Meet the Talented Staff of
The Inn at TaugHannock
“My name is Damita Chamberlain, and I’m thrilled to be managing catering and events at The Inn at Taughannock.
After graduating from the Center For Media Arts in NYC for Radio/TV Broadcast Announcing, I discovered my real calling in hospitality. I earned my skills working at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel as Head Concierge, Hotel Ithaca (formerly Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown) as Hotel Sales Manager and more recently at Tioga Downs Casino as Catering Sales Manager.
We are in the process of expanding our event capabilities at the Inn at Taughannock, but in the meantime, we can offer a beautiful 90 seat dining room with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake. Looking for something more intimate, dine like royalty at the Jones room. The refreshed decor is as delectable as our cuisine. Transcend time as our history becomes part of yours.
“I look forward towards helping your special occasion exceed your expectations."
Deborah has just relocated from Los Angeles with her husband Dan to join the staff at the Inn at Taughannock. Originally from York, England, Deborah brings a refreshing refinement to all her duties and a cheerful welcome to all those who walk through our front door.
"I've enjoyed this position immensely and look forward to making every guest feel welcome and their stay memorable. Please feel free to contact me with any special request, I'd be delighted to assist you in any way I can."
MANAGER - HOTEL SERVICES
Dan has just relocated from Los Angeles with his wife Deborah to join the staff at the Inn at Taughannock. With a background in architectural design and more recently as a working actor in Hollywood, Dan has the perfect unique background to oversee the evolution of this property into a romantic destination location.
"I'm beyond excited to be a part of the metamorphasis of this estate and look forward to the magic that enters everyone's life as they celebrate their milestone events at the Inn at Taughannock."
Thomas F. Leonard III
Thomas Leonard is an award-winning Certified Executive Chef with over 30 years of experience. As Executive Chef, Thomas will oversee all culinary operations at the Inn. His core responsibilities include developing locally-inspired recipes, menu development and hands-on production. Additionally, Thomas manages food safety and sanitation, vendor relations, inventory controls and training. He has previously held executive chef positions at American Cruise Lines, Corning, Inc., Cornell University and The Elmira City Club. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., Thomas holds an associate degree in culinary arts and business management. Thomas is married with two children and resides in Montour Falls, New York.