Dining Professional Team

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    Chef Brian Lord

    Chef Brian Lord joined Collier's Reserve Country Club, as Executive Chef, in November of 2011. Since 2016, he has held the position of Executive Chef & Director of Food & Beverage at CRCC. Previously, he held the position of Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Operations at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, GA and The Summit Club in Birmingham, AL. Brian has also held positions at numerous Platinum Clubs on the East Coast. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts. In 2017, Chef Brian was honored as Chef of the Year by the ACF Southwest Florida Chapter. Brian has had the honor of hosting all styles of events ranging from charity fundraisers to cooking for President George W. Bush. As an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef with a Level 1 Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Brian continually focuses on not only furthering his own education in both food and wine, but is also deeply committed to the training and advancement of the young culinarians on his team.

    Brian's talents are complemented by Sous Chef Jaime Pecora, Certified Sous Chef and Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1 Certification and a wonderful, talented team of culinarians.

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    Zeynel Aydin

    Food and Beverage Manager, Zeynel Aydin has been with Collier's Reserve Country Club since 2008. Zeynel comes with over 18 years of restaurant and hospitality experience, as well as a bachelor's degree in Tourism & Guidance. He previously served as a Food & Beverage Supervisor at a top-tier hotel in New Orleans and was an Operation Assistant & Tour Leader in his home country. He lives in Naples with his wife, daughter, and son.

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    Estefania Perino

    Catering and Member Events Manager, Estefania Perino, graduated from the University of Salvador at Buenos Aires Argentina with a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management and a master's degree in Event Planning. She has been in the event planning industry since 2010 where she has planned and executed many types of events ranging from 1,200 people galas to corporate dinners and weddings. Estefania's passion is people which shows when she works with members to create truly memorable experiences.