Meet The Team
Steve Boeger - Executive Chef
Steve Boeger, a son to German immigrants and first generation American, grew up in Western North Carolina. Food was an intricate part of his childhood, with his grandpa having sausages, hot dogs, laundjaeger, and other proteins shipped over from a German butcher. Food brought his family together and excited him. Beginning his professional culinary career at The American Bistro and Bakery in Asheville, he later moved to Philadelphia to work as the Executive Sous Chef at a premier catering company, and then became a Personal Chef for over four years. When he and his fiancée decided it was time to come home to Western North Carolina, he became the Executive Chef at The Venue in Asheville. He now joins the Season’s at Highland Lake family and is thrilled to work with local farmers who share his philosophies. Like the esteemed French chef Auguste Escoffier, he believes that “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.”
Lauren Cable- Assistant Restaurant Manager
Lauren was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. With a personality made for the hospitality business, Lauren started her career at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, where she spent 13 years working her way up the ladder of supervision. After marrying and having her two sons, life took the family to Hendersonville and Lauren came to Season’s at Highland Lake as a server. Now, in her role as Dining Room Manager, Lauren is a favorite with both guests and staff. In her spare time, she is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs!
Robin Bennett - Restaurant Banquet Manager
Robin Bennett is a native of Western North Carolina and a Hendersonville resident for the past 33 years. Robin has been in the foodservice industry for over 25 years; her first experience was on Hilton Head Island, SC. In 1982 Robin returned to Hendersonville as co-owner of Expressions Restaurant. Expressions remained in business for 25 years and sold in 2007. She was also co-owner of Purple Sage Cookware and Wine Shop from 1993 until 2014. Robin has been with Season’s for one year and is currently our Restaurant Banquet Manager.
Peter Fassbender - Director of Food and Beverage
Fassbender, a native of Chile, has been living in Western North Carolina for the past 10 years and has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. A culinary graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and also a B.A. in Business Administration graduate from Instituto de Los Andes in Lima, Peru, Fassbender has spent his career working in diverse restaurants such as Bohemia in Lima, Peru where he worked with the renowned Chef and entrepreneur Gaston Acurio. He has also worked as Executive Chef at Ibis in Santiago, Chile, Genzianella in Formazza, Italy, Henderson Village in Georgia and more recently as the Executive Chef for 8 years at Season’s at Highland Lake, the on-site restaurant of Highland Lake Inn & Resort.