Tahoe Donner announces new food and beverage staff
Ryan Summerlin January 9, 2014
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Michael J. Peters, previously the manager of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub at Tahoe Donner, was recently promoted to food and beverage director. Peters brings more than 29 years of restaurant experience to this position.
Originally from the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. area, Peters began his restaurant career with Bennigan’s Restaurant Corporation.
In 1990, he took a job with The Chart House Restaurant Co. at their No. 2 restaurant in Alexandria, Va. He also spent winters as a salesman with the largest ski shop on the east coast, The Ski Chalet.
He fell in love with winter sports and decided to “stay on vacation,” relocating to the Tahoe area in 1998, taking a job with TS Enterprises at Jake’s on the Lake. He worked as the marketing and promotions director, and later as a bar manager and banquets and events manager.
In 2005 he joined the PlumpJack Restaurant Group as bar manager of Balboa Cafe in Squaw Valley. He quickly moved into the assistant general manager position until it closed its doors in 2007.
He then transferred to the bar manager position and later interim food and beverage director of the PlumpJack Cafe in Squaw Valley.
Peters has lived in Truckee with his family since 2004 and has been with Tahoe Donner since 2008. He has overseen operations at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub, Pizza on the Hill, the golf course and helped open the Marco Polo Grill at the Trout Creek Rec Center. He has also regularly consulted on the Cross Country Center, Downhill Ski Area and Tahoe Donner Marina food and beverage operations.
Additionally, he has been involved with association events such as the Electoral Barbecue, Euer Valley Barbecue, Concert on the Green, Fall Festival and Light Up The Night.
Christen Holland will assume the position of restaurant general manager of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. She offers a great deal of experience and 13 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Holland has managed Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Bar of America, Mikuni’s Sushi, Balboa Café in Squaw Valley and High Sierra Grill. She also has eight years of catering and large event experience with Merrily Wed, where she was involved in the design and coordination of events ranging from $35,000 to $175,000.
During her managing tenure she was responsible for accounting, human resources, event coordination, creating and incorporating training programs, menu development and overseeing all restaurant operations. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Sierra Nevada College and has lived in Truckee since 2007 and in the Tahoe area since 1999.
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