Grand Geneva Resort & Spa names Jason Poole as executive chef

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisc., owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, has named Jason Poole as executive chef. In his new role, Poole will oversee all culinary operations at the resort to continue to provide fresh, authentic dining experiences for guests. www.grandgeneva.com.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to the Grand Geneva and look forward to his expertise and leadership with our culinary team,” said Steven Magnuson, managing director. “Jason’s extensive experience and innovative creations will continue to position the resort as a top dining destination in Southeastern Wisconsin.”



With a culinary background spanning more than 15 years, Poole brings experience and fresh perspective to the resort. Prior to joining the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Poole recently served as executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, overseeing the entire culinary operation.  He has also held various chef positions at Hyatt Hotel properties across the country, from California to South Carolina. Poole has demonstrated great success opening multiple restaurants and winning awards within Hyatt Hotels.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has three premier restaurants including Geneva ChopHouse, offering guests the very finest steak and seafood; Ristoranté Brissago, featuring fresh, authentic Italian fare; and Grand Café, serving seasonal, contemporary American favorites in a more casual atmosphere.

Poole received his formal culinary training from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is set on 1,300 acres in the legendary southeastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms; WELL Spa + Salon; two golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility, 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and three restaurants.


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