During the summer months, I’ll have the opportunity to introduce you to our talented culinary team. Our executive chefs work each day to provide delicious, healthy, fun meals to our guests. I look forward to introducing them to you so you can learn a little more about what makes them howl in the Great Wolf Lodge kitchen.
As the Executive Chef at the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohio, Chef Greg Kaufman has been a part of the pack since 2001. Chef Kaufman has also helped open numerous Great Wolf Lodge resorts and train new Food and Beverage pack members in the kitchens.
With degrees from Bowling Green State University and the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Chef Kaufman enjoys creating delicious food for families at the resort.
GWL – What inspires you most?
Chef Kaufman – My inspiration would have to be presentation. I like trying new ideas for plating and presentation. I look for thing to have a “wow” factor before they leave the kitchen.
GWL – What would you like to tell someone who wants to become a chef?
Chef Kaufman – If it is your dream then follow it whatever it is. This profession takes a lot of dedication and patience to get ahead. If it is your passion then the time will fly by and always remember that you can learn something from everyone no matter how talented you or they are. Every day is different; no two days are the same in this profession.
GWL – What makes being a chef at Great Wolf Lodge so special?
Chef Kaufman – With so many properties there is always someone to reach out to for brainstorming on a variety of topics. Having so many chefs in so many different regions makes this job entertaining and enjoyable.
GWL – What is your favorite tool in the kitchen?
Chef Kaufman - My favorite kitchen gadget is a simple one - a high heat rubber spatula. It’s simple and never melts. You can leave it in a hot pot or skillet and don't have to worry about it burning. Personally everyone should have one, and they'll never have to buy another one again because they are so great.