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Staff Directory


Bill Warnes
Executive Chef
(845) 657-8333 x18

Bill Warnes was always interested in eating different types of cuisine, so naturally, cooking was the next step. He attended Boces in high school and then Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. After returning home to Long Island and working in local restaurants, Bill moved to the Hudson Valley, started a family, and continued to work in local restaurants. After deciding it was time to open his own place, he spent over 10 years feeding people in Phoenicia, NY, and Kingston, NY. Bill decided he needed to spend more time with his two amazing sons, and once again was cheffing in local places. Upon discovering the Ashokan Center and the amazing people it attracted, as well as the beautiful scenery, Bill felt he found his home. You will find him there in the kitchen, cooking for and talking to all the wonderful people who also enjoy the Ashokan Center.
Emily Martin
Food Service Supervisor

Growing up locally in Olivebridge, Emily graduated from Rondout Valley High School Class of 2004. She attended Ulster County Community College and soon after found her passion in the Food Service Industry. Being a Front Of House Server for many years in different restaurants across Ulster County and later in Albany, she eventually found her way back to her hometown of Olivebridge in 2022 and made herself a home at The Ashokan Center amongst new friends and family. She looks forward to the many years to come of nature, education, music, and dance here at the Ashokan Center.
Larry Federeau
(845) 657-8333 x19

Steven Hunt

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