The dining season for members and guests is now open at the Mathews Yacht Club and to ensure it is the best, Chef Jimmy News is at the helm.
Chef Jimmy, as he is fondly called, joined the staff in the fall of 2010. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he thinks of himself as a native of Richmond also. "My dad was military and when he was stationed at Fort Lee we lived in Richmond. That was in 1953 and that’s where we stayed." He still maintains a home in Richmond where his wife, Susan, and nine-year-old son, Jacob, are most of the time as Jacob is in school. Jimmy also has a home in Mathews, "and I love it. I’ve been coming to Mathews, visiting friends, for eight or nine years. I was looking for a semi-retired job. When this opening came, it was perfect for me."
Jimmy began his career at an early age, "I was a 16-year-old boy working in the food service business" in 1969. He was an apprentice chef at the Jefferson Hotel. "I worked under Ma...
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