Chef Russell Siegel Passionate about Cuisine, Enjoyable Dining Experiences
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (March 8, 2011) — The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is pleased to announce the addition of Executive Chef Russell Siegel, who brings energy, creativity and a passion for cuisine to one of Ohio’s most popular resorts.

A fan of using locally grown ingredients, Chef Siegel said he likes to keep his culinary selections within the theme of each season. Chef Siegel is busy developing menus that will keep customers excited about dining at The Lodge for breakfast, lunch and dinner by adding some new dishes, while keeping many of the most popular items.
“I’m excited to be in Ohio and help contribute to the Lodge’s excellent reputation. I look forward to putting my energy and enthusiasm into helping make the dining experiences at The Lodge enjoyable,” Chef Siegel explained.
Chef Siegel comes to The Lodge at an exciting time, as Horizons Restaurant is undergoing a major renovation over the next several weeks. It will re-open in April with a new look and a new name.
“The restaurant is already so scenic with its magnificent view of Lake Erie. I’m expecting that with the restaurant’s new look and new menu items will help make it one of the most popular restaurants in the area,” he said.
A Rich Culinary History
A native of New Jersey, Chef Siegel is a graduate of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts in Providence, R.I. Prior to graduation, he also studied cuisine while abroad in Galway, Ireland.
Chef Siegel began his post-school career at Costantino’s Ristorante Café and XO Steak House in Providence before moving to Chicago, where he worked at the famous Pump Room. He later became executive sous chef for Delaware North Companies Sportservice at Chicago’s Soldier Field, where he ran the catering/banquet department.
“Chef Siegel is a great addition to the Lodge,” said Jeannette Petrolia, general manager for The Lodge. “His fresh ideas and experiences with a wide variety of cuisines – from Irish and Italian to classic American, will help bring a whole, new dining experience to the Lodge.”
About The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views); Horizons, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, game room, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.thelodgeatgeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call (440) 466-7100, then press 2.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a leading hospitality provider in Special PlacesSM, with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel; The Queen Mary in Long Beach; and soon, LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
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About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.   


For more information, contact:


Jeannette Petrolia
General Manager
(440) 415-1501


Jennifer Reece
Yopko Penhallurick LLC
(440) 543-8615

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