Featuring Chef Ralph Pesznecker
Chef Ralph "Pez" Pesznecker is a competition/events chef employed at Timberline Lodge Resort as Evening Operations Manager. Timberline, a Kohnstamm family business since 1955, offers year-round lift-served snowsports and a historic, New Deal-era lodge and is a centerpiece in Oregon's unique and diverse culinary culture. Chef Pez says that as a resort manager, he has learned food and food service from amazing and inspirational culinary professionals. He specializes in remote location culinary events, preparing and presenting cuisine in unfamiliar, original settings that may or may not include kitchen space. His first culinary competition was National Onion Association's 2010 annual meeting at Portland Hilton where he was awarded 3rd place. Dozens of events and competitions followed. He was recently Oregon's Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge 2014 Professional Champpion and Chinook Winds Casino's Beach, Bacon and Brew Fest Professional 2nd Place.Chef Pez started at Timberline in 1981 as a ski instructor. Over the years, he has fielded plenty of questions regarding his path from snowsports trainer at historic Timberline to presenting first-place dishes at food competitions. The bottom line, Chef Pez says, is "I just like creating interesting dishes with really good food and sharing my favorite tasty treats with others."
Chef List coming soon!