The Ocean Pines Association has announced the appointment of Timothy Ulrich as its new executive chef. He will oversee kitchen operations of the new Yacht Club, including its banquet and catering facilities.
Ulrich has more than ten years of professional cooking and culinary management experience in high volume, multi-unit operations offering special event catering, a la carte fine dining and casual dining services. He has a sterling reputation as a leader with a focus on training and developing energetic and professional teams focused on detail and execution, client satisfaction, cost control and safety and sanitation.
Ulrich graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from Baltimore International College with an A.A.S. in Professional Cooking and Baking in 2001 and a B.A.S. in Culinary Management in 2003. Most recently, he oversaw daily food and beverage operations at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia, where he was responsible for a 175-seat, full-service restaurant focused on regionally inspired modern cuisine and on-trend seasonal menus. He also oversaw two satellite kitchens at the club’s swim and fitness centers and on-site catering for weddings and special events up to 800 people.
His other experience also includes over eight years as executive sous chef with Aramark, specializing in the sports and entertainment and campus dining divisions. He has also run operations at John Hopkins University, Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., as well as assisting with large events at the Detroit Convention Center, Fenway Park in Boston and several other regional functions.
Ulrich is excited about serving as executive chef at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, where he feels his expertise in fostering an energetic, detail-oriented and team-focused kitchen environment will provide the Ocean Pines community with a dining experience it is proud to claim ownership of. The Ocean Pines Yacht Club is set to open Memorial Day weekend, providing a la carte dining and banquet services. No membership is required.