LODGE KOHLER Announces Inaugural Dinner Series Bringing Decades of Food & Wine Experience

KOHLER, Wis. – March 28, 2019 – After nearly two decades of producing the widely acclaimed Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Kohler Co. is harnessing its years of expertise to launch the inaugural Dinner Series at Lodge Kohler. Leveraging the deep bench of talent throughout Kohler Hospitality, chefs from different Kohler restaurants will host intimate wine and dinner pairings at Taverne in the Sky, the fifth-floor restaurant with a panoramic bar located at Lodge Kohler, the premiere hotel in Titletown.

Launching April 24 with Destination Kohler Executive Chef Matt Bauer – more than 20-year veteran of Kohler and previous Executive Chef of AAA Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant – the dinner series will offer a communal and entertaining experience with guests being seated in small groups to encourage conversation about the meal and pairings. The host Chef and Sommelier will be part of the evening, presenting each course, sharing thoughts about the pairings and encouraging guests in thoughtful and congenial conversations.

“The Dinner Series is our chance to use the years of experience garnered through Kohler Food & Wine and bring that element of fun, educational and interactive dining to Lodge Kohler,” said Tom McGinty, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Destination Kohler. “Each Chef has their own flair, expertise and personality that shines through and engages the guest in an unconventional way. We have a spectacular culinary brigade from a more than 35-year-old Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort at Destination Kohler. Paired with the talented team at Lodge Kohler, we plan to put out a great spread.”

For $99 per person, each six-course dinner seats 32 people who will dine in the beautifully designed Tower Room at Taverne in the Sky. The meal will be served in three phases with communal seating and shared dishes for the table, with plentiful wine pairings presented by certified Sommeliers. Pastry and dessert selections will be created by the Pastry Team at Kohler Co.

“We’re thrilled to bring an intimate and entertaining experience to the Green Bay market, that allows our guests to really connect with the Chefs,” said McGinty.

Overnight rates starting at $99 are available for event attendees. For reservations please contact Taverne in the Sky at (920) 327-4600.


April 24 – French Bistro Dinner featuring Chappellet Winery; hosted by Matt Bauer, Executive Chef of Destination Kohler

May 23 – A Taste of Blackwolf Run featuring Grgich Hills Estate; hosted by Paul Smitala, Chef at Blackwolf Run

June 20 – A Taste of Riverbend featuring Wagner Family of Wine; hosted by Evan Wallerman, Chef at Riverbend

July 18 – A Taste of Cucina featuring food and wine from Lombardia Region of Italy; hosted by Bill Terranova, Chef at Cucina, Destination Kohler

August 21 – A Taste of Lodge Kohler; hosted by Joey Kolenc, Chef of Lodge Kohler


LODGE KOHLER opened in July 2017 and is located in the heart of Titletown, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The AAA Four-Diamond hotel features 144 guest rooms outfitted with custom designed KOHLER bathrooms and bedrooms. Visitors can immerse themselves in Green Bay Packers’ history through the artfully curated collection of memorabilia and Biever family historic team photographs that are displayed throughout the property. Guests can relax and indulge at Kohler Waters Spa, which features innovative hydrotherapy treatments, a coed sauna, expansive relaxation spaces, steam room, cool plunge pool and state-of-the-art Hydromassage Experience Pool – unlike any other in the country. A top-floor restaurant and bar, Taverne in the Sky, offers modern rotisserie cuisine and panoramic views of Lambeau Field, all within an upscale setting. On the main level is the indoor/outdoor Leaps & Bounds Café serving breakfast and lunch.

About Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Most recent, Kohler Co. opened LODGE KOHLER in the heart of Titletown, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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.