Chef Kelly Staples
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Western Waterlands
Unlike many people who feel out of place in the kitchen, Kelly Staples says “cooking picked me” because he just had a knack for it – and loved the gratification it provided – at such an early age. He’s just one of the passionate chefs you’ll find wowing guests at Kentucky’s State Resort Parks.
Chef Gail McConnell
Benham Schoolhouse, Daniel Boone Country
At Benham Schoolhouse, chefs put their own spin on recipes passed down for generations – and from immigrants settling in the area. As property manager Travis Warf says, flavors just "kinda got mixed into some really unique, nowhere-else-in-the-world dishes."
Chef Frank Bentley
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Kentucky Appalachian
As a child, Frank Bentley suddenly found himself cooking out of necessity for his family. But he instantly felt at home in the kitchen and soon turned those skills into a lifelong passion that fills him still. He’s just one of the passionate chefs you’ll find wowing guests at Kentucky’s State Resort Parks.