The Chateaux at Silver Lake is excited to announce that Chris Wellmon has been named Executive Chef of The Chateaux. Chef Wellmon’s responsibilities will include Cena Ristorante and Lounge, scheduled to open December 2010 and The Chateaux’s banquet operations. Chef Wellmon has previously worked as the executive Sous Chef for Stein Eriksen Lodge for the past 4 years. Prior to Steins, he worked in Colorado at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and The Club at Cordillera.
Chris is a certified draftsman. As a matter of fact, Chris sort of “stumbled” into culinary work. In 1990, after receiving his degree as a draftsman, Chris was struggling to find a position in his field. To make ends meet, he took a job as a dishwasher in a restaurant. His first day of work, one of the prep cooks failed to show up and the head chef asked Chris to step in and help out. He created a clam chowder that was apparently out of this world. From that day forward, his love of cooking began and he hasn’t looked back since.
Chris’s many passions, besides his wife of 11 years, Cherie, include fly-fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. We are thrilled to have Chris and his tireless commitment and creativity join The Chateaux at Silver Lake. Welcome to The Chateaux family, Chef Wellmon!
Posted: October 27th, 2010 | Author: Sarah | Filed under: Uncategorized | 5,628 Comments »