Kerry Hassen
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
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Asilomar Conference Grounds’ Executive Chef, Colin Moody, Receives Prestigious Award

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 31, 2007) -- Asilomar Conference Grounds’ Executive Chef, Colin Moody, has been named the 2007 recipient of the prestigious President’s Award from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), Monterey Bay Chapter.  The surprise honor, revealed during the 33rd Annual ACF Awards Gala, adds to a long list of industry accolades and accreditations that Moody has received during his impressive culinary career. 

“Chef Moody continues to demonstrate an exemplary level of dedication to the ACF and is a great leader in the environmental awareness arena,” said Michael Gaines, chairman of the ACF’s Monterey Bay Chapter. 

In addition to serving as president of the ACF Monterey Bay Chapter, Moody is also chairman of the ACF Conservation Committee – Organic and Sustainable Affairs.  He has fostered relationships with local farmers and purveyors, which includes a partnership with Agriculture Land Based Training Association Organics (ALBA), an organization that teaches low-income farmers the art of organic farming.  A thorough use of this knowledge results in a more profitable income for each grower and enables Asilomar to offer meals with day-fresh, locally grown organic produce. 

Gains referred to Moody, saying, “His progressive approach to food purchasing and production principles using environmentally sensitive, sustainable and organic products in Asilomar’s culinary operations makes him a very deserving recipient of this award.” 


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About Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds is a magnificent beach haven nestled along the shoreline of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on 107 acres of forest and dunes, creating a dramatic backdrop and tranquil environment for groups, retreats and social events. The Asilomar complex comprises 29,000 square feet of meeting space, 24 individual conference rooms and 312 guest rooms with private bath and ocean or forest views. Asilomar has played host to thousands of groups since opening in 1913.  Asilomar is operated under contract with California State Parks by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts. 

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Old Town San Diego; The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and The Resort at Glacier.  To learn more about Delaware North Companies expertise in the hospitality industry visit

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers.  Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap.  Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  For more information, visit

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