Friday, November 14, 2008

The Territory Appoints Well-Regarded, New Executive Chef

Keith Zinke to Guide Esteemed Property’s Food & Beverage Operations; Hails from The Coach House – Oklahoma City’s finest upscale restaurant

(Southwest Oklahoma) – The Territory, an award-winning golf and residential community, today introduces Keith Zinke as the club’s Executive Chef. Zinke will head the food and beverage operations at The Territory’s Prairie House.

Zinke studied under Chef Kurt Fleischfresser of The Coach House – Oklahoma City’s finest upscale restaurant, receiving AAA Four Diamond Recognition since 2002.

“I join the professional and dedicated staff at The Territory with great pride and an eye toward providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our members and guests,” says Zinke. “Preparing incredible dishes has always been a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing that passion here at the Prairie House.”

The proprietor of a successful catering business in Oklahoma City, Zinke brings an unmatched enthusiasm and wealth of ideas to The Territory. According to Zinke, many of his dishes can be described as “comfort food with a fine-dining flare.”

Rick and Barbara Braught developed The Territory to introduce a casual yet elegant golf residential community to the region and Zinke’s hiring is an intricate piece to the overall puzzle.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Chef Keith into the fold here at The Territory,” says Rick Braught. “Not only is he a talented and gifted chef, but he’s also a devoted husband and father. We strive for a family friendly atmosphere and Keith epitomizes that belief.”

The Territory – recently recognized by Golfweek as a Top 50 Residential Golf Course in America for the second consecutive year – has been garnering national accolades since first opening its doors in 2004, including “Best New” by Golfweek and “Top 10 in Oklahoma” by Golf Digest.

A modified target-style design that unfolds over rolling hills and through fields of native vegetation, The Territory stretches to 7,100 yards from the tips and features five sets of tees, making it playable by all skill levels.

While The Territory is a private club, the Braughts recently opened the fairways to golfers looking to experience the course and luxurious amenities through a pair of stay-and-play homes with two spacious bedrooms, living room, full kitchen and bath. Rates include one round of golf per night’s stay, with additional rounds costing the current guest fee. The stay-and-play rates are:
Single: $275 per night
Double: $225 per night
Triple: $195 per night
Foursome: $175 per night

For more information on The Territory, call 580-475-0075 or visit


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