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Lake Geneva’s Abbey Resort Hires New Executive Chef

FONTANA, WI (January 10, 2023)-- The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa is pleased to announce the addition of Luis Quezada as Executive Chef at Lake Geneva’s only lakeside full service resort. He is leading The Abbey Resort’s culinary operation and menu creation at the resort’s casual lakeside dining outlets (Waterfront Restaurant, Gazebo Grill and Cafe Latte), Avani Spa, all in-room dining and banquet events, and 240 West, the resort’s signature farm to fork restaurant.

“Today we focus on scratch cooking based on regenerative ingredients. Sustainable agriculture, like what we find from the best of our Wisconsin farms is the source of this regenerative food. Fusion Cuisine, that has gained popularity in recent years, matches our belief that by mixing and matching different products and changing preparation methods we can bring vibrance and color to the food we share with our guests,” said Luis Quezada, Executive Chef at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa.

Leaning on his industry experience of over 20 years, Chef Luis will oversee a team of approximately 40 team members. Quezada has worked in culinary management positions at several major hotels and resorts across the country such as:

  • Executive Chef at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center (Poconos, PA), Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center (Austin, TX) and Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort (Santa Fe, NM)

  • Key culinary rolls at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas,NV), Sandia Casino Resort (Albuquerque, NM) and Bellagio Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV)


He is also a certified Chef through the American Culinary Federation.

About The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa has been providing The Lake Geneva Experience to guests for nearly 60 years. The Abbey Resort is the only full-service resort on the shore of Lake Geneva, welcoming families, corporate guests, couples and groups of friends year-round, and is conveniently located just 75 miles from downtown Chicago and 45 miles from Milwaukee. The Abbey offers 334 guest rooms, award-winning dining experiences, over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and the on-site 35,000 square-foot Avani Spa offering a full menu of spa and salon services on their 90 acres of beautifully manicured lakeside property.

Health And Safety: The Abbey Resort follows modern sanitation and hygiene practices using an 8-point high-touch cleaning procedure and updated equipment to ensure the highest level of cleanliness in our entire resort.

For more information or reservations, visit The Abbey Resort’s website or call 800-709-1323. The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa is managed and operated by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels.



Martha Carlos
Phone: 773-354-8115