The Lodge, Sea Island

A Jacksonville native, Chef Daniel Zeal attended Wolfson High School and Florida State College of Jacksonville before making the journey to New York to train at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

In 2002 his training landed him at the Amelia Island Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he trained in the Five Diamond Restaurant “The Grill Room” for 3 ½ years. In 2006 Zeal departed for Sea Island Georgia to open the highly acclaimed Georgian Room to work on defining “refined southern cuisine and the pursuit of his first of nine Forbes Five Star Awards. Daniel has worked to create many partnerships with local Farms, Artisans, and Charities. Chef Zeal has just begun a new Chapter with Sea Island, as Executive Chef of The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, and Relais & Chateaux designated “Lodge and Retreat at Sea Island Golf Club.” Chef Zeal will bring his refined southern flavors to their Signature Steak House “Colt & Alison,” Southern Bistro “The Oak Room,” Davis Love Grill, in addition to Three Championship Golf Courses, and a host of other amenities at The Lodge.