When Global Spectrum began their search for an executive chef for the Owensboro Convention Center, they didn’t have to look any farther than right here in Daviess County. Jeremy Mattingly, an Owensboro native, had recently moved back home after spending several years in Louisville, where he received his formal culinary education. While in Louisville, Mattingly served as executive chef at Lake Forest Country Club. Upon moving back to Owensboro with his wife, Mary, and their son, he started his own business, Culinary Concepts of Owensboro. After a year of working for himself, Mattingly was tabbed as the first executive chef to oversee the Owensboro Convention Center kitchen.
As executive chef, Mattingly will be responsible for virtually every aspect of the daily operations of the food and beverage side of the Convention Center. The executive chef role can be a demanding one that includes a dizzying array of duties. Everything from ordering ingredients to devising menus can fall on his shoulders. Still, Mattingly is up to the challenge, and is looking forward to the unique opportunities that come with the role of catering to the clients at a convention center. Since the Convention Center will host events ranging from wedding receptions to RV shows to charity balls, Mattingly says that they will personally work with clients to develop unique menu offerings for each occasion.
Mattingly is excited to be a member of the convention center management team, and to be able to continue to share his culinary talents with the community. Mattingly is also planning to utilize local, Kentucky Proud products and to be involved with community related activities.