Meet the Chef
The French Manor Inn and Spa names new Executive Chef
SOUTH STERLING, PA, AUGUST 30, 2018 – THE FRENCH MANOR INN AND RESTAURANT PROMOTES LOCAL TALENT TO EXECUTIVE CHEF. New chef will bring culinary creativity and will support local farmers and businesses in an effort to continue the French Manor’s high standards with a fresh new approach.
Keegan Marchand, from Lackawaxen PA, enjoys hiking, hunting, foraging, writing and playing music, snowboarding, skateboarding, kayaking, ice fishing and, of course, the culinary arts. Growing up with the love and appreciation of good food, Chef Marchand was fascinated with what magical things his parents and grandparents were preparing in the kitchen. It was at that young age that he realized, “Food is more than just nourishment, it’s an experience. Its time spent with loved ones”.
Reminiscing on how he was inspired, Marchand goes on to say, “During high school, my passion for food was transformed to a complete obsession while I started studying under Mrs. Sue Rowe, the Wallenpaupack foods instructor. Mrs. Rowe cultivated my creativity and love for manipulating food.”
Shortly after high school, Chef Marchand started working in the culinary industry, soaking up any information or techniques he could, while studying culinary arts and business management at Northampton Community College.
Cooking professionally for 12 years, Chef Marchand had the pleasure of working at many other great local AAA-awarded businesses such as the Settlers inn, Glass Wine Bar, and Dyberry Forks. Chef Marchand’s passion for evoking emotion with food will certainly enliven one’s pallet. With his fresh perspective on the culinary arts, the Logan family is excited to welcome his new menu rollout this fall. Be sure to book your dinner reservation today to enjoy a culinary experience beyond your expectations!
The French Manor restaurant is a proud recipient of the prestigious AAA 4-diamond award for each consecutive year since 2003. Cultivating a love for food, the French Manor has not only recruited chefs from Philadelphia, but more importantly from our local Pocono Mountains area. We hope to welcome you to our mountaintop chateau for an amazing dinner paired with fine wines and good company.
Awash in sophisticated country charm, the French Manor’s stone chateau design and grand fireplaces, inspires a romantic, intimate feeling. Suites with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and 20+ mile views allow guests to feel relaxed and pampered. Le Spa Forêt, an onsite green spa, is dedicated to wellness and relaxation, including personalized spa treatments, a steam sauna and saltwater pool. The elegant dining room features a 40 foot vaulted ceiling and two massive fireplaces. The gourmet dinner menu offers both Classical and Nouvelle French Cuisine. Casual Terrace and Cafe Dining also available. Exclusive Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Executive Meetings, Shower Parties and Girlfriend Getaways.