Chef Josh Harrington
Graciously sitting across the beautiful shores of West Grand Traverse Bay is your soon to be favorite lunch and dinner destination. We believe that award winning meals can’t be served without award winning service and that is just what you will find at Harrington’s by the bay.
Here at Harrington’s by the Bay we pride ourselves with our personalized service, one of a kind menu and overwelming sense of customer apprieciation . Not only do we offer custom dishes prepared by Excutive Chef Josh Vinocur, five star service and a breath taking view, you will also find an atmosphere like none other in Northern Michigan.
The Cook’s House
115 Wellington Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Chef Eric Patterson and Chef Jennifer Blakeslee
The Cooks’ House restaurant was opened in 2008 to celebrate the bounty of agriculture and artisan made products that are found in Northern Michigan.
It is our mission to use, promote and celebrate local sustainable foods. We invite you to join us and taste the difference that comes from practicing a field to plate philosophy.
Come with us and experience how much better food can taste when made from products that come from the farmers, growers, and artisans who call Northern Michigan home.
Eric Patterson is current co-chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House in Traverse City. Patterson spent much of the past fifteen years at Andre’s, Las Vegas’ Michelin-starred French restaurant, including a three-year apprenticeship under the legendary Andre Rochat. At the end of his Vegas tenure, Patterson was Andre’s head chef. He currently lives in Traverse City with his wife Theresa and their three sons. He has authored on cookbook with Chef Jennifer Blakeslee
Jennifer Blakeslee is current co-chef and co-owner of The Cooks’ House in Traverse City. She is a Traverse City native and culinary school graduate from the prestigious Johnson & Wales University. Blakeslee addressed her travel itch by taking chef positions in Italy, Mexico, and India earlier in her career. She spent three years working at the Michelin-starred Las Vegas restaurant, Andre’s, with Eric Patterson her current business partner. She lives in Traverse City with her daughter Abbie. She has authored one cookbook with Chef Eric Patterson.
Copper Falls Steakhouse
1796 South Garfield
Traverse City,MI 49686
Chef Tom Kelly
Guests of Copper Falls Steakhouse will enjoy the experience of dining in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Come for a glass of wine from our extensive list, or try one of our sixteen Michigan craft brews on-tap.
Our Lunch and Dinner menus include scratch-made selections prepared by our highly trained culinary team. Executive Chef Tom Kelly and his team use a farm to table approach, highlighting ingredients from local growers and purveyors from all over northern Michigan.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 U.S. 31
Traverse City, MI 49684
Chef Thom Bennett
Great Wolf Lodge has a variety of options offered within the banquet menus for our catered events. From a simple meal to an elegant formal dinner and everything in between, the chef and banquet staff at Great Wolf Lodge take an immense amount of pride in making your next dining function the finest in our industry. Our presentation and creativity will provide a joyous celebration for both the eyes and the palette.
Meet Chef Thom Bennett. Chef Thom has served as the Dining Room Manager and Sous Chef at the Great Wolf Lodge since 2009.
Every day, Chef Thom uses best practices he has learned during his 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to inspire his staff as they keep Great Wolf Lodge guests top of mind.
Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Executive Chef, Crystal Mountain
Since joining Crystal Mountain in 2013, Executive Chef Bryant Betts has delighted with each new exquisite selection at the Thistle Pub & Grille and played an integral role in the resort’s Farm-to-Table series. Committed to using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, his talent and wealth of experience has elevated the resort’s cuisine. He began his career at the four-diamond Le Pavillion Hotel and historic Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans before joining the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island as Executive Sous Chef. Chef Betts lives near Traverse City with his wife and two children.
Little Fleet Food Truck Court
448 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686
Chef Simon Joseph
Roaming Harvest is a mobile restaurant featuring local food you can feel good about buying and eating. Chef Simon Joseph serves food that is grown, raised or made by local businesses and sustainable farms. We’re on a mission to support the local food movement and the small farm community in the Traverse City area. By doing business with us you are supporting the local economy and local farmers in our great food town.
This summer, we’re at The Little Fleet at the corner of Wellington and East Front St. Little Fleet offers indoor and beer garden style seating and a full bar along with a family friendly setting.