Chef with national reputation hired to run kitchen at Hazeltine Golf Club – Bring Me The News


Hazeltine National Golf Club, the host course of the 2016 Ryder Cup and many other major PGA championships, has appointed a new executive chef.

Michael Patton has been chosen to run the kitchen at the Chaska golf and entertainment center, taking the latest step in an illustrious career in cooking.

Having trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, graduating in 1989, Chef Patton has gone on to a varied and exciting career in food, building a reputation on the national dining stage.

Among his former diners was President Bill Clinton, for whom Patton provided private dining for his Presidential Inauguration.

His career has seen him work at famous venues including The Adolphus Hotel in New York, the 1789 Restaurant in Washington D.C., the Four Seasons Hotel and Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

He went on to head up kitchens at restaurants in Santa Barbara and Sonoma, California, before most recently embarking on a 14-year stint at the Silverleaf Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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