Lagrange luxury event facility and working farm Ashbourne Farms has announced new Executive Chef Patrick Roney, who is moving into the position from his prior role as Chef de Cuisine at the farm. Once earning four stars from the Courier Journal as the Executive Chef at Harvest in Nulu, he is no stranger to farm fresh food and brings a lifetime of experience. As a chef at the Oakroom at the Seelbach Hotel, he received the AAA 5 Diamond award for four consecutive years, from 2012 and 2015. Roney was trained at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York.As Executive Chef, Roney will oversee specialized menus for weddings, corporate meetings and special dining events.

“At Ashbourne Farms, we have a passion for providing our guests with exceptional hospitality experiences and authentic, farm-fresh flavors,” said Austin Musselman, Owner and Manager of Ashbourne Farms. “Patrick matches our dedication to the culinary arts, and as a seasoned, award-winning chef, Patrick will be a valuable leader in the Ashbourne Farms’ family.”

Ashbourne Farms remains a working farm, though it has found new purpose and been preserved to accommodate sporting, luxury weddings and corporate events, as well as supporting conservation efforts across its 2,250-acre property.


Photo: Patrick Roney courtesy of photographer Andrew Hyslop