Andrew Reh, executive chef for
Shanty Creek Resorts
in Bellaire, has been named the Culinary Star of the Year for 2012 by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association.
Reh will receive the award March 26 at the Governor's Annual Conference on Tourism.
"This is truly deserving for Andrew," says Pete Bigford, general manager of the resort. "His leadership and industry experience have given the resort a real advantage. His vision has created a variety of menus and dining atmospheres that cater to thousands of guests annually."
Reh isn't just contributing to the community in the kitchen either; he also has helped fundraising efforts this year for a local chapter of March of Dimes, the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, the Antrim County High Tea for breast cancer prevention, a local church, and non-profit ski area Mt. Holiday. Reh also serves on the Traverse City TBA Career Tech Advisory Board, which helps high school students train in occupational programs.
The award-winning chef's resume includes experience at the White House in Washington, D.C., several Ritz Carlton properties, and the McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Pete Bigford, Shanty Creek Resorts