• The Informalist Announces New Executive Chef Joseph Sieg

     
    POSTED June 14, 2018
     

The Informalist, located adjacent to the lobby of The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire - a DoubleTree by Hilton announced the restaurant’s new Executive Chef, Joseph ‘Joey’ Sieg. With his 16 years of experience, Sieg will oversee and manage all kitchen operations, working to expand the culinary staff’s skills and creativity through innovative strategies and imaginative recipes, thus providing a relaxed yet innovative culinary experience for the community. 

A Wisconsin native, Sieg is originally from the city of Osseo. He attended Chippewa Valley Technical School where he practiced general studies with an emphasis on psychology, sociology and business management. Before joining the Informalist team, Sieg worked as the general manager of Osseo Golf Club and later re-entered the culinary industry by becoming the sous chef at Local Lounge. 

 “We are thrilled to have Chef Sieg join and lead our amazing team here at the Informalist,” said Pete Bauchle, general manager of the Lismore Hotel Eau Claire. “With his great experience and unique take on menu creation and food, Chef Sieg is perfect to push the boundaries of what is possible at The Informalist. We are sure he will continue to establish the restaurant as one of the finest spots in the Northwest Wisconsin area.” 

The Informalist offers locally sourced cuisine with international influences. Signature dishes include Wisconsin cheeses, comfort foods, as well as seasonal delights such as Morel Mushrooms and Cippolini Onions with Braised Rabbit and Rabbit Demi-Glace. The restaurant also features outdoor patio seating to enjoy during summer months. 

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to Megan Gosch

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