Executive Chef Nathan Rich started working at the Lake Placid Lodge in 2010. Prior to joining the Lodge, Rich was the Chef de Cuisine for the esteemed Asana Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. Rich is a native of Farmington, NH and completed his apprenticeship and received formal training at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel. Since arriving at the Lodge, Rich has received the 2012 Relais and Chateaux Rising Chef Award, increased relationships with local farmers and helped start the Lodge’s first seasonal garden and teaching kitchen.
Chef Rich believes in cooking good quality foods that have been naturally grown or raised. “I try to use the most natural ingredients because they have the most flavor. I am in a great area in upstate New York with all the local farmers that supply the area with quality foods.” Rich adds, “I enjoy the ability to be creative on a daily basis. There are always new products to use and wonderful new dishes to create for our guests to experience.”