Meet Executive Chef John Luchtel
Executive Chef John Luchtel has a passion for creating uncomplicated dishes using local and seasonal ingredients.
John's passion for food was recognized at an early age when he
was lured into the culinary world.
He studied the culinary arts at Southeast Community College and The University of Nebraska.
It was here John
learned to develop his
own unique style and flair.
has perfected his
skills at exclusive restaurants and hotels to include The Knickerbocker Hotel on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago and tourist hot spots such as Boca Raton, Florida and Desert Hot Springs, California.
Since joining University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center as Executive Chef, John has infused the menu with Classic French sauces, the heat of the Southwest and flavors of Asia.
Inspired by local ingredients, the menu is derived from fresh produce and seasonal catches to offer an exciting variety of thoughtfully designed and locally sourced specialties.
Second only to cooking is John's passion for people.
enjoys working with up and coming chefs in discovering their own talents in the same way that he
best advice: listen and learn from other chefs in all walks of life, there are always lessons to be learned.
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