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Bryan Franz Named as Executive Chef for the 250-room
Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Spokane, Washington

SPOKANE, WA (February 13, 2012) – Northern Quest Resort & Casino, a 250-room AAA Four Diamond luxury property in Spokane, Washington, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Franz as Executive Chef.

In this position, Chef Franz will lead the culinary team responsible for the 14 dining and banquet facilities at this destination resort.    Northern Quest Resort & Casino offers several eateries from casual to fine dining, including Masselow’s, the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant in Eastern Washington.  Chef Franz will apply his personal culinary credo to day-to-day operations.

Trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Chef Franz served as Executive Chef at Spokane’s legendary Davenport Hotel and Tower prior to this appointment.

About Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is located 10 minutes west of downtown Spokane and five minutes from Spokane International Airport.  As the only tribally-owned AAA Four Diamond resort in the Inland Northwest and one of 27 lodgings in the entire state to receive this recognition, Northern Quest Resort & Casino welcomes visitors with a contemporary urban setting and 250 luxurious guest rooms and suites,  the upscale spa, 14 restaurants and lounges offering everything from burgers to fine dining, including the AAA Four Diamond restaurant Masselow’s (one of only six restaurants to receive the prestigious award in Washington) . Cheer on your favorite team on the largest HDTV screen (measuring 30 X 10 feet) east of the Cascades. Or try your luck with true Las Vegas-style gaming, enjoy world-class entertainment. You can even schedule your next event, professional or personal, with our event and banquet services. Discover more about Northern Quest Resort & Casino at

About the Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Once one of the poorest Native American tribes in the U.S., the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is now one of the top ten private employers in the Spokane region. The historically humble and hospitable tribe operates Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the region’s premier destination resort. Tribal health and social service programs, supported by the resort, have increased the quality and life expectancy for tribal members and surrounding communities near the tribe’s reservation along the Pend Oreille River. The tribe maintains a number of business enterprises, provides a total of 2,000 jobs, and has donated over $5 million to regional non-profit organizations. Find out more about the Kalispel Tribe’s rich cultural history and their progression at

Sharon A McCoy
58 Chase Avenue, Ivyland PA 18974
Ring: (215) 674-1217


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Also See: Eric Pearson Named Vice President of Casino Operations of the 250-room Northern Quest Resort & Casino Near Spokane, Washington / November 2011

Phillip E. Haugen Named General Manager of the 250-room Northern Quest Resort & Casino (NQRC) Near Spokane, Washington / July 2011

The 250 room Northern Quest Resort and Casino Selects Hostar for its Housekeeping Operations / January 2010

Kalispel Tribe's New 250-room Northern Quest Resort & Casino to Open Near Spokane, Washington / December 2009

Northern Quest Casino, Near Spokane, Washington Undergoing $275 million Expansion Including a 350 room Hotel / July 2007
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