Kohler Co. Names Tom McGinty Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Destination Kohler
New appointment demonstrates five-star resort’s commitment to further elevating its culinary offerings
KOHLER, Wis. — August 11, 2016 — Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of industry veteran, Tom McGinty to Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Destination Kohler. In this newly created position, McGinty will draw upon his impressive knowledge of the hospitality and culinary industry with more than 30 years of experience to oversee the culinary operations at Destination Kohler, one of only 52 resort-hotels to boast the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star accolades, Lodge Kohler, the highly anticipated premier hotel development in Titletown set to open in 2017, and the growth of Kitchens of Kohler Demonstration Kitchen.
“Tom McGinty brings dedicated passion and innovation to the resort’s diverse, five-star culinary program, and we are delighted to have such a talented professional lead our food and beverage department as we continue to expand and elevate our program,” says Christine Loose, group director of lodging for Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate. “Tom has also been instrumental in strengthening our culinary team and offerings through his entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.”
McGinty comes to the position having managed external food and beverage outlets within Destination Kohler, including the world-class golf courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, Cucina Italian Restaurant and the Craverie Chocolatier Café, as Manager of Food & Beverage Operations. During this time, McGinty was an integral leader of the department, implementing strategies that have increased efficiencies and profits, introducing creative ideas and enhancements, hiring top talent and continuing to deliver excellence throughout the resort’s culinary offerings.
Prior to joining Kohler, McGinty launched Soigné Culinary Artistry, a Chicago-based culinary services company that partnered with corporations and business groups to assist with team building, product development, and customer service training through interactive culinary seminars. Throughout his 30-year career, McGinty has refined his culinary expertise and commitment to service through formal training, various Executive Chef positions and providing cooking demonstrations and interactive presentations around the world.
About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.
About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.
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