• Amy Bissell Announced as Recipient of the 2019 Culinary Arts Scholarship

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  • GAYLORD, MI – On July 18th, 2019 the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce presented Amy Bissell with the 2019 Culinary Arts Scholarship in the amount of $600.

    Amy has been accepted into the Culinary Arts program at Northwestern Michigan College and will begin her course work this fall. As an Otsego County resident and a hard working culinary student who leads the kitchen at The Loon Golf Resort at the supervisory level, Amy fit the criteria perfectly. David Bourdalais, Director of Operations spoke highly of Amy in his reference letter, at one point touching on Amy’s leadership qualities, “She is the youngest supervisor in company history (13 years), proving her maturity is beyond her years. A natural leader, Amy demonstrates the ability to balance supervising and teamwork in a fast-paced environment.” We’re excited to see where culinary education will lead Amy.

    This scholarship was funded by a portion of the 2019 Taste of Gaylord proceeds, thank you to those who made this award possible.

  • Taste of Gaylord

    "Under the Big Top!"

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  • It’s that time of year again and we’re ready to feature some of Gaylord’s finest restaurants! The Gaylord Chamber’s annual Taste of Gaylord is “Under the Big Top” this year at the Treetops Resort Convention Center on April 16th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM!

    So what’s “Under the Big Top” mean? Just think Red, White and the sweet scent of spring! That’s right; we’ll be hosting a circus themed event complete with corresponding entertainment! We’ve got a great evening lined up and there’s more to come! You can look forward to great food, a grand prize drawing valued at $500, live circus entertainment and more! You can purchase your tickets for just $35 beginning on Monday, February 25th HERE, by calling 989-732-6333 or emailing Rebecca@gaylordchamber.com!


    Taste of Gaylord is one of the premier events held each year by the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce. Premium Chamber Member restaurants take part in this extravaganza of culinary delights by showcasing some of their finest Tastes of Gaylord.

    Tickets are required for this typically sold out event. 




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  • Participating Restaurants Include:

    The Iron Pig Smokehouse

    - Smoked White Bean Chicken Chili

    - Classic Low & Slow Pulled Pork

    (Pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw)


    Jet's Pizza


    -Pizza, Detroit Style!
    (Samples of deep dish pizza)

    - Chocolate Chip Cookie

    (Chocolate chip cookie samples)


    Buffalo Wild Wings

    - Chips & Salsa

    (House made salsa with tomato, jalapeno, onion and cilantro)

    - Boneless Wings

    (Honey BBQ  - tender all white meat chicken, lightly breaded and cooked to a golden crisp)

    - Mini Corn Dogs

    (Mini hot dogs, cornmeal batter)


    Michaywe Inn the Woods

    - BLT Dip with Crackers and Crostini's

    - Mini Pork and Chicken Tacos

    -Mini Elephant Ears!


    Treetops Resort - Hunters

    -Smoked Pheasant Soup

    "So Good it Defies Description!"


    Lady Latte


    (Assorted cupcakes courtesy of Strictly Sweets, Kim Brown)



    Big Buck Brewery

    -Shrimp & Polenta Cake

    (Roasted poblano polenta cake topped with sauteed shrimp and pico de gallo)


    (Andouille sausage,  chicken and shrimp in a cajun cream sauce with onions and peppers served over dirty rice)

    -Mini Apple Pie in a Cinnamon Sugar Crust

    (Served with maple bourbon ice cream)


    Dowker's Meat Market & Deli


    (Fresh polish, smoked polish, sauerkraut)


  • Participating Restaurants Include:

    La Senorita

    - Coctel de Camarones (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail)

    - Chicken Empanadas with Dipping Sauce

    - Chips & Salsa


    Sugar Bowl Restaurant

    - Cajun Tenderloins (Puff pastry, Detroit zip sauce)

    -Cranberry Orange Mascarpone Torte


    Otsego Resort

    - Elk Street Taco's

    (Grilled jack Pine Elk served on corn tortillas topped with pickled vegetables and cotija cheese)

    - Butter Cake topped with Bourbon Sauce & Caramel Corn


    Porter Haus

    - Elephant Ear sliders with candied bacon

    - Pretzel encrusted chicken satays

    - Thumb Bites (Steak Bites)

    - Kings Cake Pop

    - Candied Apples



    Gaylord Community Schools Culinary Arts Team

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    -Taco Cups

    -Crab Ranguns

    -Beef Tenderloin with Garlic & Merlot Jam

    -Fruit Kabobs

    -Bruchetta w/ Scallops Ceviche

    -Oreo Cheese Cake



    CRAVE Pasta Pizza Pub

    -House Meatball

    (Homemade meatballs in our house-made sauce)

    -Salty Hog

    (Bacon onion jam, house cheese blend, pulled pork, and balsamic drizzle)


    (House red sauce, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, olive oil and basil)

    -House CRAVE

    (Fresh linguini, house red sauce, meatball, parmesan and romano cheeses)

    -CRAVE Bars



    - Kirkland Signature Chocolates

    - Roasted Chicken and Swiss High Rollers