Wednesday July 1st, 2015
Introducing Our ‘Chefs De Cuisine’
With the arrival of summer, The Oxford House Inn is undergoing some exciting changes. Coinciding with the start of July we welcome our new Dinner & Sweet Afterthought Menus. Our hand crafted summer cocktails will start shaking in Jonathan’s next week with some exciting additions to our fantastic wine list.
|Jonny Anderson (left) & Nick Kane (right),|
The Oxford House Inn's Chefs De Cuisine
Both former OHI Sous-Chefs have been promoted to this co-position, which enables them to confidently work as a team to oversee and practice all aspects of the kitchen. They are taking a step up from working side by side with Executive Chef/ Co-Owner Jonathan Spak. Now, as Chefs De Cuisine, Jonathan describes Nick and Jonny as the “Do-er’s” & him as the “See-er”. He and wife Natalie, Innkeeper/ Co-Owner, are very excited to “promote and recognize all of the hard work that Nick and Jonny do for us and The Inn. Their dedication has been invaluable to our success”.
In more detail, our Chefs De Cuisine are “fully qualified to run the kitchen”. Natalie jokes that their responsibilities are to have marvelous beards. They also are responsible for ordering and food preparation, as well as managing the kitchen and educating our younger cooks. They collectively play a large role in the creative process for our nightly specials and seasonally changing menus.
Jonny Anderson, who joined The Oxford House team in 2011, is “honored” to be a part of this establishment. Aside from his kitchen duties, his talents extend dramatically to baking, which is clearly demonstrated by way of our house-made desserts. Nick has worked his way up, starting as a dishwasher in our kitchen at the age of 16. Throughout his years under Jonathan’s training, he has developed a knack for artistic cuisine presentation and leadership in the kitchen. Now, going on his 12th year, Nick is excited to “start this new chapter” with Jonny and the rest of the OHI team.
You can view our new menus here:
Author/Photography: Meghan Moody, Oxford House Inn Marketing & Assistant Inn Keeper