Great Wolf Lodge Introduces Inaugural Junior Chef Council
The Nation’s Top Kid Cooking Show Champions and Culinary Tastemakers To Create Menu for Kids by Kids
Great Wolf Lodge has announced that they created a Junior Chef Council comprised of the country’s top kid chefs and culinary tastemakers that came together to help develop a new kids’ menu for the company’s 17 indoor waterpark resorts. My kids are so excited about this! The Great Wolf Lodge is one of our favorite overnight getaways. But here’s another secret – we are huge fans of kids’ cooking shows! My 13-year-old daughter actually wants to go to culinary school. It’s been her dream since she was a little kid. So, to know that children had a say in the menu that she will enjoy while staying at the Lodge is going to be a real treat! It’s exactly what she wants to do!
So who is a part of the Great Wolf Lodge’s Junior Chef Council? Members include MasterChef Junior Season 2 winner, Logan Guleff (15) and MasterChef Junior Season 5 winner, Jasmine Stewart (13); Jonas Cora Ehrlich (12) and Gavin Cora Ehrlich (10), sons of Iron Chef Cat Cora and wife, Nicole Cora Ehrlich; Madeline Zakarian (11) and Anna Zakarian (9), daughters of Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian; and Conrad Elliot (8) and Jed Elliot (6), sons of Chef Graham Elliot. While Conrad is an official member of the Council, Jed will serve as the Council’s official taster, ensuring his brother and other members are delivering on the culinary goods. I LOVE THIS!
The new kids’ menu will initially be featured exclusively at full-service restaurants at Great Wolf Lodges across North America. Look out for the update and let me know what your children think once they get to enjoy it!
There are so many reasons why I love to cook as a mom. It brings my family together. It gives me a chance to try new things and to watch my children do the same. It puts us all on an adventure without ever having to leave our dining room table. Food even helps us remember great moments from past vacations. When Conrad Elliot was asked why he was so excited to be a part of the council, he said because food has always been a part of his life:
“Food is a huge part of our life and we learn a lot cooking with our dad, so being part of something that gives Jed and me time in the kitchen with other kid chefs is really cool and should be a great experience,” said Conrad Elliot.
Great Wolf Lodge locations include: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; Fitchburg, Mass., Charlotte, N.C.; Garden Grove, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo; Bloomington, Minn; LaGrange, Ga and Gurnee, Ill. Additional resorts planned include Scottsdale, Ariz. (late 2019).