Destination Kohler Appoints Doug Stringer as Head Chef of the Award-Winning Immigrant Restaurant

Midwest talent brings impressive fine dining experience to lead the team at the resort-hotel’s acclaimed restaurant

KOHLER, Wis. — May 4, 2017 – Kohler Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Doug Stringer to head chef of The Immigrant Restaurant, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four Diamond dining establishment located at The American Club resort-hotel at Destination Kohler, the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel. Stringer brings more than seven years of fine dining and hospitality experience to the position, and will oversee the development and creation of culinary programs at the celebrated restaurant. Stringer joined Kohler Co. in 2015 as sous chef of Riverbend, an intimate restaurant within the resort-hotel’s exclusive private membership club, where he developed new menus and oversaw the day-to-day operations of all culinary programs.

“Chef Stringer has exemplified his dedicated passion, drive and creativity throughout his tenure with Kohler Co., and we are thrilled to see him take the lead at the Immigrant Restaurant,” said Tom McGinty, director of food and beverage operations at Destination Kohler. “The Immigrant Restaurant is one of our premier dining offerings, and we’re confident that Chef will continue to elevate the illustrious program with his innovative approach to fine dining.”

Prior to joining Kohler Co., Stringer served as sous chef at The Grandview Restaurant & Lounge at the Geneva Inn, Geneva. During this five-year term, he oversaw all facets of kitchen operations, purchasing, food cost management, staffing, menu design, and overall leadership. Stringer holds a Bachelor of Science in culinary management from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Ill.

The crown jewel of Kohler’s celebrated dining program, The Immigrant Restaurant is rich in character and historic significance. The restaurant’s distinct layout is designed in six spaces, representing the nationalities that populated Wisconsin in its early days (French, Dutch, German, Normandy, Danish and English), creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere, which is complemented by contemporary American cuisine with modern European influences. The seasonally evolving menu ensures that each dish is made with the freshest and finest ingredients, and is accompanied with an extensive vintage wine and spirit list.

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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 56 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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