Twin Farms welcomes Nathan Rich as the executive chef, heightening the distinguished culinary program of the intimate Relais & Châteaux property. A seasoned chef with extensive luxury hotel experience, Rich believes in cooking quality foods that have been naturally grown or raised, which mirrors Twin Farms’ culinary philosophy.
“Nathan’s passion for delivering creative and memorable dining experiences will further elevate the culinary offerings at Twin Farms,” said Managing Partner John Graham. “We are delighted that Nathan and his lovely family are making their home in beautiful Vermont.”
At Twin Farms, guests forgo menus, trusting the Chef to exceed their culinary expectations with specially curated meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine reflects the changing seasons, inspired by Vermont's finest produce, and Twin Farms' farm-grown herbs, fruits and vegetables. The Twin Farms culinary team works closely with local farms such as Kiss The Cow Farms and Fable Farms, both located within a mile of the property. Breakfast begins with a daily smoothie, freshly squeezed juices from the on-site farm and endless options of house-cured meats and fresh baked goods from the kitchen. Set overlooking the Green Mountains, the Chef prepares a new multi-course lunch and dinner, carefully paired with wine from their 20,000-bottle wine cellar.
A New Hampshire native, Chef Rich joins Twin Farms from Lake Placid Lodge where he oversaw the property’s dining program, Artisans Restaurant and Maggie’s Pub. Chef Rich’s culinary expertise was recognized this year when he was one of only three chefs in the world to be awarded the Relais & Châteaux 2013 Rising Chef Trophy. Chef Rich sharpened his culinary skills for several years at premier establishments including Mandarin Oriental Boston, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, Taj Boston and The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in New Hampshire.
About Twin Farms
Twin Farms is an intimate, all-inclusive country hideaway set amidst 300 acres of meadows and in woodlands in an unspoiled valley, 15 minutes north of Woodstock in Barnard, Vermont. It is the only five-star resort in Vermont with a culinary program incomparable to anywhere else in the Northeast. Guests forgo menus, trusting the Chef to exceed their culinary expectations with specially curated meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cuisine reflects the changing seasons, inspired by Vermont's finest produce, and Twin Farms' estate-grown herbs, fruits and vegetables. The culinary team works closely with local farms such as Kiss The Cow Farms and Fable Farms, both located within a mile of the property. Hand painted murals, rich maple and pine woodwork, American folk art and museum-quality contemporary oils adorn the rustically elegant accommodations and lounges. Public areas include the Dining Room, Barn Room, Pub, Cabana and Fitness Center. Twenty distinctive lodgings (including a self-contained four-suite "Farmhouse at Copper Hill" overlooking a pond) feature king-size feather beds and sitting areas with wood-burning fireplaces that open onto screened porches. Whimsical cottages are tucked away in the property's secluded woodlands. The property also offers a fitness center, Japanese-style soaking tub (Furo) and Out of the Woods Spa that features treatments using local Vermont spa lines Tata Harper and Lunaroma. For more information, please visit www.twinfarms.com.