Monday, December 17, 2012
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, when most resort chefs were busy preparing turkey and the trimmings for many diners, Chef Josh Moynihan, a Holiday Inn Club Vacations chef, was focused on only one family. Chef Moynihan served as the private chef for the Ripple family, who were celebrating their Thanksgiving holiday at the Kissimmee – Orlando timeshare resort, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Orange Lake Resort.
The Holiday Inn Club Vacations timeshare owners, Daniel and Susan Ripple of Midland, Michigan, along with their family and guests, enjoyed the private chef services of Chef Moynihan, who spent Thanksgiving morning in the Ripples’ villa preparing two 12-pound turkeys, along with recipes that are special holiday traditions in the Moynihan family.
Chef Moynihan explained, “I really wanted to make this a special experience for them. Even though they weren’t at home, I wanted them to experience the feel of the holiday and to be able to enjoy the smell of the turkey, gravy, and all the other great food cooking in the oven. It was also important that they could enjoy each other’s company and not have to worry so much about the work.”
The Ripples, who spend every other Thanksgiving at Orange Lake Resort, explain, “We love it here. We come three or four times a year.”
Long-time owners, the Ripples especially enjoy the Signature Collection properties at Orange Lake Resort. With generous floor plans, the Signature Collection, offers one- to four-bedroom timeshare villas, with a residential feel and plenty of luxury amenities. With coffered ceilings, deluxe furnishing, designer colors and linens, granite countertops, surround-sound home theater systems, and even special touches such as espresso machines, the Signature Collection properties would be a special treat for any vacationer. But add in the personal service and TLC provided by the Holiday Inn Club Vacations staff, and it is easy to see why so many timeshare owners love vacation ownership.