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Italian Family Night- August 29th, 2012

Wednesday nights always mean Family Night at the University Club, but this time our chef added an Italian twist. As guests arrived, wonderful flowers adorned with artichokes, from Floral Dimensions, greeted them. Classic Italian dishes such as Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna… read more

Brian Mullins Photography Photo Shoot- July 29th, 2012

Long overdue, the University Club reached out to Brian Mullins Photography for an in depth shoot of our food, staff, venue and anything else Brian deemed photo worthy. To help accentuate the beauty of the Club we included a few… read more

Mexican Family Night- July 25th, 2012

As a native of Puebla in central Mexico, Chef Nestor was more than prepared for our Mexican Family Night. While the kids filled up on homemade tortilla chips and quesadillas, the adults enjoyed traditional Mexican dishes such as Chicken Mole… read more

Jimmy Valvano Kids Klassic- July 13th-14th, 2012

On July 13-14th, the University Club participated in the 27th renewal of the Jim Valvano Kids Klassic golf fundraiser at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club for our second straight year. The event raised approximately $190,000 for Duke Children’s… read more

Chilean Wine Dinner- May 31st, 2012

On the 30th birthday of our Special Events Director, Shawn Olender, we hosted our first ever Chilean Wine Dinner. Chef Nestor prepared a wonderful 4-course meal paired with wines from Chile’s top vineyards. Guests were greeted with butler passed Shrimp… read more

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    Sam Lingle

    Catering Manager




    • Started working in restaurants in 1989
    • I love Mexican food
    • I'm a people person
    • My daughter Jasmine has a driver’s license!!
    • HUGE Duke Blue Devils Fan
    • My favorite actor is Vin Diesel
    • I grew up in California
    • I love action movies but not scary movies
    • I hate brussels sprouts