Chef Jeffery McGar
Chef McGar Events & Hospitality
Chef Jeffrey McGar was born and raised in Upstate New York and has been working toward mastering the culinary arts since the age of fifteen. Chef McGar has 28 years of management and chef experience in every aspect of the restaurant industry. Initially working in small Italian eateries and pizza parlors, progressing to “American-style” casual corporate restaurants, then on to fine dining and white table service. After moving to Atlanta in 1997, Chef McGar continued his education at the renowned Cherokee Town & Country Club, where he began a rigorous apprenticeship program mentoring under American Culinary Federation’s - Certified Master Chefs. Starting as an apprentice and literally working every position over the course of 6 years completing his training and then journey on to the widely coveted Executive Sous Chef title.
He then graduated to become the Executive Chef at The Atlanta Event Center @ Opera producing high profile corporate and social events ranging from 50 to 2000 guests. In addition, Chef McGar created Food for Thought Consulting, LLC, providing problem-solving solutions for existing restaurants, catering facilities and up-starting new restaurant concepts.
Most recently, chef has launched: Chef McGar Events & Hospitality. Building on his reputation as one of the "go to" chef/consultants in Atlanta, many restaurant recruiters and business owners continued to hire Chef McGar for his expertise, ambition, and "outside the box" way of thinking. Chef Jeff's approach to fixing, developing, and creating new restaurant concepts as well as multipurpose catering venues has kept him very busy over the last ten years. Due to hard work, dedication, and persistence, every venture has grown to great success! Chef McGar now brings his talent and skillset to produce a five-star, resort-style - Masters Tournament experience at Club Magnolia Hospitality on Magnolia Drive in Augusta.