Fresh Food. Fresh Ideas.

Our expert team of food and beverage specialists constantly deliver the best the South has to offer in terms of the top-notch dining across every area of our Resort. From casual lakeside dining to Strolling Wedding Receptions and beyond, see what our culinary team has to offer you!

Our All-Star Culinary Cast has been assembled from all over the United States and overseas here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in order to provide a global assortment of offerings, techniques and approaches to cuisine. They are constantly working to keep our Resort-wide menus exciting and new. 

Be sure to try one of our extensive menu options at any of our restaurants across the Resort and we look forward to serving you!

Michael Klein
Executive Chef

Chef Klein brings more than 25 years of extensive culinary experience to the kitchens of Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Not only has he wowed guests with his gastronomic gifts at fine hotels in Virginia and Georgia for a quarter of a century, but Chef Klein has also served as Executive Chef at the highly respected Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta as well as National Associate Education Manager for Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America. 

Aidan Murphy
Executive Sous Chef

Chef Aidan Murphy was the first member to join the Islands' All-Star Culinary Cast when he arrived at the Islands in Summer 2011. Described as the "Ambassador of Passion," Chef Murphy is a stickler for quality who loves to get out in front of guests. This talented sous chef hails from Dublin, Ireland where he worked in his father's bakery while attending the College of Catering at Dublin Institute of Technology. 

Whitney Okula
Banquet Chef

With degrees in the Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts from the highly revered Johnson and Wales University, Okula is the creative cog in the Lake Lanier Islands' culinary wheel. Shortly after joining the team, she quickly carved out her own niche as the overseer of cold foods for banquets of all sizes with her special gift for small details and eye-catching presentation.