Heidel House Resort & Spa Welcomes New Sous Chef to Grey Rock
Duane Porter Will Lead Fine Dining Restaurant’s Culinary Team
GREEN LAKE, Wis. – January 31, 2013 – Heidel House Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Duane Porter as the new Sous Chef of Grey Rock. Chef Porter will lead the culinary team at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, which boasts an award-winning wine selection, incredible lake views and unequalled ambiance amplified by its setting in a historic lakeside mansion.
Chef Porter’s background includes over 30 years of culinary experience including kitchen management and culinary arts. Most recently, he was the Executive Chef of the Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira, Wisconsin. Prior to this he took a non-traditional step by leaving behind a successful 28-year career to pursue a lifelong dream of attending culinary school. He completed his culinary arts degree with honors in 2011.
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Chef Porter draws inspiration from his residence and extensive travels along the Pacific Coast and southern United States. He enjoys discovering local culinary styles and flavors, and has developed a particular affection for southwest flair and French cuisine. His experiences in both corporate and independent restaurants have given him well-rounded knowledge and taught the importance of consistency and balance.
“We are very excited to see the new culinary style Chef Duane will bring to Grey Rock”, said Jeff Barber, Food & Beverage Director at Heidel House Resort & Spa. “His creative, no-boundaries approach to cooking and high expectations he sets for himself and team will be a great asset. I look forward to seeing how Grey Rock evolves under his guidance.”
Grey Rock has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2002.
Learn more about Heidel House Resort & Spa at www.heidelhouse.com or by calling 800-444-2812.
Chef Duane Porter will be leading in the development of Grey Rock’s new dinner menu, which will launch this February.
About Heidel House Resort & Spa
Heidel House Resort has built on the lakeside getaway tradition since welcoming its first guests on a snowy New Year's Eve in 1945. Nestled on 20 wooded acres on the shores of Wisconsin's deepest inland lake, the full-service resort offers numerous amenities including 190 guest rooms, 18,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and a luxurious spa. Heidel House Resort has become a favorite Midwestern destination for friends, families, businesses and social groups to enjoy a tranquil environment, year-round recreation and first class service. www.heidelhouse.com