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January 11, 2008

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club Announces

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Ambergris Cay, Turks & Caicos, BWI – Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay is pleased to announce its new Executive Chef, Ulrich A. Sterling. A native of Beaufort, SC, “Rich” comes to TCSC with a vast history of creative and innovative experience from the top restaurants in the US. Most recently working as a private chef/consultant with SmartCatering in NYC, Rich took his first kitchen job as a dishwasher and fry cook to earn money for a new car, a simple beginning only launching a long and successful career. In 2001, Sterling moved to New York and worked at several of the city’s most exciting restaurants, including Pipa, known for its award-winning tapas and the cafes at the Museum of Modern Art. At MOMA, Rich worked closely under the direction Danny Meyer, the world famous restauranteur/hospitalitarian who paved the way in customer service and quality cuisine for New York’s top restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe. In March 2005, Sterling was named Sous Chef at Sushi Samba Park, and just a few short months later, was promoted to Executive Chef at Sushi Samba’s Seventh Avenue outpost, the highest grossing location of this Nationwide Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian fusion restaurant. Shortly after his promotion, in March 2006, Rich was invited to join the prestigious James Beard House Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of culinary excellence. The James Beard Foundation was first initiated in 1986 by Peter Kump, a former student of James Beard and founder of the Institute of Culinary Education. The Foundation hosts frequent dinners in the headquarters, Peter Beard’s original townhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village, purchased by Mr. Kump, at the suggestion of Julia Child. Participating chefs have included notables such as Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, and our very own Rich Sterling. “Rich joins DPS Sporting Club Development with a wealth of knowledge, incredible depth of innovative experience, a great attitude and energy. He is a vital addition to our team and members are in for a very special personalized treat of memorable meals.” says Peter Pollak, Managing Partner, DPS Sporting Club Development “With his experience of haute-cuisine, fusion cooking and emphasis on hospitality there was no competition when looking to fill this position, Rich blew everyone out of the water with his 8 course ‘interview’ meal.”

In his new post as Executive Chef at Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, Rich’s responsibility will include creating unique menus combining local specialties with the highest quality of ingredients from around the globe. One of his favorite sayings is “eggs and truffles, like peanut butter and jelly.” He will be based and live on Ambergris Cay.

Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay is an 1,100 acre private island residential community offering distinguished home sites ranging from $600,000 to $6 million USD and world-class amenities such as the longest private airstrip in the Caribbean, world-class fishing, big boat marina, environmental learning center, spa, and fine-dining. Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay is a residential sporting community created by DPS Sporting Club Development Company, LLC. DPS develops private, environmentally sensitive, single-family residential sporting communities on historic and unique properties, with a commitment to preserving the distinct character of each location. These clubs are managed by DPS Management Company, the exclusive service provider for the renowned Greenbrier Resort & Club Management Company, combing world class services, amenities and outdoor pursuits for all ages and skill levels. The award-winning DPS Sporting Club Collection includes The Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs, WV; Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, British West Indies; Snake River Sporting Club, Jackson Hole, WY; The Ford Plantation, Savannah, GA, and Deep Water Cay Club, The Bahamas. Live The Sporting Life!

Visit Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at www.tcsportingclub.com and DPS at www.dpsdevelopment.com

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