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On the Path to an Exceptional Poconos Dining Experience: Meet Stevan Sundberg

  
  
  
  
  
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Did you know that Woodloch is home to 9 dining facilities?  With the opening of The Market at Woodloch, let’s make that 10.  From our family-style, country-comfort cuisine in the main dining room at Woodloch Pines, to the epicurean inspired “farm to fork” spa gastronomy at The Lodge at Woodloch, we have to up our game to ensure a quality dining experience is had by all.  Enter corporate executive chef, Stevan Sundberg.

R  Marketing sara.coons food 1 When Stevan started here in the beginning of the year   he came with lofty goals in mind for the all-inclusive Woodloch Resort nestled in the Pocono Mountains.  One of these goals is love, a little TLC, “I think the food at Woodloch needs inspiration.  I want every plate that runs out of any Woodloch kitchen to exude passion and heart.”

 Just beyond the entrance to The Lodge at Woodloch is a dirt road that leads to a lush garden where the concept of “farm to fork” comes from. Growing freshly there is everything from baby kale to fresh peas nestled in their pods. In the midst of getting to know what Steven brings to the table, I was able to step into his element where he is most inspired to do what he does best. Steven thrives off the ability to give guests quality, inspired, fresh cuisine. He wants to leave each plate with something scratch prepared, not necessarily out of a can. One of the many unique elements of Woodloch culinary arts is the new ability to be able to give our guests healthy, well-balanced options that could easily have been picked fresh from the garden the day their plate hits the table; which will continue to grow, figuratively and literally.

Stevan comes to Woodloch with 29 years of service and experience as the former executive chef at Skytop Lodge. He brought with him an exuberant ambition to keep dining options here at Woodloch trendy, unique, and to create consistency within each menu. There will always be room for improvement, but when it comes to our food options here we must always aim high and raise the bar.

R  Marketing sara.coons food 2Another great asset the Stevan brings to the table is an externship development program. Giving externs an environment in which they can grow to become a key player and eventually a long-term teammate in the kitchens here at Woodloch.  The short-term benefit to this program is giving Woodloch extremely talented chefs during the most peak season when demand is high.  The externs always seem to bring in passion, positive attitudes, and professional pride to our culinary and pastry teams.

 “At the end of their visit, I want guests to leave Woodloch saying, ‘Wow! This place was great. It had great activities, and fantastic entertainment, BUT the food was out of this world!’”

Cheers to the future of Woodloch dining, welcome aboard Chef Sundberg!

-shared by Sara Coons

Summer Dining Options at Woodloch

  
  
  
  
  
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So you did it! You’ve booked your summer vacation at Woodloch, one of the top 10 resorts in the world, and you’re gearing up for your Pocono Mountains summer vacation.  Now chances are at some point in between all of the fun-filled activities, endless amenities, and spectacular evening entertainment, you’re going to get hungry.  Whether your package includes two or three meals daily, or you’ve selected one of our guest homes and do not have meals included in your package, this guide will help you understand what options Woodloch has to offer in the summer.

Woodloch Pines Resort Options

The Main Dining Room at Woodloch Pines:  Woodloch’s classic family-style dining featuring at least four entrée options, soups, salads, and appetizers.  A children’s menu is always available.  This menu changes daily and is posted outside the entrance to the dining room.  Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Inn at Woodloch:  Offers family-style dining along with an upgraded option to an à la carte menu for dinner.  Featuring at least four entrée options, soups, salads, and appetizers.  A children’s menu is always available.  Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

The North Lodge and Sports Bar:  Offers fun snack foods such as nachos, personal pizzas, hot pretzels, cold sandwiches, hot dogs, and salads.  Open daily from 11 AM to 2 AM. 

The Country Store:  Located at the Inn at Woodloch, the Country Store offers a full-service deli in addition to soups, salads, sandwiches, hoagies, fresh baked goods, and snacks.  They also carry grocery items: milk, eggs, etc.  Open seven days a week!

The Beach Bar and Grill:  Located by the beach, offers a full-service bar along with burgers, hot dogs, and chicken off the grill.  They also offer salads, nachos, snacks, and ice cream treats.  Open daily in the summer from 11 AM to 5 PM. 

The Outdoor Pool Bar:  Located at the Pool & Sports Complex, they offer wraps, salads, nachos, hot pretzels, hot dogs, fresh fruit, ice cream treats, and a full-service bar.  Open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Woodloch Springs Options

The Grille Room and Awning:  Located in the Clubhouse at Woodloch Springs overlooking the golf course.  The Grille Room provides a casual atmosphere (TVs, tables, and bar) and features American fare with an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.  Breakfast also available. 

The Vista and Terrace Dining Rooms:  Located in the Clubhouse at Woodloch Springs.  Offers a more formal atmosphere for dinner.  Menu options include seafood, steaks, pasta, veal, and fine wines.

The Lodge at Woodloch Options

Tree:  Located at our sister destination spa, Tree features organic, gourmet spa cuisine daily in a beautiful dining room overlooking the forest and a small private lake. 

Surrounding Area

The Boat House Restaurant:  A Woodloch-owned facility on Lake Wallenpaupack approximately 25 minutes away.  Serves American fare and seafood in a casual dining environment.  The Boat House is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Woodloch definitely has many options to suit your tastes.  If you would like more information or would like to make reservations, please call 570-685-8002.

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