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Addison Reserve Country Club receives Golf Kitchen® Certification Of Culinary Excellence

Stamford, Connecticut (August 12, 2021) -- Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida, has earned the rigorous Golf Kitchen Certification of Culinary Excellence. Diana DeLucia, president and founder of the Golf Kitchen brand delivered the Golf Kitchen Certification of Culinary Excellence plaque to Peter Zoole, Executive Chef and his team.

"Peter and the culinary team at Addison Reserve are among the finest in the country," said DeLucia. "They have built a superb member culinary experience—from fine dining dinners, imaginative banquets, and event cuisine, plus, they have an incredible pastry team that continues to delight."

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Addison Reserve Country Club is minutes away from the heart of downtown Delray Beach, "America's Most Fun Small Town." This boutique community and exclusive club welcomes residents and members to a luxury lifestyle that combines the harmony of nature, excellence in service, and superior amenities. Addison Reserve is a Distinguished Elite Club and is recognized as #5 out of the top 150 clubs in the country, and as #32 in the world by Platinum Clubs of the World. 

“My team and I take great pride in providing our members, their families, and guests with exciting and artfully crafted dining experiences,” said Zoole.  “Addison Reserve Country Club is honored to receive this prestigious award from our esteemed peers in the culinary and club industry."

The Golf Kitchen Certification of Culinary Excellence is based on a rigid set of criteria and a club's ability to produce an exemplary product, as evaluated by an independent review of the entire food and beverage operation.  As part of the process, clubs must apply to be considered for certification, followed by an on-site evaluation and a series of interviews with the culinary team and management.

DeLucia believes that club dining rooms will become the "go to" restaurants of the future, an observation made even more likely in the era of COVID. "With more younger people coming back to private clubs, in particular younger couples and families joining clubs and moving into golf communities, a club's culinary offerings are increasingly important," she said.

For additional information about Golf Kitchen or the Certification of Culinary Excellence, access the website at

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About Golf Kitchen
Golf Kitchen was founded in 2014 by Diana DeLucia, an internationally recognized culinary writer/photographer, to recognize private golf and country clubs for the quality of their culinary offerings. The Golf Kitchen portfolio includes a bi-annual magazine, books, special culinary events, and an annual program, the Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards. which is held at GlenArbor Golf Club, in Bedford Hills, New York, annually.

Media Contacts:
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations
(908) 963-6013​

Diana DeLucia, President
Golf Kitchen
(860) 406-1782