Meet Chef Gerard Thompson
Meet our Executive Chef Gerard Thompson.
Chef Thompson’s talents and culinary interpretations of rustic American and wild game cuisine have garnered national attention, and his philosophy is simple... “Make the meal memorable.”
Imaginative menus featuring the absolute best ingredients are created daily. Tomatoes grown specifically for Rough Creek, locally grown organic micro-greens and specialty products like fresh grits from a small Alabama mill all reflect Gerard’s detail-driven style. He’s received superlative reviews nationally by the Zagat Survey, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and Food & Wine, and recently was awarded a perfect score from the North American Restaurant Association. From his open kitchen, he challenges his guests (who he refers to as “adventurous and open-minded”) with innovative rustic American cuisine and the result is one of the best restaurants in the country.
“Our much-anticipated dinner was the unquestioned highlight of our stay”
“Thompson turns out some of the most consistently excellent cuisine I’ve tasted”
“The restaurant alone is worth a stay.”
On The Road
Chef Thompson is requested for guest appearances all over the country. Upcoming appearances include Côtes du Coeur, the Hico Steak cookoff and the Texas Food and Wine Festival.