Conferences

Apr
01

Swan Lake Resort is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef, Greg Schiesser.  He will oversee culinary direction for Dickies Restaurant and Putter's Bar & Grille, as well as hotel catering and private events.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Chef Greg Schiesser to Swan Lake,” said Kevin Smith, general manager at Swan Lake Resort. “He possesses an incredible mixture of experience, leadership, and creativity;  His wealth of experience will be coupled with our ongoing commitment to providing our guests with extraordinary dining experiences, highlighted by well balanced, local ingredients.”

Chef Schiesser brings more than 17 years of culinary experience to his position at the Swan Lake Resort.   Schiesser was most recently serving as Executive Chef at Wyndham Resorts in Indianapolis, where he oversaw three restaurants along with banquets and catering for a 40,000-square-foot event space.  Prior to Wyndham, he was Executive Chef at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Indiana.  He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his cooking including Indiana Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place, Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 1st Place, Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award", Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Pork Burger", Featured Chef at “Bull BBQ Battle” World Food Championships, and Honorary Judge at the Indiana State Fair BBQ Competition.

“I am looking forward to working with the staff at Swan Lake, and helping continue the growth of the two great restaurants on the property.  I am also looking forward working with the wedding s, banquets, and special events at Swan Lake Resort to make every guest experience exceptional.”

Dickies Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a menu that features a modern twist to American classics with variety of freshly made pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and hand selected, aged beef selections.  For reservations, call (574) 935-5680 x760.

 

Chef Greg Schiesser's Awards and Accomplishments

2014 Featured Chef “Bull BBQ Battle” World Food Championships
2014 Featured Chef at “Dig-In” A Taste of Indiana
2014 Honorary Judge “Indiana State Fair BBQ Competition”
2014 Honorary Judge “Indiana Taste of Elegance”
2013 Featured Chef & Presenter at “Dig-In” A Taste of Indiana
2014 Indiana State Fair “Featured Chef”
2013 Featured Chef Zest n Zing Iron Chef Competition @ Indianapolis Historical Society
2013 Indiana Representative “National Pork Board Summit” Napa, California
2013 Taste of Southside "Featured Chef" Iron Chef Competition 1st Place
2013 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place
2013 "Host Chef" Flat 12 Beer Dinner
2012 Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 1st Place
2012 March of Dimes Benefit "Featured Chef"
2012 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2012 Kansas City BBQ Society "Competition Chef"
2012 Indiana State Fair "Featured Chef" @ DuPont Pavilion
2012 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Superior Chef" 2nd Place
2011 Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 2nd Place
2011 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2011 Indiana State Fair 2nd Place "BBQ Ribs"
2011 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Best Plated Displayed Entree"
2011 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2011 Culinary Chairman of Indiana "Taste of Elegance"
2010 Keynote Speaker "Shelby County Chamber of Commerce-Athena Event"
2010 Shelby County Senior Center, Winner of "Iron Chef Competition"
2010 Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Pork Burger"
2010 Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Open Pork Category"
2010 Indiana State Fair 2nd Place "BBQ Ribs"
2010 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2010 Indiana Pork Featured Chef @ Indiana State Fair
2010 Seminar Instructor for "Behind the Little Black Dress" Women's Seminar
2010 Honorary Judge for Clinton County Fair-BBQ Competition
2010 Host/Organizer for "Porkaplooza"- Indiana Pork Day at Indiana Downs
2010 Honorary Judge for "Chopped" at Chef's Academy
2010 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2010 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Best Plated Displayed Entree"
2009 Featured Chef at "Flavors of Indianapolis" Benefit for American Liver Foundation
2009 Keynote Speaker for "Behind the Little Black Dress" Women's Seminar
2009 Indiana Grape Council "Winning Pairing Award"
2009 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2008 Honorary Judge for the Indiana "Taste of Elegance"
2007-2012 Chef’s Academy Internship Program
2007 Indiana Premier Chef Competition Finalist
2007 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2007 Indiana Taste of Elegance " Best Plated Display of Entree"
2006 National Chambord Culinary Competition 3rd Place
2006 Illinois Taste of Elegance Finalist
2006 Wisconsin Taste of Elegance "Premium Chef" 3rd Place
2005-2006 Mentor for the Wisconsin Pro Start Culinary Program 1st Place
2005 National Taste of Elegance Finalist @ Universal Studios
2005 Wisconsin Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place

Mar
25

See Nation's Top Leaders at SLR Leadercast Event

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts

Get ready for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking, and more. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is one of the largest events of its kind, broadcasting world-renowned content to hundreds of locations around the world. On May 10, 2013, you will be empowered with growth insights from world-renowned leaders. This one-of-a-kind event will be broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast into communities across the globe. Join more than 125,000 leaders from around the world as we learn to Simply Lead. Leaders that will be presenting are Jack Welch, Andy Stanley, Mike Krzyzewski, John Maxwell, Dr. Henry Cloud, LCDR Rorke Denver, Sanya Richards-Ross, David Allen, Condoleezza Rice, Michael Hyatt and Tripp Crosby. This year's theme is Full. Our lives are full of things that we think will grow our businesses and increase our influence. What if there was potential impact in simplifying our lives so our leadership could thrive? Leading in a complex world requires simplicity to cut through the clutter. Join us at Chick-fil-A Leadercast as we learn to Simply Lead. You can expect to be challenged. Inspired. Encouraged. You will learn how to improve your own leadership skills and also have the opportunity to network with other leaders in our area. Plan now to attend or sponsor for Swan Lake Resort's Chick-fil-A Leadercast.  Now in it’s 13th year, Chick-fil-A Leadercast has become the can’t-miss leader development event for everyday leaders like you. Sign up now or contact Justin Maust at justin@leaderlegacy.com to learn more.