Lake Lawn Resort Appoints New Executive Chef, John Billings

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Chef Billings will oversee all culinary operations at the 270-acre Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area lakeside Lake Lawn Resort and conference center. The resort is also home to The Frontier Restaurant, The Lookout Bar & Eatery, the Isle of Capri Cafe, banquets, weddings, meetings, and offers offsite catering services for private events.

Officials at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI announced the appointment of Executive Chef, John Billings. Chef Billings will oversee all culinary operations at the 270-acre lakeside resort and conference center. The resort is also home to The Frontier Restaurant, The Lookout Bar & Eatery, the Isle of Capri Cafe, banquets, weddings, meetings, and offers offsite catering services for private events. The resort’s newest addition is a 76’ tour boat, the Lake Lawn Queen, which will provide boat tours, as well as public and private events on Delavan Lake. Lake Lawn Resort is a full-service destination just minutes from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Chef Billings brings over 30 years of culinary operations experience in hotels, resorts, private clubs and casinos, and expertise in hospitality management, menu development, and training. Most recently, he was the Executive Chef and Director of F&B for the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL, a Benchmark International property.

“Lake Lawn Resort is thrilled to have Chef Billings join our culinary team. His wealth of experience and creativity will enhance what we currently offer in our restaurants, banquets, and catering,” stated Dave Sekeres, General Manager of Lake Lawn Resort. “His fresh perspective and approach to introducing new flavors will be quite the anticipated treat for many of our repeat guests and new visitors at the resort.”

An American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef, he is a leader in his profession, having been recognized for his outstanding work by professional organizations in the trade. His awards and accolades include the honor and privilege to cook at the famous James Beard House on three occasions, being named American Culinary Federation Chapter Chef in 1997 and 2001, and receiving Best of Show in the Geneva Executive Club Annual Food Competition. Chef Billings also received six (6) Gold Medals, four (4) Silver Medals, and two (2) Bronze Medals for his culinary talent from Arklatex Culinary Salon, Lafayette Culinary Salon and Baton Rouge Salon, respectively.

“I am very excited to be joining the Lake Lawn Resort team and an organization with such a rich history,” said Chef Billings. “I love what I do and I do what I love, which is key in this industry. I look forward to working with the culinary staff and bringing Lake Lawn Resort’s culinary offerings to an exciting new level.”

Chef Billings’ passion for innovative specialty banquet creations will continue to build upon the resort’s strong momentum in banquet and wedding business. On an annual basis, Lake Lawn Resort’s wedding and catering staff helps create and host nearly 100 full-service wedding events, ranging from traditional to contemporary. The resort’s two lakeside wedding sites and extensive indoor facilities provide a picturesque backdrop and setting for unique, memorable, and high-quality gatherings. Guests enjoy ancillary activities to round out their celebrations, including boat excursions, championship golf, spa treatments, and more. Recently, the resort was voted “Best Wedding Venue,” “Best Spa” and “Best Resort” in Walworth County for 2018.

About Lake Lawn Resort
About Lake Lawn Resort: Lake Lawn Resort occupies two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline, and is the ultimate year-‘round destination for leisure travel, getaways, conferences, groups, weddings and meetings. Centrally located in Delavan, part of the Lake Geneva region, just 90 minutes from Chicago and minutes from Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford, Lake Lawn Resort is set on 270-acres of natural beauty. Property features include Majestic Oaks, an 18-hole championship golf course, three on-site restaurants, 170-slip full-service marina, a 76’ tour boat, The Lake Lawn Queen, boat and water sports rentals, lake tours, three pools, a retail outlet, fitness center, Calladora Spa and 32,000 square feet of adaptable and flexible meeting space in 22 meeting rooms, along with 271 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. Visit http://www.lakelawnresort.com for more information, connect with us on Facebook, or call 262.728.7950.

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