Meet The Team
Peter Fassbender - Director of Food and Beverage
Fassbender, a native of Chile, has been living in Western North Carolina for the past 13 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 7 years at Season’s at Highland Lake, the on-site restaurant of Highland Lake Inn & Resort.
Amie Huffman - Senior Restaurant Manager
Amie Huffman is a small town Virginia native who has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years. Amie is new to Western North Carolina, after a recent relocation from the coast of North Carolina. Amie is a Marine Corps veteran, where she was a Communications Officer and has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Virginia. In her leisure time, Amie likes to fly fish and kayak and spend time with her family. Amie is overjoyed to have joined the team at Season’s!
Daniel Rivera - Executive Sous Chef
Daniel Rivera, a native of Puerto Rico, has been living in Florida for the past 27 years and has over 19 years’ experience in the culinary industry. A culinary graduate from Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida, Daniel has spent his career working in diverse restaurants and Hotels such as Stonewood Tavern & Grill in Orlando, Florida where he worked as Chef de Cuisine alongside Executive Chef Entrepreneur Mike Drury. He has also worked for the past 11 years in different roles from Chef de Cuisine, Banquet Chef, and Executive Sous Chef with Loews Hotels in Florida. Some of the Hotels to include Hard Rock Hotel where he worked with Executive Chef Douglas Chin, Loews Miami Beach where he worked alongside of Executive Chef Frederic Delaire, Loews Royal Pacific where he worked with Executive Chef Nando Belmonte, and his last role at The Loews Don Cesar where he worked alongside Neeraj Mahani. Daniel has recently moved to the great State of North Carolina where he has joined our team as Executive Sous Chef at Season’s at Highland Lake.
Robin Bennett - Banquet Restaurant 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.
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!
Kayla Jarvis - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Kayla Jarvis, a native of North Carolina, grew up on the Outer Banks where she quickly learned of her love for food and the hospitality industry. She then moved to Charlotte, NC where she studied at Johnson and Wales and received her Culinary Arts and Food Service Management Bachelor’s degree. She has spent her entire working life in the food and beverage industry and is dedicated to a continued career in this field. Family brought her to Hendersonville, where she came to Season’s as a restaurant shift leader. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys cooking, spending time with her son and learning all about Hendersonville and what it has to offer.
Megan Shreve - Pastry Chef
Megan grew up in the small town of Wattsburg in Northern Pennsylvania. At a young age, baking for family and friends, she found her love of food and all things sweet. She is a graduate of IUP Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. During her time at IUP, she studied both Culinary and Baking and Pastry. Upon completing school she moved to Asheville, North Carolina to explore the local cuisine. Before joining Season’s she spent four years at The Inn on Biltmore Estate. When she’s not working, Megan loves to go hiking, enjoy the local food and spend time with her friends.