Château Élan Winery & Resort announced the addition of Kevin Phenegar to its executive team as director of food and beverage. In this role, Phenegar will be responsible for all food and beverage operations including planning and implementing the menu, oversight of personnel, food production, inventory, catering and more.

“Food and beverage is a major piece of what we have to offer our guests. We couldn’t be more proud to welcome Kevin Phenegar to our team to lead the charge,” said Glenn Tuckman, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “With his diverse experience and passion for the industry, we look forward to refreshing our program with his guidance.”

Phenegar brings an extensive wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years experience to his new role. He most recently served as the director of food and beverage at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. and prior to that position he served as the director of resort food and beverage at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y., assistant director of food and beverage at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. and the director of dining at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Additional experience includes work with Doubletree and Hyatt Hotels.

Located within the bustling Atlanta metro of Braselton, Château Élan is a 16th century-styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia’s foothills. The property is home to the most awarded winery in the Southeast, seven restaurants, 40,000 square fee. of meeting space, a spa and 45 holes of championship golf.