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Ashbourne Farms hires executive chef

Patrick Roney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Furthering its commitment to culinary excellence, world-class, luxury event facility and working farm Ashbourne Farms today announced the hiring of Patrick Roney as its new executive chef.

Roney brings a lifetime of industry experience and his passion for fresh, farm-to-table cuisine to Ashbourne Farms’ bold, Kentucky-inspired flavors. As executive chef, Roney will oversee specialized menus for weddings, corporate meetings and special dining events. Housing state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, Ashbourne Farms is well-equipped to support Roney as he crafts and executes dining experiences for a variety of guests and gatherings of all sizes —  guaranteeing the perfect, farm-fresh menu.

Prior to being named executive chef, Roney served as the chef de cuisine at Ashbourne Farms, where he helped open the doors of the kitchen at the Show Barn. Previously, Roney was a chef at local Louisville favorite, Harvest restaurant, earning him a four-star review from the Courier Journal. 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, N.Y.

“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 been repurposed and preserved to accommodate sporting, luxury weddings and corporate events, as well as support conservation efforts across its 2,250-acre property. Continuing the legacy of its founders, Ashbourne Farms honors its traditional roots and brings to life the dreams of its visitors. From the exquisite event barn to the finest cuisine in the Bluegrass, no expense has been spared to preserve the unbridled beauty of Kentucky, where history and true Southern hospitality live.