Chef Gary Fairchild flambéing dessert at the Hiland Golf Club in Glens Falls

Chef Gary Fairchild flambéing dessert at the Hiland Golf Club (currently the Hiland Park Country Club). Fairchild has worked in and around Glens Falls as a chef for over fifteen years. 2003. Glens Falls, NY. Donated by Gary Fairchild.

Chef Gary Fairchild has lived and worked in the Glens Falls area for nearly two decades. He moved here in 2001 from Long Island, where he worked as a ‘fixer’ of restaurants, coming in for between a few months and a few years. His resume starts in Kentucky, where he was raised in an extended family that operated a lot of restaurants. In Glens Falls, he’s worked at golf clubs, high-end event spaces, and even a smoothie bar. In his audio clip, he talks about the challenges of being a chef, and why he does what he does.

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