Greg Tournillon, executive chef at Avalon Park

Greg Tournillon Joins Avalon Park as Executive Chef and Director of Food Services

Avalon Park, the independent living neighborhood opening in August at the northwest corner of Gutermuth Road and MO-364 Highway in Cottleville, announces that Greg Tournillon has joined the team as Executive Chef and Director of Food Services. Blending his culinary artistry with the acumen of a kitchen operations expert and the passion of a true foodie, Chef Gregory Tournillon brings over 24 years of invaluable experience to Avalon Park.

In his role, Mr. Tournillon will oversee and direct the entire culinary department, including personnel management, kitchen operations, menu development and most importantly, preparing delicious meals and creating an exceptional dining experience, every day.

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Tournillon trained in French, Italian and Swiss cuisine at the world’s top restaurants. His professional trajectory is as varied as the delicious menus he creates, holding such positions as territory manager for a gourmet foods company, executive chef in corporate food service, a chef instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis and as the president and owner of his own gourmet storefront caterer, restaurant and New York-style deli, specializing in remarkable food and wines.

Chef Tournillon has earned a variety of accolades and won a number of awards, including best Southwest meal by the The Dallas Morning News , top three caterer and the Top Deli in Readers’ Choice awards. One of his most memorable achievements was preparing dinner at L’Auberge du Lion d’Or in Geneva, Switzerland during the 1985 Geneva Summit for President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. He brings that same level of culinary excellence to his team and residents of Avalon Park.

About Avalon Park

Scheduled to open August 2021 in St. Charles County, Avalon Park is a new independent living neighborhood for active adults age 62 and over. Locally owned and managed, Avalon Park will offer private apartment homes, exceptional chef-created meals prepared onsite, 24-hour security, an array of services and amenities, and access to on-site supportive care in a pet-friendly community. For more information, visit the Welcome Center at 5359 Hwy N, Ste 101, Cottleville, MO 63304.

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