Chef Fest! Chef Fest Spotlight – Chef John Schlitz

Meet some of the local Chefs who will be cooking up some fun at the WCF’s annual fundraiser and community event on Sunday Nov 19

CHEF JOHN SCHILTZ, Lake Elmo Inn & Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
Chef John Schiltz’s food career began at the Lake Elmo Inn, formerly Ben’s Elmo Inn, at age 16 as a dishwasher. He quickly worked his way up to cook and after high school enrolled in the culinary program at St. Paul College. Upon graduation he worked for the Broadmore in Colorado Springs, then the Amfac Hotel in San Francisco and with the Hyatt Corporation where he worked as a Sous Chef in Kansas City and Fort Worth.

Shortly after, he opened the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis with over 70 kitchen staff and was soon promoted to Executive Chef in Des Moines. In 1983 at the age of 27, after honing his culinary skills with some of the finest restaurants in the country, Chef Schiltz heard the Lake Elmo Inn was for sale and bought it.

In 2006 Chef Schiltz and his wife opened the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center.

The past 34 years have been sprinkled with awards including top honor as Restaurateur of the Year in 2006 and being selected as one of the Top 10 Chefs in Minnesota by the Food Service News.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Restaurant Association and providing world-class dining experiences close to home, he is committed to giving back to the community.

The Woodbury Community Foundation, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), present the premier culinary event of the season, CHEF FEST 2017 which will bring together the Twin Cities finest ACF Chefs to dazzle your tastebuds and challenge your palate.
Sunday November 19, 2017

To purchase your tickets and for more information CLICK HERE


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