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    Meet the Chef

Brian Kissel Chef

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Chef Brian Kissel joined the staff in May of 2013.

As a key member of our staff, Brian assisted us in new menu development and a new feel for the Wanagan Grille which took place last summer.

A Graduate of Northwestern Michigan College, Brian honed his culinary skills in many restaurants around Michigan.

With stops in Holland, Grand Rapids and Traverse City Brian developed a style that led him back home some 15 years ago.

Brian most recently was the owner and Chef of the Blue Slipper Bistro in Onekama.

Over the last 15 years Brian and his family provided terrific meals and exceptional service to many in the area.

With a flair towards Pasta, the “Slipper” as it was known by all was a must stop in our area.

Brian can tell stories of working in some of the more famous local restaurants in our area over the years…
The Old Pines Chop House, The Famous Coral Gables and the Historic Portage Point Inn….all back in his “younger” days.

You can tell that the Business of food has been in Brian’s blood a long time.

Brian brings all this local history, experience and a terrific attitude to our staff and looks forward to meeting you whether it is a summer long acquaintance or a long weekend visit.

Contact Brian via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.