New ‘Blue Stem’ Restaurant at Gull Lake View Hires Chef
Gull Lake View Golf Resort in Augusta has hired an executive chef, for the new Blue Stem Restaurant, at Gull Lake View.Renee Hogge, has a background of opening and running not only her own restaurants (the Brighton Bar and Grill in Brighton and the Red Cedar Grill in Williamston), but also has spent more than a decade as executive chef at one of the state’s top private clubs (Barton Hill Country Club in Ann Arbor). She also was Executive Chef at Win Shuler's in Marshall.
The Blue Stem sits nearly 200 feet up on a ridge on the highest point in Kalamazoo County.
“We wanted it to be interesting without being too far crazy,” she said. “I like to cook more traditional food but I don’t want it to taste traditional. We have a Golf course with a variety of Scottish traits. The restaurant is named after a prairie grass, native to Michigan and the Midwest. So we incorporated some traditional Scottish ingredients, using caraway seeds and leeks and cabbage in the menu, to blend the two countries together.”
-Executive Chef Renee Hogge
Blue Stem is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.