The Lodge Executive Chef
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge’s fine culinary kitchen is led by Executive Chef Lanny Chin.
Chef Lanny Chin has spent the majority of his life in the kitchen. From an early age, he could be found observing his grandfather, a chef at the old Cleveland hot spot, Theatrical. Chef Lanny worked his way up from the dishwasher to Executive Chef for the Hyde Park Group. Despite his meteoric career path, chef Lanny recognized that there was still culinary knowledge he was lacking. He willingly stepped down from his position to enroll in the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute. After completion of this program, Chef Lanny further expanded his restaurant knowledge by acting as dining room manager for J. Alexander's. Yet Chef Lanny longed to be back in the kitchen. He eventually secured a position at Chicago's world-famous Alinea working under the renowned Chef Achatz. This opportunity soon led to another as Chef Lanny was offered an Executive Chef position back in Cleveland at Lago, the anchor restaurant in the city's attempts to revitalize the Flats East Bank. In his constant efforts to expand his knowledge of food and the world, Chef Lanny is now here, incorporating Alaskan seafood into his experience and expertise, at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.
We are very pleased to have Lanny Chin leading the culinary experience for all our guests at the lodge.