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Timberlake Plantation announces appointment of new executive chef

Chapin, SC 03/15/2024 - Timberlake Country Club is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Gowan as its new Executive Chef. Chef Gowan joins Timberlake with over 25 years of culinary experience, including as Executive Chef at the renowned Bar Figaro Dining Group, The Governor’s Mansion and The Rusty Anchor. Chef Gowan is known for his innovative approach to classic dishes and his passion for using fresh local, seasonal ingredients. He is excited to bring his talents to Timberlake and create a memorable dining experience for members and guests alike. Coming to Timberlake Country Club is like coming home for Chef Gowan - he graduated from Chapin High School as well as from USC with degrees in both Business Administration and the Culinary Institute Program.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Gowan to the Timberlake family,” said Vice President, David Hamilton. “His culinary expertise and commitment to excellence will be a valuable asset to our club.” Chef Gowan will oversee all aspects of the club’s culinary operations, including Mulligans Pub, The CLUB (Main Dining Room), Banquet Events and Private Parties. He will also work closely with the club’s catering team to create custom menus for special occasions.


“I am honored to join the team at Timberlake Country Club,” said Chef Gowan. “I look forward to working with the talented staff to create a dining experience that is both memorable and enjoyable.” Chef Gowan’s appointment is part of Timberlake’s ongoing commitment to providing its members and guests with the highest level of service and amenities.


Timberlake Country Club is a semi-private, equity owned club located off Amick’s Ferry Road in Chapin. The dining room and pub are open to the public. Visitors are welcome to make reservations in the dining room by calling the club at 803-345-9909 ext 2. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5-8pm and Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm. Mulligan’s Pub in the lower level is open 7 days a week from 9 to 5pm, offering lunch service Tuesday through Sunday from12 noon-4



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