February 27, 2017
Pine Canyon Names New Executive Chef
Flagstaff, Ariz. (February 27, 2017) – Pine Canyon, a private master-planned golf course and residential community in Flagstaff, Ariz., has named David Lapinski as its new executive chef. Lapinski will begin his new role with the club on March 3.
Lapinski is well-traveled in the culinary world, carving a path to Pine Canyon that wound through Florida, Maine, Virginia, Louisiana, New York, California and Massachusetts before bringing him to Arizona. Once here, Lapinski opened Scottsdale’s Capital Grille and served as executive chef at The Estancia Club, a private golf club near Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale.
“David is committed to using local and sustainable food sources, as well as artisan crafted products, which we know our membership will appreciate,” Marty Hoeffken, Pine Canyon General Manager, said. “He is a true culinary talent who is dedicated to premium quality and inspired creativity. We look forward to experiencing his award-winning cuisine.”
A graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Lapinski is certified by the American Culinary Federation and earned a spot in Walt Disney World’s Apprenticeship Program. During his tenure as executive chef at Sidewalkers in Manhattan, Gourmet magazine awarded the restaurant positive reviews.
His culinary background includes classical French cuisine, southern fare and coastal standards with a creative twist. Lapinski has been lauded for his creativity and culinary prowess, recognized by both peers and patrons for the success he’s experienced with start-ups and menu design.
About Pine Canyon
Located adjacent to the Coconino National Forest, Pine Canyon is a more than 620-acre private, luxury golf course community in the high country of Flagstaff, Ariz. In addition to its 18-hole championship golf course, Pine Canyon boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks, an award-winning 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, a second expansive recreation-focused amenity building, and a number of other family-oriented offerings. Real estate options at Pine Canyon include detached mountain cabins, paired homes, townhome trios and custom estate homes and homesites.
Pine Canyon is a development of Symmetry Companies, a residential and lifestyle company focused on creating member balance, and is also a member of the The True Life Companies. The True Life Companies is a strategic real estate investment and management firm composed of top-tier professionals with more than 200 years of combined industry experience in all facets of real estate acquisitions, development, management and homebuilding.