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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 04/11/2008 08:18 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 04/11/2008 10:38 AM
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Elizabeth Kallio Named Chef at Saddle Creek's Copper Grille...Award-Winning Restaurant Introduced Rotating Menus, 'Guest Chef Night,' Cooking Classes and a Host of New Entrees for Guests and Members

Copperopolis, CA...Saddle Creek Resort, the gated, 900-acre Castle & Cooke community located in the scenic foothills of the Copper Valley, has named Elizabeth Kallio chef of its award-winning Copper Grille. Kallio is a graduate of the International School of Bangkok (Thailand), Michigan State University and the Culinary Institute of Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She recently served as the personal chef to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and her family at their private residence on Mackinac Island.....

Elizabeth Kallio, New Chef!

Lodge Dining Room

In 2007, Kallio was awarded both Gold and Silver Medals at the regional and
national American Culinary Federation (ACF) Conventions. She will oversee a
restructuring of the Copper Grille's culinary program, highlights include:

o Rotating menus that change daily and repeat every three days to
present resort guests and members with exciting new dining options at each

o Revamped seasonal menus including more fresh, flown-in-daily
seafood, locally grown fruits, vegetables and free-range meats

o "Guest Chef Nights," featuring the culinary creations and
wine-pairing recommendations of chefs from acclaimed restaurants in San
Francisco, Napa, Sonoma and more

o In concert with Guest Chef Night, cooking classes in an intimate
setting focusing on the art of pairing food and wine

"Elizabeth brings a wealth of energy and creativity to the Copper Grille and
her ideas and passion will add incredible value to Saddle Creek's culinary
and wine programs," says Saddle Creek general manager Bill Troyanoski.

"Saddle Creek and The Copper Grille have carved out an exciting niche in
California's resort restaurant category," adds Kallio. "I look forward
building on this success and implementing new menus and programs that take
the culinary experience to the next level."

The Copper Grille is located in The Lodge at Saddle Creek and overlooks the
ninth-hole green complex and adjacent lake. The cozy-but-spacious dinning
area blends seamlessly with its inviting bar and grill, which features a
fully-stocked bar, full menu and flat screen televisions. Two patios on
either side of the Copper Grille offer guests and members an alfresco dining
experience with outstanding views of the golf course. In the fall of 2007,
Saddle Creek unveiled a new, expanded wine cellar with more than 1500
bottles from hundreds of vineyards world-wide. For more information, visit or call 800.611.7722.

About Saddle Creek Resort

Saddle Creek is a full-service, golf-focused boutique resort tucked in the
rolling foothills of California's central Sierra region. The 900-acre
property is located approximately 1.5 hours southeast of Sacramento and two
hours east of the Bay area. A true "four season resort," guests and members
pursue their recreational passions year round.

Amenities include:

o An 18-hole, Carter Morrish-designed golf course featuring an
ethereal collection of shimmering lakes, native trees, indigenous grasses
and 100 bunkers

o Seventeen on-course bungalows fully equipped with kitchens,
fireplaces, open-air patios, located only footsteps away from the proshop
and The Lodge

o A state-of-the-art Sports Club with junior-Olympic-sized swimming
pool, kids' wading pool, Jacuzzi spa, fitness facility, spa treatment rooms
and tennis courts

o The Quail Trail, an extensive network of natural hiking trails that
wind through the most pristine areas of the resort

o The Copper Grille, an award-winning, chef-driven culinary experience
located in The Lodge overlooking the ninth-hole green of the golf course

The golf course has been bestowed with numerous state-wide and national
accolades including:

o Golf Digest, "4 1/2 Stars"
o Golf Digest, "Best New Upscale"
o GOLF Magazine, "One of America's Most Underrated Courses"
o Golfweek, "Best Residential Golf Course"
o Golfweek, "Best You Can Play" No. 8 in California
o T+L Golf, "America's Best 100 Courses for $100 or Less"
o Fairways & Greens, "Top Golf Experiences of the West"
o ZAGAT Survey, "America's Top Golf Courses"

About Saddle Creek Residential

Saddle Creek's diverse and award-winning real estate blends resort and
residential atmospheres. Custom homesites start just under $300,000 and
residential opportunities range (home and lot) from the $600s to more than
$1 million. Boasting views of small lakes and oak-covered hills, these
picturesque homes serve as countryside retreats and make for the ideal
escape for residents in the Bay Area, San Jose and Sacramento -- all between
1.5 and two hours away.

Each neighborhood at Saddle Creek is carefully planned to complement and
augment the golf course. Architectural design guidelines ensure each home is
unique and blends with the overall residential theme. Recent real estate
releases include: Quail Creek, estate and custom homesites with beautiful
views of the nearby hillsides and valleys (from just under $300,000); Luxury
Custom Homes, offered by Castle & Cooke and Vista Homes with elevations
available upon request (from the low $1,000,000s); and Copper Glen - The
Foothill Collection of Country Homes, featuring six plans and 19 elevations
(from $650,000 to just over $800,000) with club membership incentives.

Saddle Creek Resort, as well as Coyote Creek Golf Club outside of San Jose,
is owned and operated by Castle & Cooke, Inc. that, along with its
affiliated companies, has operations in over 24 states and 90 countries.
The company's diversified businesses include the development and ownership
of real estate, leasing of transportation equipment, manufacture of brick
and ownership of public warehouses. The company's real estate developments
include master planned communities such as Mililani Town on the island of
Oahu, Hawaii, Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks, California, and Seven Oaks in Bakersfield, California. The company also owns two of the world's
highest-rated resorts on the 98% owned island of Lana'i in Hawaii.

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