Department of Parks
Tom Brown Named Food Service Director For Parks
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow announced today that Tom Brown, who has more than 30 years of experience in the food and restaurant business, is the new food service director for the Department of Parks.
Brown was a chef at Greenbo Lake and Barren River Lake state resort parks in the 1990s. From 1993 to this year he worked for Gordon Food Service of Shepherdsville as a sales representative and sales manager.
Brown also worked as a chef at Virginia Tech University and the Executive Inn Rivermont in Owensboro. He received his certification as a certified executive chef from the American Culinary Federation in 1990.
Brown will oversee 17 resort park restaurants and three Frankfort cafeterias operated by the Department of Parks.
The Kentucky State Parks include resorts, golf courses, camping, historic sites, hiking, boating, fishing and other recreational activities. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov