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Club Magnolia is Proud to Announce the
Celebrity Chef Line-up and Club Culinary Team

Santiago Gomez

After 10 years living in Miami Florida, In 2021 he moved to Atlanta Georgia, and co-created Botanico Hospitality Group. In 2022 he opened Palo Santo, a supper club style restaurant and rooftop; influenced by a Mexican modern cuisine and Georgia ingredients.

Kevin Ouzts

As an Atlanta native, Ouzts discovered that charcuterie is something the city has never truly had the opportunity to embrace. The Spotted Trotter is exactly that. It's his hope that he is able to show Atlanta what they've been missing.

Pat Pascarella

Born to an Italian immigrant family, Executive Chef Pat Pascarella has a love for authentic Italian cuisine that runs as deeply as his roots.

Joe Macy

A Lebanon, N.H., native, Macy grew up cooking for his family, becoming enamored with the food culture that surrounded him. He never realized he could turn his passion into a career until his stepfather gave him the encouragement to explore his options as a chef.


Club Magnolia In-House Culinary All Stars

Club Magnolia has an all star team of specialized culinary professionals responsible for the daily operation of the varied food experiences located throughout the resort such as the Fairway Buffet, the Magnolia Burger Bar and Grill, Par 3 Pit Smoked BBQ, Rea's Creek Pizza, the Oyster Bar and more. All geared to provide the perfect sanctuary for enjoying the Augusta tournament experience.

Jeffrey McGar

Chef Jeffrey McGar

Club Magnolia Executive Chef & Culinary Director

Chef McGar has been working in the restaurant industry since the age of sixteen. After moving to Atlanta in '96 from Upstate New York, he transitioned from small-town restaurants into corporate and upscale-casual dining facilities. He quickly worked through all front of house positions into management.

Edward Knipe

Chef Edward Knipe

Head Chef Club Magnolia Burger Bar & Grill

Returning each year since 2007, Ed Knipe will be bringing his culinary talents back to Club Magnolia yet again. A young chef who started out as valedictorian of his Pennsylvania culinary class, Chef Ed served the likes of President Bush, many celebrities and sports figures and has worked such prestigious events as Super Bowl, Nascar, Daytona 500, and the US Open Tennis on the traveling catering team for the Sports Entertainment Division of Compass Group International. Featured daily.

Patrick McMurray

Chef Patrick McMurray

The Oyster Bar at The Beer Garden

Toronto born and bred, World Champion Oyster Shucker, oyster sommelier, restaurateur, author and inventor, Chef Patrick McMurray heads The Oyster Bar at the Beer Garden. Patrick won the World Championships of Oyster Opening - Galway, Ireland 2002, the only Canadian to win this most illustrious shucking contest in over 60 years. Patrick also holds three Guinness Book Records for shucking oysters, 38 in one minute, part of Team Canada - 8840 Oysters in one hour, and personally 1114 Oysters in one hour. He invented the Swissmar produced PistolGrip oyster knife, and shucking technique, that provides a faster, safer, and cleaner oyster and wrote the book “Consider the Oyster - A shucker's field guide.” The next time in Toronto be sure to visit Patrick's restaurant The Ceili Cottage, an East End local pub with great food, patio, and music, designed and built by Patrick from an old Car Garage. Featured Wednesday thru Sunday during the Club Magnolia 19 - After Golf Experience.

Waylon Walker

Chef Waylon Walker

Chef Waylon's Wickedly Good Q

Waylon Walker was born and raised in Georgia, learning at an early age the art of cooking BBQ and Whole Hogs from family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Waylon and his wife Julie now travel the Southeast competing professionally in Kansas City BBQ Society and MBN competitive BBQ contests, earning numerous wins in whole hog, chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Waylon challenges the status quo by pushing the envelope in BBQ and southern cuisine for a memorable experience second to none. Featured Wednesday thru Sunday.