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A culinary dining destination in lake geneva

Meet our chefs

If you're looking for a place to eat, this is it! Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is home to nine restaurants and 11 kitchens at our 1,300-acre resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Something is always cooking and these are the chefs who bring the flavor to your table. All of them are passionate about creating experiences for their guests. Without passion, food falls flat. Keeping themselves inspired and excited about the craft they do every day drives energy into our meals. Passion has the ability to transform a regular dining experience into a memorable one. Make your memories at Grand Geneva!

executive chef nelly buleje

Bringing worldly experiences back home to Lake Geneva, Executive Chef Nelly Buleje started his culinary career cooking room service orders and slicing the weekend prime rib buffet at Grand Geneva 17 years ago. 

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executive sous chef DUSTIN URBANIK

Indulgences are an important part of Geneva ChopHouse and Dustin Urbanik ensures every guest's expectations are exceeded when they see the new menu being served. He sears the best prime beef, freshest seafood and tastiest vegetables every night.

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Garde Manger Chef Marvi Lou Mapa

The garde manger kitchen at Grand Geneva is full of beautiful cutting boards, blocks of aged cheeses, mounds of fresh fruit and loads of potential, thanks to Marvi Lou Mapa. She's the creative genius behind the new ingredients and flavors to hit the cutting board at the resort recently. Bringing her regional cuisine trends from around the world, including her home in the Philippines. 

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Chef De Cuisine Shawn Clausen

Homegrown in Lake Geneva, Shawn Clausen embodies the Midwest in a worldly-way. His passion and consistency in the kitchen inspire his team in Grand Cafe to churn out an international menu while still maintaining the comforting flavors of the Midwest.

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Samantha Warren-Walters leads a team of pastry chefs driven by the daily challenge of creating an abundance of impressive desserts to delight both Grand Geneva restaurant diners and up to 1,000 banquet guests, often at the same time. 

banquet sous Chef Scott Johnson

Banquet Sous Chef Scott Johnson brings more than 40 years of kitchen experience to Grand Geneva. His leadership roles developed during his time as a cook in the military and his passion for plenty made him a master in large banquet kitchens where he has made his career as a talented chef.

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