Mackinac Island, Mich. – June 22, 2020 – The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, operated by Pivot Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cerrie as the property’s new Executive Chef. In his role, Cerrie oversees the operations of Grand Hotel’s on-site restaurants, including the spectacular Main Dining Room, Woods, Jockey Club at the Grand Stand, The Gatehouse, Grand Coffee and Provisions, and Fort Mackinac Tea Room.

Cerrie has more than 25 years of culinary experience and has prepared food for dignitaries and celebrities alike. In 2013, Cerrie was inducted as Chef Rôtisseur into the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest international gastronomic society that celebrates the practice of choosing, cooking and eating fine cuisine and wine.

“We are incredibly excited to have Chef Michael join the Grand Hotel team,” said Doug Dean, Executive Vice President of Operations. “Grand Hotel has a well-deserved reputation for excellence when it comes to its culinary offerings, and we’re thrilled to have Chef Michael continue that legacy.”

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Cerrie trained at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh. He went on to study abroad in the Caribbean, Cuba and Jamaica where he expanded on his professional training and refined his Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asian food techniques while finding creative ways to infuse them into his own style of cooking. His resume includes stints at The Erie Club, Erie’s acclaimed Bayfront Grille and Aloft and Element Austin Downtown.

Under Chef Michael’s guidance, guests can be assured that the dining at Grand Hotel will remain second to none. Throughout the history of the property, dining has been one of the highlights of every guest experience. Every meal is truly special, thanks to exceptional food, service and ambiance of the Main Dining Room overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. For more casual dining, tryThe Gate HouseThe Jockey Club at the Grand StandWoods, and Grand Coffee and Provisionslocated in Grand Hotel serving lunch only. Don’t miss Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor any time of the day located outside the east entrance.

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