Resort Food Executive Committee

Franz J. Buck

19??-2000

Franz Buck

Franz was an active member of the American Culinary Federation, The American Academy of Chefs, and the Resort Food Executive Committee.

In May of 1997 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina.

His passion was teaching and training young people. He trained cooks apprentices when he was Executive Chef at Kona Village and Salishan Lodge.

In 1987 Franz started the apprenticeship program for cooks at the Cloister. To this day that apprenticeship program continues to produce talented, well trained cooks.

Chef Franz Buck died on March 5, 2000, in Key Largo, Florida.



Listed below is Chef Buck's lengthy and impressive resume.

  • May 1956 - Oct. 1959
    Apprenticeship - Hotel Schoellhorn, Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Nov. 1959 - Oct. 1960
    Commis Entremetier - Hotel Kaiserhof, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Oct 1960 - June 1961
    Commis Gardemanger - Schade & Wolff-Funkturm, Berlin, Germany
  • June 1961 - May 1962
    Aide de Cuisine - SS Nieuw Amsterdam, HAL Rotterdam, Holland
  • May 1962 - Nov. 1962
    Commis Rotisseur - Beau Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Nov. 1962 - April 1963
    Commis Saucier - Hotel Walliserhof, Zermat, Switzerland
  • May 1963 - July, 1964
    Night Chef - Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • July 1964 - Nov. 1964
    Chef Tournant - Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Nov. 1964 - April 1970
    Sous Chef - Caneel Bay Plantation, St. John, Virgin Islands
  • June 1965 - June 1967
    Assistant Mess Steward - QMC, US Army, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, SP/4
  • May 1970 - Oct. 1970
    Sous Chef - Jackson Lake Lodge, Moran, Wyoming
  • Oct. 1970 - March 1971
    Leading Cook - Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kamuela, Hawaii
  • April 1971 - July, 1976
    Executive Chef - Kona Village Resort, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • July 1976 - June 1982
    Executive Chef - Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Oregon
  • July 1982 - Oct. 1999
    Executive Chef - Cloister Hotel, Sea Island, Georgia
  • Nov. 1999 - March 2000
    Executive Chef - Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida
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