Chefs in the Gardens is a Culinary Sensation

05 August 2014
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Chefs in the Gardens series continues this Thursday featuring the prestigious, executive chef from the Game Creek Club and Restaurant, Collin Meyer who will be preparing Colorado Goat Cheese Burrata with Cured Heirloom Tomato, Arugula and an Ice Wine Vinaigrette.  The demonstration begins at 12:00 noon in the Ford Amphitheater Lobby located in Ford Park and next to the Alpine Gardens main entrance.  The cost is $5 and includes samples of the dish.  Reserved seats are available for Members of the Gardens and guests of Sitzmark Lodge, Manor Vail Lodge and Gasthoff Gramshammer.  All other seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.  To reserve a seat, please call 970-476-0103 ext. 5.      
Meyer has worked at Game Creek Restaurant since 2009, assuming the role of executive chef in June 2013, and carries with him a strong culinary talent and background in the restaurant business. He received a degree in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts – Scottsdale, Ariz., and has worked at the DC Ranch Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., and at Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek, Colo. Fine dining is Meyer’s passion and he has dedicated his life to it, spending personal vacation time traveling to culinary destinations around the globe to experience some of the world’s finest restaurants and prompt new ideas that he can bring back to the kitchen with his own twist.
Located in an old-world chalet nestled within Vail’s Game Creek Bowl, Game Creek Restaurant offers distinctive American cuisine with all-natural and organic products and the freshest ingredients, an award-winning wine list. Throughout the summer season guests can enjoy late-afternoon drinks and appetizers on the deck or a complete culinary experience with a three- or four- course dinner menu, plus an optional chef’s menu beginning at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is also served each week.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a non-profit organization and celebrated as the highest botanical garden in the world. Located in Ford Park and an easy walk from the center of Vail, the Gardens is home to approximately 3,000 species of high altitude plants and is the National Alpine Collection of Colorado. The summer months bring an array of flowers to the Gardens, beautifully displayed among ponds and waterfalls.  The Alpine Gardens is sustained through individual donations, memberships, corporate and government grants.  For more information about Chefs in the Gardens or to become a member, please call 970-476-0103 ext. 3.
Contact: Liz Campbell, or 970-476-0103 ext. 5 or 970-376-1389
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is
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