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Mr. Terry Reis

Wrong Terry Reis?

Chef and Owner

Local Address:  Yarmouth , Iowa , United States
Yarmouth Cafe

Employment History

  • Executive Chef
  • Chef Instructor
    Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • Culinary Arts Instructor
    Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • General Manager
    Drake Restaurant
  • Teacher
    Arts Institutes International

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • certified executive chef
19 Total References
Web References
Certified Executive Chef Terence ..., 16 Mar 2012 [cached]
Certified Executive Chef Terence Reis and wife Lori Denney bought the restaurant formerly known as Turn 2 on July 1, 2009.
Terence S. Reis, Owner and Certified Executive Chef
Terence S. Reis recently held the position as General Manager at the Drake Restaurant in Burlington, Iowa. He is also the current chef/owner of the Yarmouth Cafe in Yarmouth, Iowa. Before moving to Iowa in the summer of 2004, he was a Culinary Arts Instructor at the Art Institutes International Minnesota, and is a "Certified Executive Chef" with the American Culinary Federation. His past culinary experience serving as Executive Chef with Hyatt, Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson hotels and private clubs where he has defined and cultivated his culinary and ice carving skills. He is a member of the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, which organizes the renowned St. Paul Winter Carnival, a 100 year old event. For the past 10 years, Mr. Reis has been the Coordinator of the Ice Carving Competition held in Rice Park as part of the Winter Carnival celebration. This popular event draws highly acclaimed ice carvers on an international level to compete for the best in ice sculptures. Mr. Reis has also worked with the Minnesota Film Board where he has created ice sculptures for the movie "Jingle All the Way", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Mighty Ducks Two". Mr Reis' talents have been spotlighted on local TV as well as recently featured in "National Geographic Explorer", "Sports Illustrated", "International Titanic Exhibit", and "Good Morning America". He was featured in "Minnesota Monthly Magazine" January 2002 issue, and received the "Chef's Professionalism Award" in December of 2002 from the American Culinary Federation St. Paul chapter. In 2003, he was certified as a "Professional Master Ice Carver" and "Competition Ice Carver" with the National Ice Carving Association in Chicago. Terry looks forward to offering his ice carving skills for various functions and events in Southeast Iowa!
Ai in the News, 19 Nov 2000 [cached]
Terry Reis, Chef Instructor, The Art Institutes International MinnesotaChef Reis and two culinary students were featured on this program, geared toward teens.The segment focused on culinary arts as a career for those coming out of high school.
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The Hawk Eye Newspaper, 5 Dec 2004 [cached]
Terence Reis still is trying to put his finger on the culinary pulse of the area, but he's starting to feel the beat.
The executive chief at The Drake, 106 Washington St., has created a new menu at the restaurant, which opened in June 2003 on the Burlington riverfront.
Gone are the steaks priced by the ounce, while additions include baked pasta dishes and a variety of seafood options.
"We try to offer something no one else has in town," said Reis, who came on board as chef about five months ago.
Reis is a certified executive chef and certified culinary educator with the American Culinary Federation, most recently teaching cooking at Arts Institutes International in Minnesota.
He relocated to Burlington with his wife, Lori Denney, who will be serving as assistant general manager at the Comfort Suites being built on Burlington's south side.
Reis said popular items such as elk and buffalo remain staples on the two-week-old menu, noting that the revamping of steak pricing has already made them a more popular selection.
"It was confusing for the customers," he said."Now, we can hardly keep up on the broiler."
Reis has teamed with Ron Kastner, Joe Jolin and John Russell to head up operations at the restaurant since the departure of Doug Coyle, a longtime Burlington restaurateur who was among the founders of the restaurant.
Reis said creating a niche in the southeast Iowa customer base takes some getting used to.Unlike the steady stream of customers he was accustomed to in Minneapolis, the Burlington restaurant sees its dinner business comes in spurts.
But the lunch crowd, Reis said, has been steady, noting there are a fair number of regulars at The Drake.
Reis also plans to use his education background in the coming months.
"When people come in, hopefully I ... [cached]
"When people come in, hopefully I give them the wow-factor with the menu," said owner Terry Reis.
Reis is a certified executive chef with decades of restaurant experience in urban centers reaching from Florida to California. Now, he's finding roots in southeast Iowa.
"This is a little bit different than the big city," he said.
But he's cooked delicious dishes here since 2009. He serves them with flair and a smile, one plate at a time.
"Colby Jack cheese with pepper in it," said Terry. "And there's thick apple wood smoked bacon on top of it."
This culinary masterpiece was voted "Best Burger" in 2013 by the Iowa Beef Council.
"There it is, the Angus Black Crown Burger," Terry said.
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Wednesday, Turn 2 owners Bill and ..., 5 July 2009 [cached]
Wednesday, Turn 2 owners Bill and Vickie Malcom and Jon and Cindy Fye sold the restaurant to Terry Reis, owner of the Yarmouth Cafe in nearby Yarmouth.
That is what got the attention of Reis.
"I get a lot of people at wedding receptions and things like that," he said. "But I don't have the room."
Reis isn't new to restaurants or cooking.
He recently held the position as general manager at the Drake Restaurant in Burlington.
Even though Yarmouth and Mediapolis are just minutes away, Reis said there is a difference between the two towns and customers of Turn 2 and Yarmouth Cafe.
"It is two different worlds," he said. "Yarmouth has its own customers and Mediapolis has its own customers. But the food is good."
According to Reis' research, The Yarmouth Cafe has been a landmark of the town of Yarmouth for over 100 years.
Reis said the Yarmouth Cafe has a regional appeal as he has noticed customers from Mount Pleasant and Winfield.
Reis said he is still working on making changes to Turn 2, but was not yet ready to make them public. He is not expecting a change in staff at Turn 2.
Even though the news has been full of economic struggles in nearly every category, Reis does not think it's desperate times for him.
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