Seasoned chef brings fresh talent and 15 years of experience to the culinary program at Green Bay’s first luxury hotel
KOHLER, Wis. — September 7, 2017 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Joey Kolenc as head chef of the recently opened AAA Four-Diamond LODGE KOHLER, the prime hotel of Green Bay Packer’s Titletown. Kolenc boasts more than 15 years of culinary experience across a wide range of dining establishments, and will lead the property’s featured restaurant, Taverne in the Sky, which promises the finest in modern rotisserie cuisine.
“Chef Kolenc brings a strong desire, dedication and skill set to transcend the traditional dining experience, and we are thrilled to welcome him to LODGE KOHLER’s food and beverage program” says Tom McGinty, Director Food & Beverage Operations-Destination Kohler. “Taverne in the Sky serves as the culinary focal point of our new property, and we look forward to witnessing the creative and innovative impact it will make with Chef Kolenc at the helm.”
Prior to his appointment, Kolenc most recently served as executive sous’ chef at El Chorro in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Over the course of his three-year term, he managed and motivated a highly talented culinary team and held the responsibilities of budgeting, purchasing, reducing waste and effectively adapting menus based on guest preferences and satisfaction. Before his time at El Chorro, Kolenc also served as a sous chef at The Greenhouse (Fox Restaurant Concepts) in Phoenix, AZ and Marcella’s (Cameron Mitchell Restaurants) in Scottsdale, AZ. His first foray into the KOHLER brand began in 2007, when he worked as a cook at the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond, The American Club.
Featuring breathtaking views of the iconic Lambeau Field, Taverne in the Sky, LODGE KOHLER’s fifth-floor restaurant and panoramic bar, offers guests and diners alike an elevated experience and menu featuring the best in modern rotisserie cuisine. House specialties include mouthwatering Rotisserie Chicken, BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Poached Sturgeon, all of which can be appropriately paired with the restaurant’s carefully curated collection of wines available from around the globe.
About LODGE KOHLER
LODGE KOHLER opened July 2017 with 134 standard guest rooms and 10 suites, all with custom-designed KOHLER bathrooms and bedrooms, and is the exclusive hotel in the new Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Reservations are being accepted at the panoramic top-floor Taverne in the Sky restaurant and bar with outdoor dining, two interior dining rooms, two private dining areas, as well as an outdoor terrace overlooking Lambeau Field with gas fireplaces, lounge seating and cigars to enjoy.
On the first floor, at the indoor/outdoor Leaps & Bounds Café, guests can get specialty coffees, pastries, salads and wraps, along with signature snack boards featuring house-crafted spreads and artisanal cheeses, as well as tap wine and cocktails in the evening. The café serves 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. In addition to seating indoors, there is an outdoor terrace that opens up onto the Titletown plaza.
KOHLER Waters SPA at LODGE KOHLER, a classically designed and elegant space, features a variety of innovative spa services, including a state-of-the-art Hydromassage Experience Pool, KOHLER Custom Vichy shower, as well as a co-ed sauna, steam room and cool plunge pool. There are six treatment rooms, three finishing stations, a hair salon and boutique. KOHLER Waters SPA offers a full menu of massage, hydrotherapy and body treatments as well as facials, manicures and pedicures, and waxing services. KOHLER Waters SPA is open daily from 8:30am-8:30pm with services being provided from 9am-8pm. Spa reservations are being accepted by calling a dedicated phone number – (855) 395-7638.
The hotel also features The Huddle gift shop, indoor family pool with swimming lanes, enhanced fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, full-service concierge, complimentary valet service and shuttle transportation.
About Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate Group
Kohler Co. is known for its long history of cutting-edge kitchen and bath products, engines and generators. But in 1981, Herb Kohler transformed a workers’ dormitory called The American Club on the headquarters property into a world-class resort hotel. It was later joined in 2004 by The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland. Both properties, known for their high-level customer service and impeccable attention to detail, are recognized internationally for their hosting of golf’s Major championships. Destination Kohler is home to two public venues Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, which have collectively hosted the 1998 and 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships and will host the 2020 Ryder Cup. The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa stands within 10 feet along the fairway of the 17th hole, the Road Hole, golf’s most famous hole on its most famous course. It also offers golf at the Duke’s, a special heathland course in the Kingdom of Fife. The resort has served as host-hotel for both the 2010 and 2015 Open Championship and the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Both resorts have a KOHLER Waters SPA, which are acclaimed for their innovative water-based therapies.