Ocean Lodge St Simons Island, GA
Executive Chef David Butler

The Art of Dining

Delectable cuisine custom prepared by our Executive Chef, David Butler, is a culinary experience that will truly enhance your Ocean Lodge experience. His savory Southern style cuisine served in a spectacular presentation reflects his many years of culinary experience. Trained at Johnson and Wales University, Chef Dave is well qualified to create the perfect dish to satisfy our guests’ taste desires. His specialties range from fresh seafood innovations to gourmet picnics, or intimate dinners on the verandah. Chef Dave will accommodate any special menu or dietary selection.

Ocean Lodge guests are never offered a static menu; in fact, Chef Dave goes the extra mile by garnering your special culinary requests prior to beginning any meal preparation. He does all his own shopping and lets the food drive the menu.

Enjoy sipping your first cup of steaming hot coffee or tea as the morning’s fresh ocean air fills your room. Afterwards, join us for a made-to-order breakfast prepared by Chef Dave. Breakfast is served in a refreshing natural light setting overlooking the front grounds. A rich selection of warm baked bread, the freshest fruit, and mouth-watering omelets are just a few of the tempting tastes available. Relax…your true daydream has just begun.

The catering of extravagant festive events, such as wedding receptions, always receives the dazzling touch of Chef Dave’s impeccable culinary abilities. Your guests will savor the delicious cuisine as they rave about the presentation… true Southern Hospitality served in Old World style that is uniquely yours!

Chef Dave Bio:

Homegrown Georgia Chef David Butler joined the Ocean Lodge team in 2008 and has since been creating culinary masterpieces. His blend of Southern style cuisine and years of restaurant experience is sure to make your stay more memorable.

Chef Dave has no plans to create a static menu. He does all of his own shopping and lets the food drive the menu. In fact, he goes the extra mile and allows guests to make specific culinary requests. With training from Johnson and Wales University, Butler is sure to cook up anything your heart desires.

Some of his specialities range from freshly and innovatively prepared seafood, gourmet picnic baskets for the beach, sunset dinners on the verandah as well as catering.





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