Top Professionals Will Manage Food Services And Events At Charles Pointe

Thursday, December 29, 2005

BRIDGEPORT – One of West Virginia’s foremost chefs and a leading restaurant manager have been hired to manage food services and events at Charles Pointe, the master-planned community being built here by Genesis Partners.

Scott D. Duarte will be executive chef and Terri L. Satterfield will be events manager for CP Hospitality, a division of Genesis Partners. Duarte will also serve as food and beverage manager.

"We’re very pleased that two professionals with such impressive credentials and such strong ties to West Virginia are coming to Charles Pointe," said James A. Corton, managing partner of Genesis Partners.

Duarte is a Clarksburg native.

Before becoming executive chef and food services manager at the Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley two years ago, Duarte was an executive sous chef at the renowned Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, NC. Earlier he was employed by Parkway Foodservice in

Greensburg, PA.

Duarte started his career by working as a cook at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. He also was a cook at dining establishments in Pittsburgh, PA, and at the Philip Podesta Restaurant in Clarksburg and Muriale’s Italian Restaurant in Fairmont.

He has been certified as a chef by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and as a trainer by the American Management Association.

Duarte was president of an ACF chapter in North Carolina.

His favorite foods include many of the Italian, Spanish, and American dishes that are so popular in this area. He also greatly enjoys the regional style of cuisine that he helped develop at Tamarack.

Chef Duarte and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.

After graduating from Liberty High School in Clarksburg, he received a specialized associate degree at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts.

"Scott has earned many cooking awards and certificates during his 18-year career. His commitment to excellence and innovation reflect our community’s high standards," said Mike Hager, director of resort and leisure activities for Genesis Partners.

Satterfield spent seven years managing the ESPN-ZONE restaurant and three years supervising the Hard Rock Café in Washington, D.C. She also organized many events for famous actors, musicians, and politicians there. The Fairmont native helped establish the Hard Rock Café in Denver, CO. She interviewed job applicants, trained personnel, created operation manuals, established budgets, calculated labor costs, and predicted business trends.

Satterfield, who has arranged numerous executive events, received extensive corporate management training through the Disney Corporation.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education at Fairmont State College and taught

kindergarten for three years at the Burke County Day School in Washington.

"Terri is a quick learner who has exceptional business and interpersonal skills. Whether she’s managing employees or helping customers, she really knows how to communicate with people and how to motivate them," Hager said.

Duarte and Satterfield will supervise the catering of conferences, weddings, and other social events at the Bridgeport Conference Center, Tailfeathers Sporting Clays and Upland Bird Hunts, the Microtel Hotel now under construction, and other Charles Pointe facilities.

Duarte will also help develop restaurants, food outlets, and food concepts here.

Charles Pointe is West Virginia’s first master-planned community. Hotels, homes, and offices are being built on a 1,700-acre site.