Nov 13, 2012
Cooking Class by Chef Tom Gormley
Leah Thompson, RN
Lakeside Best Western Lodge and Suites
Chef Thomas Gormley, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute Of America in Hyde Park, New York. Thomas has over 26 years of professional experience in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, gourmet markets, catering and culinary instruction. He has been the general manager at the Best Western Lakeside Lodge & Suites in Chelan since 1997. Before Chelan, Thomas managed and apprenticed in many establishments, where he had the privilege and honor of working with and serving many notable folks, including Rudi Lange, Leon Dannins, Paul Pruhdomme, Julia Childs, Klause Krist, Hienz Gugeizburg, Mark Miller, Eric Widmer, Noel Cunningham, Kenny G., Michael Jordan, Michael Douglas, Leon Russel, George H Bush, Jon Elway, Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, assorted governors, US Secret Service Teams and Steve Miller.. In his spare time Tom enjoys family time, training in the martial arts, skiing, boating, cooking and working with Culinary arts/Hospitality students at Chelan High School.