Weddings

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

Jan
23

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Swan Lake Resorts

Swan Lake Resort is  pleased to have been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOWTheKnot.com, the number one wedding destination, is most trusted by brides. This is the 2nd year Swan Lake Resort has been voted the Best of Weddings for The Knot Best of Weddings. The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides. Amber Hart, Wedding Sales Manager at Swan Lake Resort, shares, "This again is a true honor that our brides think so highly of their experience at Swan Lake Resort. It is a true testament to our team's commitment to make sure the details of such an important day are handled delicately and completely to fulfill their visions. We thank all the brides who selected us and we look forward to serving many more couples and their families just as well in the coming years." Swan Lake Resort offers the full wedding package. They offer indoor and outdoor wedding venues, multiple banquet and reception facilities, exquisite banquet services, lodging options from hotel to log cabins, two 18 hole golf courses, restaurants and much more. To learn more about Swan Lake Resort's year-round wedding options visit www.swanlakeresort.com or contact Britt Rose at ahart@swanlakeresort.com.