Travelers Rest, South Carolina (December 5, 2018)-- Migis Hotel Group welcomes Haydn Shaak as the new Executive Chef of Restaurant 17 at Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Chef Shaak will create an ever-changing menu of locally sourced ingredients inspired by this beautiful Blue Ridge locale.
A graduate of the culinary program at Greenville Technical College, Chef Shaak spent almost his whole life working in kitchens. His father was also a chef, so cooking became a significant part of his life. At age 16, he began an apprenticeship under his father at the Greenville restaurant CityRange Steakhouse Grill. Over five years, he worked his way through the kitchen ranks to executive chef. Chef Shaak has extensive experience in many restaurants in the Greenville area, including The Cliffs, High Cotton, Soby’s New South Cuisine, and most recently, The Farmer’s Table.
“I decided to leave Greenville’s downtown foodie scene to focus more on ‘field to table’ food,” said Chef Haydn Shaak. “I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my culinary journey, creating innovative cuisine for our guests at this beautiful property.”
ABOUT RESTAURANT 17
Sourced almost entirely from neighboring farms and nearby streams, the cuisine at Restaurant 17 has earned a reputation for the creative ways it transforms and showcases local ingredients and regional cuisine. It marries classical training and traditional techniques with a progressive culinary perspective. The menu is a reflection of the region, changing daily based on the availability of seasonal ingredients.
ABOUT HOTEL DOMESTIQUE
Inspired by the world travels of cyclist George Hincapie, Hotel Domestique offers luxurious stays and unmatched experiences in hospitality, cuisine and adventure.
Tucked at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Hotel Domestique offers a serene, quiet escape in the countryside of upstate South Carolina. The peaceful destination’s unique, luxurious blend of old-world style and modern design transports guests far beyond the routine of ordinary life, making every stay one to remember. Hotel Domestique has also become a favorite base camp for those seeking exhilarating adventures. World-class cycling, golf, fishing and hiking abound in every direction. Similarly, just as some guests spend their entire visit relaxing on property and savoring exceptional local flavors at Restaurant 17, others make the short trip to take in the award-winning culture and cuisine of nearby Asheville and Greenville.
ABOUT MIGIS HOTEL GROUP
Taking inspiration from the Abenaki word migis, a place to steal away to rest, Migis Hotel Group (MHG) is a family-run, Maine-based, and very personalized hotel management company founded in 1968. Operating boutique hotels, destination resort properties, and award-winning dining facilities, MHG properties offer guests a welcoming environment for rest and relaxation from an often hectic and overburdened life. MHG strives to provide each guest with heartfelt hospitality and a memorable dining experience for an exceptional value. Properties include Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, Maine; Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck, Maine; The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Lincolnville, Maine; The Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort, Ogunquit, Maine; 250 Main, Rockland, Maine; Higgins Beach Inn, Scarborough, Maine; The Emerson Inn, Rockport, Massachusetts; The Groton Inn, Groton, Massachusetts; and Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest, South Carolina. For more information visit migishotelgroup.com.