Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage
Executive Chef James Golombowski joined the Western Racquet Club in 2004 as Sous Chef and was offered the coveted Executive Chef position in 2007 that he occupies today. Along with his talented kitchen staff, Chef James prepares lunch and dinner for club members and their guests. Chef James has received multiple NRA Professional Development Certifications including Nutrition, Menu Planning and Design, Catering and Special Events Planning, ServSafe Food Protection Management and Successful Hospitality Supervision.
Chef James' first culinary experience was as a line cook at the Elm Grove Inn. He received a culinary arts degree from the Milwaukee Area Technical College receiving both the Gold Medal Student Hot and Cold Plate Competitions. Chef James also studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California in 2012. He earned his American Culinary Federation Accreditation and is an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian. Chef James apprenticed at the four-star restaurant Harold's located in the Four Points by Sheraton and later worked at Crawdaddy's as a Lead Line Cook.