News for the Hospitality Executive
Michael Guy Appointed as Executive Chef for the 77-room
Whistler, BC (May 11, 2012) – Award-winning Nita Lake Lodge is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Guy as Executive Chef. Born in BC and raised in Alberta, Michael Guy brings to the table more than a decade of experience as a chef in Canada and abroad.
Guy's attention to detail and passion for locally sourced artisanal ingredients is a perfect fit with the three outlets at Nita Lake Lodge: Aura Restaurant, Cure Lounge & Patio and Fix Café & Deli. Aura, the hotel's signature restaurant, was recently awarded with a bronze award for Best Whistler Dining at the 23rd Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Aura incorporates the finest and freshest ingredients from the area, featuring a private dining room and an expansive outdoor patio diners can enjoy while soaking in the breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Starting his career with culinary training at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, Michael Guy spent the first few years of his career working at such Vancouver institutions as Bluewater Café, Raintree Restaurant and West Restaurant. After some time in Ontario as well in a year-long stint as chef for the Canadian Ambassador in Rome, Guy and his family returned to BC where he took a position as sous chef at the renowned Araxi Restaurant in Whistler. In late 2009, Guy opened his funky modern roadhouse and catering business Western Promises Food in Pemberton. Guy is very excited to be heading the kitchens at Nita Lake Lodge and to be staying in Whistler, a destination he and his family have come to love in the four years since they moved to the area.
“I hope to help Nita Lake Lodge become the number one boutique hotel in Canada with a reputation for incredible food, made from scratch,” says Guy, Executive Chef at Nita Lake Lodge. “The hotel is a beautiful property within a stunning setting. I want to further the reputation of Nita Lake Lodge's three restaurants as a destination unto themselves.”
About Nita Lake Lodge
Uniquely situated on the shores of Whistler’s Nita Lake, the luxurious, 77-room Nita Lake Lodge features spacious deluxe studios, along with one and two bedroom suites. Lakeside Aura Restaurant showcases bright, modern Pacific cuisine made with the finest local ingredients. Cure Lounge & Patio serves creative cocktails and Old World house made charcuterie, while Fix Café & Deli features wholesome snacks and take-home treats. The full service spa offers a range of services to help guests and visitors reestablish health, harmony and balance. Through Innovative Fitness, guests have access to personalized, professional coaching at Nita Lake Lodge’s gym facilities and outdoors.
Located a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler—home of the 2010 Olympic Games—is located at the base of world-class mountains Whistler and Blackcomb.
For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.
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