Our Chefs

Our Chefs

Our New Executive Chef Philippe Frespech

Chef Philippe began his extensive education in France, his country of birth, and spent years throughout the regions of France, the UK and Switzerland before he came to the US. He worked in cities like Geneva, Paris and London before his love for his wife brought him to the South of the United States.

We are looking forward to offering our guests at the Lodge on Lake Lure the opportunity to experience his culinary expertise and distinguished cooking skills by enjoying Chef Philippe’s variations of fresh local produce prepared with French Finesse!

We feel privileged that an artist in his field has joined our team and will contribute to our vision of the Lodge on Lake Lure here in Western North Carolina!


Arlene Jackson, Breakfast Cook and Head of Housekeeping

Arlene began working in housekeeping at the Lodge over a decade ago. Many of our regular guests will recognize her as the breakfast cook. But to us, she is so much more.

She is one of the bakers for sweet treats and the head of our Housekeeping department.

Most mornings she can be found in the kitchen making wonderful homemade biscuits, coffee, scones, and a range of dishes from Eggs Benedict to Sausage gravy before she begins tidying the Lodge.

Her ready smile is a fixture here at the Lodge.