The Trophy Room Welcomes Executive Chef Black
The Trophy Room at ASU Karsten is pleased to welcome Armour Black as our new Executive Chef. Chef Black thrives on creating innovative and sumptuous cuisine whether it’s for an extravagant plated dinner or an informal barbecue for family and friends.
Chef Black likes to challenge his skills and creativity by taking a la carte dining ideas and making them work on a grand scale for ASU Karsten guests including ASU staff, coaches, and golfers. Chef Black’s menus are woven with regional Southwest flavors including New Mexican and Santa Fe influences. From grilled beef or chicken to pasta specialties and fresh seafood, it’s the dash of imagination coupled with tradition and authenticity that lifts his cuisine of simple, ordinary ingredients into a spectacular dining experience on all levels.
Prior to joining the Trophy Room at ASU Karsten Golf Club, Chef Black was Executive Chef for the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. He worked closely with the resort’s fine dining restaurant, 3 meal dining room, lounges, pool outlets and a Banquet kitchen that served up to 2,500 meals a day. Prior to that, he served as Executive Chef at the Carefree Resort and Villas in Carefree, AZ.
A native of Arizona, Chef Black embarked on his culinary career in the Scottsdale desert, where he began as line cook at the Scottsdale Conference Center and worked his way up to Sous Chef.
Chef Black received his training from the Scottsdale Community College Culinary program. In his free time, he is very dedicated to and involved with the Foundation for Blind Children. He is single and lives in Phoenix with his two children.