NEW FOR 2020! YUMMY HAVE TEAMED UP WITH BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH EXCITING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LUXURY HOTELS IN THE USA.
"We’ve done a lot of things we’ve never done before. And we like it that way."
- Alex Cabañas
- Grill Station/Hot Line
- Pastry Operations
- Garde Manager
- Pastry and Chocolate
- Life Stations
Chef Hale has a great respect and enthusiasm for the beautiful ingredients found around Stevenson, WA.
Hale comes to Skamania Lodge having previously worked at Destination Hotels' The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe as the fine dining sous chef. From there, he moved on to banquet chef at Sandy's Pub, also located at The Resort at Squaw Creek, where he was quickly promoted to the executive sous chef.
While growing up in Sierra City, California, Hale learned to grow large vegetable gardens and small fruit orchards. This, paired with an inherited family interest in cooking, led to a passion for always sourcing locally that he has continued to carry with him throughout his culinary career.
Hale followed the call of cooking to Lake Tahoe Community College, where he received an Advanced Degree in Culinary Arts.
"It's clear to me that Skamania Lodge prides itself on being a culinary leader in the Gorge, and I share my passion for garden-grown and locally sourced dishes with both the Skamania Lodge team and the guests we serve. Freshly sourced food doesn't need any unnecessary embellishments; the quality and taste speak for themselves."
* Wine Releases
* Corporate Events
* Summer Picnics
Classes are small, so each student gets personalized instruction. Most classes include a three- or four-course meal, and, best of all, you get to eat your results and take the recipes home with you. Class offerings vary throughout the year depending on the season and availability of fresh ingredients. Past courses have included cooking with Vermont beer, making fresh pasta, indoor grilling and vegetarian cooking. We also offer French and Italian wine classes that will make you an oenophile in record time.
Our Chef’s Kitchen classroom offers an intimate space for up to eight students. The JK Adams classroom has room for 12 or more.