(Sparks, Nev.) – Christopher J. Nealon has joined the Roundabout Catering team as executive chef.
Nealon brings a well-rounded culinary background to Roundabout Catering. In his most recent positions, Nealon served as executive chef at BJ’s Nevada Barbecue company and as executive chef of Montreux Golf and Country Club, where he implemented a program to utilize recyclable and sustainable goods. It was these two roles and his extensive culinary knowledge that allowed him to discover new products, techniques and his passion for high-end catering. He has previously held the roles of chef de cuisine at the Steakhouse at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, executive sous chef at Charlie Palmer Steak & Fin Fish and executive chef at Hidden Valley Country Club.
“Chris’ talents will only amplify our vision at Roundabout,” said Chef Colin Smith, owner-chef of Roundabout Catering and Roundabout Grill. “We’re excited to have him aboard to help us maintain our philosophy of culinary excellence.”
Nealon’s passion for the culinary arts began with his grandfather who was also a chef. That grew stronger with his uncle who shares the same love for cooking. He started to develop his culinary background when he took on his first cooking position for a small catering company with clients like Apple and Hewlett-Packard in his early teens. He continued to lead the culinary team for the number one restaurant in the golf resort industry for five years at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and worked with celebrity chef Charlie Palmer as executive sous chef, helping him open his restaurant in Reno, Nev. Meanwhile, he mentored high school culinary students, judged local culinary competitions and became a competitive home brewer winning local homebrewing championships in Washoe County.
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