Pearl River Resort Names Room Chef at Phillip M's

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Pearl River Resort proudly announces the appointment of Louis S. Chatham, Jr. as the new Room Chef at Phillip M’s.

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Pearl River Resort proudly announces the appointment of Louis S. Chatham, Jr. as the new Room Chef at Phillip M’s. With more than 30 years of culinary experience, Louis has worked in several restaurants in various states including Orlando, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Seattle, Washington. The Yazoo City native previously worked at Phillip M’s as Executive Sous Chef and Room Chef from 2004 to 2008. He most recently served as Executive Chef at Wind Creek Casino/PCI Gaming in Atmore, Alabama. In 1988, Louis and his brothers opened a family restaurant named Chatham’s Place in Orlando. Louis was also a part of opening the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston. “Even when I left, I always had Mississippi in my heart,” Louis stated.

“We are excited to have Chef Louis join our talented culinary team,” said Dawn Kempthorne, Vice President of Resort Operations for Pearl River Resort. “Having previously been a member of the Pearl River Resort family, we look forward to him bringing his talents and leadership skills back to our fine dining restaurant.”

Louis studied Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi and received an AOS degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He has also won a number of culinary accolades and has worked with renowned chef Paul Prudhomme. In his new role at Pearl River Resort, Louis will be responsible for overseeing the kitchen staff at Phillip M’s. The Wine Spectator Award recipient, Phillip M’s features delicious Prime beef and the finest seafood. The restaurant re-opened in January 2012 and has quickly solidified itself as the best fine dining restaurant in the South.

For more information on Pearl River Resort, call 1.866.447.3275 or visit

About Pearl River Resort
Pearl River Resort is the Southern United States' first comprehensive luxury gaming resort. Pearl River Resort’s portfolio of assets includes Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park located in Choctaw, Mississippi and Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, MS.

The Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos feature two exciting hotel/casinos with approximately 2,400 slot machines, 59 table games, 1,074 hotel rooms, Philip M’s award-winning steakhouse, a sports bar and grill and a variety of other dining options, a full service spa, retail offerings and live entertainment. Also featured is Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Park. Bok Homa Casino is the latest addition to Pearl River Resort featuring over 750 slot machines and a quick-serve eatery.


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