LUDLOW, Vt. - Okemo Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the promotion of Ellen Demers to the position of Vice President of Culinary Services, and the promotion of Chef Scot Emerson to the position of Resort Executive Chef.
Demers has been with Okemo Mountain Resort for 13 years.
She was hired as operations manager and promoted to director the following year.
is a graduate of Saint Michael's College
in Colchester, Vt. Demers
grew up in the restaurant and catering business; working summer jobs through high school and college.
The restaurant where she
worked during college offered her
a management position upon graduating.
worked for several corporate restaurants including 99 restaurants and TGI Fridays before getting her
lucky break with a Vermont ski area.
Demers worked at Stratton Mountain Resort for two years prior to her arrival at Okemo.
"Combining my love for skiing and my passion for the food industry was a dream come true," said Demers
, "and I have never looked back.
The philosophy of Ellen
departments has always been about providing the best culinary options to our guests while providing top-notch and friendly service.
As the vice-president of culinary services, Ellen
will continue to maintain the high quality her
departments are known for, while at the same time looking to make the resort experience the best possible every day."