A graduate of the well-respected Hocking College Culinary Arts Program, Abby began working at the Inn in 2014. She left for a short stint to join the team at Rhapsody, a full-service restaurant at Hocking College. Abby returned to the Inn in 2015 as our Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in early, 2017. She is responsible for designing the Inn’s dining and special event menus, procuring, scheduling and overall direction of our guest’s culinary experiences. “We are so pleased to promote Abby to the position of Executive Chef,” said Innkeeper Terry Lingo. “She has a supremely creative approach and brings natural artistic talent, combined with great technical skills, to the table. Thus, she handily earned this position.”
Abby lives in Lancaster with her husband Deven and dog Luna. Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day and thinks every meal should be accompanied by a good beer, preferably a local craft beer.
Casey comes to the Inn as a December, 2016 graduate of Hocking College. She has duel degrees in Culinary and Baking. Her passion is Italian cuisine and baking. She loves visiting breweries and hopes to brew her own someday. Casey was raised and still lives in Lancaster, with her boyfriend Joe and their kitten Fleur.
Desmond Reid Jr.
Desmond is currently finishing his Associate in Culinary Arts from Hocking College and graduates in 2018. His passion is Asian food and creating seafood dishes. Desmond’s dream is to become a personal chef. He comes to us from Columbus where his family still resides with his two dogs, a Bichon named Dog and Lucy, a Beagle. Desmond plays the drums for his church.