Lakewood Ranch, Fla. – Del Webb Lakewood Ranch recently announced the hiring of Rick Rizner, a veteran culinary and hospitality professional, as executive chef for the lakefront restaurant in the multi-million dollar clubhouse at the homebuilder’s newest 55+ community.
Richard McCormick, president for Del Webb’s Southwest Florida Division, said Rizner has more than 20 years of food and beverage experience, and previously held several noteworthy positions in the Chicago area including regional food and beverage manager for Hyatt Hotels Group. Rizner was also executive chef at the Hallmark and Sedgebrook in the Chicago area prior to moving to Southwest Florida.
Rizner was most recently Chef de Tournant at The Founders Club in Sarasota.
“Rick has an impeccable work history and known for his service and quality product in addition to being an outstanding motivator, trainer and team builder,” said McCormick.
As executive chef at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch, Rizner will initially be hiring staff and creating the menu. “We look forward seeing Rick’s extensive knowledge of food and beverage development unfold in the new restaurant at our grand clubhouse.”
The multimillion dollar clubhouse also houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, group fitness studio, catering kitchen for residents’ private parties, and WiFi café. There are also plenty of activity and gathering areas, plus a full-time Lifestyle Director who helps plan an array of events and activities happening in and outside the community.
The only 55+ active adult community within the renowned 17,500-acre master planned Lakewood Ranch in Manatee County, Del Webb Lakewood Ranch is offering 11 smartly designed, open floor plans that range from 1,372 square feet of living area to more than 2,684 square feet, priced from $255,990 to over $400,000. Del Webb Lakewood Ranch is planned for 1300 homes at build out.
For details and more information about the homes in Del Webb Lakewood Ranch, visit www.delwebb.com/LakewoodRanch. Del Webb Lakewood Ranch’s Sales Center is located at 6805 Del Webb Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL 32802.
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About Del Webb
Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America’s leading builder of new homes targeted to pre-retirement and retiring boomers. Del Webb builds consumer inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement. For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com.