New LPN Executive Chef Hired
A native Iowan who has worked extensively in kitchens in Minnesota and Arizona since the mid-1990s soon will be in the kitchen at Lake Panorama National Resort. Brent Gaffney, who was born in Independence, Iowa, will take over February 5 as LPN’s executive chef.
Gaffney earned a degree in culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis in 2002. Over the next 10 years, he worked as a chef at several restaurants in Minnesota. In 2013, he and his family moved to Tucson, Arizona, when he was hired as the sous chef at Bodega Kitchen + Wine. Within two months, he was promoted to executive chef.
In January, Gaffney resigned from Stone Canyon Golf Club in Marana, Arizona, to take the LPN executive chef position. At Stone Canyon, he managed all banquets and line operations, helped develop a new menu, and implemented a kitchen call ticket system.
We are excited to welcome Brent to Lake Panorama National!
Celebrate your love and meet Chef Brent Gaffney!
Why limit a celebration of your love to just one day? At The Links we are celebrating both Thursday and Friday, February 14 and 15. Beginning at 5 p.m. each day, Chef Brent and his team will be offering a special menu of delectable appetizers, entrees and desserts. Links Manager Matt Mikkelsen has selected the perfect wine to complement each of the entrees, plus crafted Cupid’s Cotton Candy Cocktail to add to the festivities. Our regular menu will not be available Thursday or Friday after 5 p.m, although the children’s menu will be available both evenings. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 641-755-2080 to reserve a table or make a reservation below.
Last Chance to Purchase Membership and Receive Gift Card
Five days remain to purchase a 2019 golf membership and receive an LPN Gift Card. Those who pay in full by January 31 will receive a $100 LPN Gift Card for LPN members, a $25 LPN Gift Card for Panorama West members, or a $125 LPN Gift Card for those joining both courses. There are several 2019 golf membership options and categories. Browse the membership forms on our website for details. Or call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 to discuss.
Super Bowl Watch Party
Join us at the Links Restaurant on Sunday, February 3, for a Super Bowl Watch Party with betting pools, food and drink specials, and fun games. The event starts at 2 p.m. Chips with salsa or queso, vegetable tray, cheese and cracker tray and homemade chili will be available for $10.95. Drink specials include $8 pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Lite, $3 shots for every score and $1 canned beer (while supplies last). $1 and $5 pools are posted now. Giant Jenga, cornhole toss and ping pong will be available for play…see you there!
LPN Staff Attending Nebraska Golf Show
Members of the LPN staff will be exhibiting February 1-2 at the Nebraska Golf Show at CHI Health Center in Omaha. This event will have the newest clubs from leading manufacturers for demo, skills contests, free lessons from top pros, a 19th Hole lounge, and special kids’ areas. If you are in the Omaha area, come see us and sign up for our drawing. For a list of hours, ticket prices, exhibitors and activities, visit www.nebraskagolfshow.com.