Developer Ira Fenton and former New York Giant Tucker Frederickson who were part of the team that developed The Bear’s Club and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa, Jupiter (now Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter), came up with the idea three years ago. Through their connections in South Florida, including landlord and partner, Bjarne Borg, they found other like-minded individuals who were interested in bringing something fresh and new to northern Palm Beach County.
Joining Fenton, Frederickson, and Borg as founding partners of 1000 NORTH are Ernie Els, Michael Jordan, Bill Terlato, Morton Bouchard, Vincent Cerone, Russell and Lauren Fuchs, Raj Mantena, Stephen Mendell, Marvin Shanken, Rick Stoddard, Richard Rifkin, and Charles and Kathryn Theofilos. Since the original group came together, many professional athletes and celebrities have joined the partnership team.
“We wanted to give guests something they can’t find in our area – an experience many people travel to Miami or New York to get. We’re bringing that to Jupiter, and topping it off with a beautiful waterfront view of the Jupiter Lighthouse. Those coming to 1000 NORTH can even arrive by boat if they prefer. Our 350-foot dock will be open to guests,” Fenton said.
RUSSELL & LAUREN FUCHS
CHARLES & KATHRYN THEOFILOS
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CHARLES & KATHRYN THEOFILOS
Ira is a partner with Jack Nicklaus in GBR Properties, which is the majority partner of The Bear’s Club Development Company (BCDC). He was also president of Golden Bear Financial Services and a board member of Nicklaus’ Golden Bear International. BCDC developed The Bear’s Club and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa (now Trump National Golf Club and Spa), and Fenton co-managed the development activities of both. He and Nicklaus have been partners and co-developers on several golf and residential communities. Fenton was a partner with Michael Pascucci of Melville, New York, in the development of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia. Fenton identified and assisted Pascucci in the land acquisition for Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York, and served as a consultant in its development.
Prior to joining Golden Bear International, Fenton was executive vice president of Fogelman Properties, a Memphis, Tenn.-based apartment developer and manager of more than 15,000 units. He was responsible for structuring, negotiating, and raising more than $1 billion of debt and equity financing, and supervised all acquisitions.
In 2017, Fenton created, developed, and managed 1000 NORTH in Jupiter, Florida, with partners Michael Jordan, Ernie Els, Raj Mantena, Bill Terlato, Tucker Frederickson, and others.
Aaron Wesley brings more than 15 years of fine dining experience to 1000 NORTH. Wesley’s passion for the hospitality industry started at the age of 15, and he has held almost every position in the dining room – from server, expeditor, and bartender to dining room manager, beverage manager, assistant general manager, general manager, and regional director. In 2017, he was awarded Ocean Prime Dining Room Manager of the Year from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Wesley takes pride in promoting growth, communication, teamwork, creativity, and fun. His advice for those interested in pursuing a career in restaurants is to be selfless, passionate, consistent, and nice – and to smile as much as possible.
Chef Jason’s exemplary work and creative ideas have paid off. After nine months as Sous Chef at 1000 NORTH, management recognized his talents and promoted him to Chef de Cuisine. Jason’s soft-hearted managerial approach and the control he had in the kitchen, proved he could run it and led him to the role of Executive Chef. Hardly new to the culinary world, he brings nearly three decades of experience and a broad range of styles to the table. Jason graduated from the Florida Culinary Institute, then mastered his techniques at luxury hotels in Australia, London, and Palm Beach. International experiences have fueled his passion for introducing guests to unique flavors from faraway places. Having held a variety of culinary positions, Jason understands that motivating his team, as well as elevating staff morale, will inspire quality service and a better experience for guests. When he is not at 1000 NORTH, you can find Jason in his garden cultivating tropical fruits, herbs, and orchids.
Chef Mary Maugeri has always been captivated by food. Cooking is at the heart of her earliest memories. She recalls making chocolate chip cookies on Sundays with her grandmother. These experiences inspired the Florida native to become a pastry chef.
Maugeri attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where she earned a degree in Baking and Pastry, and Restaurant Management. She refined her skills at iconic resorts, including The Breakers Palm Beach, The Greenbrier Hotel and Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and The Sebastian in Vail, Colorado.
Chef Maugeri takes a simple but elegant approach, mixing a variety of elements in her creations. Her commitment to excellence and quest for innovation guide the pastry team at 1000 NORTH.
In 2016, Claudia worked alongside Ira Fenton and Tucker Frederickson during the conception of what is now known as 1000 NORTH. She was the very first employee and has witnessed its growth and success from the start. Born in Colombia, South America, Claudia’s family immigrated to Long Island, New York, when she was a child. While working in restaurants in The Hamptons, she realized hospitality was her calling, and with a passion for the ocean, she relocated to Florida in 1985, continuing her work in the hospitality industry. Claudia then took a break from the hospitality industry to focus on her family and the family business in Jupiter, Florida. When she returned to the workforce in 2010, she worked as a personal assistant in Palm Beach.
Claudia’s relationship with Mr. Fenton led her to a key role at 1000 NORTH, focusing on the membership program. What makes 1000 NORTH unique is not only the quality food and drink offered, but the value of the membership program and its members. Claudia is the face of the membership program, the woman behind the exclusive Club Lounge and rave-worthy member events throughout the year. She ensures that each member is treated with the utmost respect and enjoys the finest dining experience in Palm Beach County. Whether in the Club Lounge, main dining room, The Terrace, or during member events, Claudia works tirelessly to ensure members receive exceptional service that exceeds their expectations.
If Claudia is not at the beach, she is traveling to Boston to visit her two daughters, Jessica and Casey, or looking for the next adventure. She also likes to entertain, work on projects at home, and go out with friends.
As part of the restaurant’s opening team, Karly has served as the Director of Events at 1000 NORTH since 2017. She is responsible for planning and executing special events ranging from intimate and private occasions to full restaurant takeovers. Karly oversees service, reservations, ongoing team training, and administrative efforts. She specializes in creating unique and personalized experiences for every guest and club member.
Karly has a decade of hospitality experience in luxury, high-end establishments, including The Breakers Palm Beach. A native of Palm Beach County, she graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. Karly enjoys food and wine pairings, traveling, and spending time on the water.
We are grateful to our consultants for their help in making our dream a reality.
Simon Cooper and Associates
Mr. Cooper was president of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and CEO of Asia-Pacific Marriott International.
Project Architects and Interior Designers
Rogers Design Group
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Interior Design Consulting and Furniture Coordination
Hickory, North Carolina
Interior Seating and Tables
Verdex Construction Company
Advance Automated Systems, Inc.
Audio, Video, and Security Cameras
AIA Architects + Planners, Inc.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Shell Building Architect
Cotleur and Hearing
Land Use and Landscaping
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design
Beyond Hospitality, LLC/
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hospitality Management Consulting
Owners’ Construction Representative
Cloud Accounting and Financial Consulting
A special thank you to LibbyVision.com, CJ Walker, and Kim Seng for their beautiful photography.