Door County Chefs Putting DC Restaurants on the Map Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:36:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Restaurants Now Hiring for 2017 Season in Door County, WI Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:57:47 +0000 From one end of the peninsula to the other, there are great restaurant positions open for the 2017 season… Come work with us in Door County, WI this Summer!


NOW HIRING at Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café

  • Job Positions: Servers and Front bakery/Register people (accepting applications for all positions). This is a very fast-paced, fun work environment!
  • Hours and Wages: Negotiable, weekends/holidays required.
  • How to Apply: Come apply in person and pick up an application.


NOW HIRING at PC Junction & Pizza Czar

  • Job Positions: Cooks , wait staff,bussers, dishwashers etc.
  • Hours and Wages: full and part/time; very flexible schedule.
  • Job Start Date: May until December
  • How to Apply: Please contact Denise at 920-421-0865


NOW HIRING at Greens N Grains Natural Foods Market & Cafe 

  • Job Positions: Cafe Manager. Looking for full-time+ during the season, with part time in the off- season, cafe manager for our organic/vegetarian Cafe. Preferably we would like a chef, cook or minimally must have commercial kitchen experience. Love and understanding of natural foods also required. Training as a Chef or Cook, commercial kitchen experience; knowledge of food allergies, natural foods, vegetarian food. Job duties include food prep, staff management and training, ordering,  customer service etc. Applicants need to be energetic, able to multi-task, good with people, and fun loving!
  • Hours and Wages: This is a full-time position during the season and part-time in off-season; Salary is dependent on experience. This a day-time job, no night hours, in an air-conditioned open kitchen.
  • Job Start Date: Position begins in March/April and is year round
  • How to Apply: Please send resume or stop in for application 7821 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, 920-868-9999


NOW HIRING at Fish Creek Grill

  • Job Positions: cooks, kitchen help, servers, and bartender
  • How to Apply: Nino at 920-495-4446 or email

NOW HIRING at Gibraltar Grill

  • Job Positions: Servers, Bussers, Line Cooks
  • Wages: Competitive
  • Job Start Date: May to October
  • How to Apply: Send resume to Tom Young at

NOW HIRING at The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Job Positions: Dishwashers, morning and night shifts
  • Hours and Wages: Full and part time, pay based upon experience, starting wage $11/hour
  • Job Start Date: April 28 or later through end of October
  • How to Apply: Karin Skare at (920) 868-3634 or

NOW HIRING at The English Inn

  • Job Position: Cook – cooking on the line, needs to have experience with cooking steaks. Hours and Wages: Wages start between $13 and $14 depending on experience, it could be more. Start working at 3:45pm.
  • Job Position: Dishwasher. Hours and Wages: $10/hr start, same hours/time frame.
  • Job Position: Servers. Hours and Wages: $2.33/hr + tips, same hours/time frame.
  • Job Start Date: May 1st thru November 29
  • How to Apply: stop in at The English inn in Fish Creek anytime after 4pm. 


NOW HIRING at Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor 

  • Job Positions: cooks, bussers, fountain workers & servers!
  • Housing available! Perfect job for high school and college students! Work in a fun, fast paced environment and make great money! No experience needed!
  • How to Apply:

NOW HIRING at Chef’s Hat

  • Job Positions: cooks, prep cook, dishwasher, servers, hosts.
  • Hours: Full-time part-time available
  • How to Apply: Call or text Todd Bennett at 920-737-8146 or e-mail


NOW HIRING at Door County Creamery

  • Job Positions: Farm Hand, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Front of the House, Gelato Makers, Dishwashers, Cheese Packaging … Seeking potential year round and seasonal employees to join Team Cream. We are looking for creative, high energy, service oriented individuals who love tasting, teaching, learning about, slicing, serving and selling some amazing cheese and delicious food.
  • Hours and Wages: $9-15/hour depending on experience
  • Job Start Date: Shop opens May 1st
  • How to Apply: Please email


NOW HIRING at The Fireside Restaurant

  • Job Positions: The Fireside is one of the top rated restaurants in Door County in just 2 years! We’re growing and looking for a self motivated person with a professional attitude. This person is calm and creative and can keep up in a fast paced environment. Able to control costs, lead staff, and keep the highest standard of cleanliness in our kitchen. This person is able to create daily features and help develop our seasonal menu. Required education: High school or equivalent. Required experience: kitchen: 1 year.
  • Hours and Wages: Full Time. Salary: $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year. This is an opportunity to learn from a seasoned Professional Chef with experience across the industry from coast to coast.
  • How to Apply: (920) 854-7999


Easter Buffets & Egg Hunts in Door County, WI 2017 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:57:31 +0000 EASTER SUNDAY Brunches & Buffets: Sunday, April 16, 2017

Reservations are strongly recommended for these Easter meals as they often fill up quickly…

  • The English Inn in Fish Creek will serve their Easter Brunch from 10am-3pm at $19.95 per person. Dinner off the menu served from 4pm-Close. Complimentary chocolate fountain included with buffet and all dinners on Easter Sunday! Reservations (920) 868-3076 View Easter Menu
  • The Harbor Fish Market in Baileys Harbor opens for the season on April 14, 2017 and will be serving their Easter Buffet on Sunday from 10am-3pm at $24.95 per person, $9.94 for children under 11 years of age. Reservations (920) 839-9999 View Easter Menu
  • Scaturo’s Baking Co.  & Café in Sturgeon Bay will serve their Easter Day Brunch from 9am-2pm on April 16 at  $16.99 per person. Breakfast will be available from 7-9am. We would strongly suggest reservations for this popular buffet! Don’t forget the Lenten Menu, available Fridays until Easter! Reservations (920) 746-8727 View Lenten Menu


EASTER EGG HUNTS: Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Easter Bunny is extra busy in Door County this year, hiding eggs for several Easter Egg Hunts on the Peninsula.

  • The Egg Hunt in Baileys Harbor starts at 10am at Kendall Park by the Town Hall, and is for children 6 and under only.
  • Sister Bay‘s Egg Hunt is from 10:30 to 11:30am at Waterfront Park and is for kids from Pre-K through high school.
  • Jacksonport‘s Egg Hunt is from 11am to Noon at Lakeside Park.
  • Thee hunt is on in Ellison Bay this year at Fitzgerald Park at Noon for children ages 2 to 10 years, and children over 10 years of age are invited to volunteer to help hide the eggs!

Don’t forget to bring your own baskets, and get hopping!

Door County Lodging: Check out these Easter Lodging Specials  for more Easter fun at Newport Resort in Egg Harbor and Bridgeport Resort in Sturgeon Bay, and more great places with open rooms for Easter weekend!


NEW RESTAURANT: Glacier Ledge Opens in Egg Harbor, WI Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:01:32 +0000 EGG HARBOR, WI – Slated to open in April 2017, Glacier Ledge, the casual fine-dining restaurant experience that is part of the Door Artisan Cheese Company, is getting ready for its first season and couldn’t be more excited about what it will have to offer residents and visitors of Door County.

Glacier Ledge will feature a tantalizing menu for both lunch and dinner. Glacier Ledge will have indoor seating for 60 as well as outdoor seating for 60.  Inside, you will find an elegant dining space with a beautiful atrium featuring floor to ceiling windows giving you a sense of bringing the outdoors indoors.  There is also a magnificent fireplace made with Door County field stone that is the centerpiece of the restaurant.  The spacious outdoor seating deck overlooks beautiful woods and will feature two fire pits, a spectacular water feature, live music, craft beers, premium wines and mouthwatering creations from Executive Chef Lawrence Hutchinson.

Glacier Ledge is thrilled to have Chef Lawrence overseeing the fine cuisine selections.  Chef Lawrence presents with a very impressive pedigree.  After graduating from one of the best schools in the country, New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, Chef Lawrence took a job with the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey, California. He rose to be the Assistant Sous Chef after only 2 years.  He moved on to work in several restaurants and for catering companies feeding film crews in Los Angeles.  He was able to hone his skills on a food truck there feeding hundreds a day-serving stars including Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Warren Beatty and Ellen DeGeneres.

Because of his California upbringing, Chef Lawrence’s focus has always been on fresh and seasonal ingredients. He called his restaurant cuisine “California Bistro” because it was approachable, seasonal and everything was fresh-the freezer was for ice cream!

Chef Lawrence ran his restaurant and event facility in Orange County California for 7 years before moving to St. Louis, Mo.  There, he took a position teaching culinary students about running restaurants, food history, health and nutrition, and beer, wine & spirits.  He used this time to devote himself to learning and teaching, sharing his love of the craft.

Though Chef Lawrence was a teacher for several years, he considers himself a perpetual student.  He believes in learning as much as possible about food and its origins because that is how you elevate it to its finest self. He says technique is the answer to creating great tasting food. Use food that is fresh and seasonal and bring out the flavors of each ingredient.

Chef Lawrence and Glacier Ledge look forward to using Door County and regional ingredients to create a delicious and fun dining experience for Door County residents and visitors.

For more information about Glacier Ledge restaurant of Door Artisan Cheese Company, please contact General Manager Mary Beth Hill at or 920-606-9629.

Romantic Dining for Valentine’s Day in Door County! Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:07:59 +0000 Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, have you made your dinner reservations yet? Check out these fabulous restaurants, open and serving with love this weekend and on Valentine’s Day, and scroll down to find live music, lodging packages, and more this weekend!

Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café in Sturgeon Bay is serving a Sweetheart Brunch from 9am-2pm on Sunday, Feb. 12th, and a 4 Course Dinner for Valentine’s Day on both Saturday Feb. 11th and Tuesday, Feb. 14th from 5-8pm. $49.99 per couple includes assorted appetizer plate, soup or salad, an entrée and decadent dessert. View VALENTINE’S MENU. Reservations recommended, call (920) 746-8727.

Root Bistro & Wine Bar in Sturgeon Bay will be open 11am to 8pm on Valentine’s Day, and will be offering a free dessert to every couple dining and 20% off all glasses and bottles of wine… Both offers are available all day for those dining for lunch or dinner! Lunch served from 11am-3pm; dinner
served from 5-8pm. Reservations welcome but not required (920) 743-9463.

The English Inn Fine Dining in Fish Creek (as well as the Green Bay location) will be open 4-9pm on Valentine’s Day serving their famous Beef Wellington, salads with home-made Hot Bacon Dressing, and lots more! Reservations recommended, please call (920) 868-3076 or request reservations online.

The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay will be serving a 5 Course Wine Paired Dinner at 6pm on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th. Limited Seating, $75. Please call for reservations (920) 854-7999.

Wickman House of Ellison Bay will be serving this weekend through Valentine’s Day evening (their last night open until Spring Open). View the Valentine’s Day MENU. Reservations are recommended (920) 854-3305 or reserve online.

Door County Coffee & Tea’s “We Love You” Sale continues through Feb. 15th so you can spoil the Coffee-lover in your life! Get 25% Off all Coffee & Gifts, just shop online and use the code COFFEELOVE at checkout! The café in Carlsville will be open on Valentine’s Day for your breakfast or lunch date with your sweetie!

Make it Dinner & a Show!

LOVE ON HOLIDAY CONCERTS at Third Ave. Playhouse

Friday, Feb. 10 & Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017: Performances from the 6th annual Love On Holiday songwriting collaborative will feature different songs each night, including favorites from past years and brand-spanking new songs written this week, so you might want to attend both nights! Concerts start at 7pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. For more information please visit Tickets are just $5 at the door for this evening of incredible, original music!

LIVE MUSIC at Stone Harbor Resort

Live music begins at 8:30pm in the Pub at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Rooms and suites are still available for your romantic getaway this weekend – call (920) 746-0700 or Toll Free (877) 746-0700 or visit online for reservations.

  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 @ 8:30pm: The Moonlighers
  • Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm: Rob & The Rest

WORDS ON FIRE at Door Community Auditorium Fireside Concert Series

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @7pm: “Poets pair with musicians to create a real coffeehouse atmosphere. Nothing decaf here, just great music and verse presented by some of Door County’s finest.” Series Sponsor: The Cordon Family Foundation. Coffee Service Provided by: Base Camp Coffee Shop. 7pm. Walk-ins welcome, or visit Door Community Auditorium online.

VALENTINE’S CLUB JAZZ at Birch Creek Music Performance Center

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 @7:30pm: “A wonderful evening of music with Reggie Thomas (Jazz Piano and Voice) Rick Haydon (Guitar) and Mark Urness (Bass)! Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cash bar in the intimate setting of Juniper Hall! Visit online for more information: Birch Creek.


Looking for more ways to make your Valentine’s Day in Door County extra special?

Book a Romantic Lodging Package including great add-ons like candlelit dinners, chocolates and flowers, massages and pampering, and fireplaces and whirlpools to help you get some quality one on one time with your darling.


Holiday Meals & Restaurant Hours in Door County, WI: Dec. 23, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:42:10 +0000
  • 5th & Jefferson Coffee House in Sturgeon Bay – 920.746.1719
    OPEN Christmas Eve until Noon
    CLOSED Christmas Day
    OPEN Dec. 26-30
    OPEN New Year’s Eve until 5pm
    CLOSED New Year’s Day
    • Chef’s Hat Cafe in Ephraim – 920.854.2034
      CLOSED Christmas Weekend
      OPEN Dec. 30th 8am-2pm bf & lunch, 4:45-8pm dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Eve 8am-2pm bf & lunch, 4:45-8pm dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Day 8am-12:30pm serving breakfast only

    • English Inn in Fish Creek – 920.868.3076
      OPEN Christmas Eve 4-9pm
      OPEN Christmas Day Noon-7pm 
      OPEN at 4pm the entire week between Christmas & New Year’s
      OPEN Dec. 30th & New Year’s Eve – Live Music at 6pm! 
    • Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay  920.854.7999
      CLOSED Christmas Eve & Day
      OPEN Dec. 27-31
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – 4pm-1am Reservations recommended. Live Music 6-10pm.
    • Harbor Fish Market and Grille in Baileys Harbor – 920.839.9999
      OPEN Dec. 23 for lunch & dinner
      CLOSED Christmas Eve
      OPEN Christmas Day 11am-5pm Christmas Day Buffet
      OPEN Dec. 26-31 serving lunch & dinner daily
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations recommended
    • Shipwrecked Brew Pub  in Egg Harbor – 920.868.2767
      CLOSED Christmas Weekend
      OPEN Dec. 28—Jan. 1st 11am-9pm
      OPEN New Year’s Eve & Day 11am-9pm
    • White Gull Inn in Fish Creek – 920.868.3517
      OPEN Christmas Eve 7:30am-2:30pm
      CLOSED Christmas Day
      OPEN Dec. 26 for breakfast, lunch & dinner
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations Required

      OPEN New Year’s Day
    • Wickman House in Ellison Bay – 920.854.3305
      CLOSED Christmas Eve & Day
      OPEN New Year’s Eve – Reservations Required for Dinner seatings, Cocktail seating first come first served!

      CLOSED New Year’s Day
    Thanksgiving Day Buffets in Door County, WI: Nov. 24, 2016 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:17:41 +0000 Celebrate Thanksgiving Door County style by dining at local restaurants for your big meal or place your order early to take out from Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay, and book great lodging packages and rooms from the options listed below!

    • English Inn in Fish Creek: Thanksgiving Buffet 12-7pm. $21.95 adults / $5.95-$12.95 children (add $0.95 to child’s age from 5-12 yrs). (920) 868-3076
    • Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet seatings at 12 & 2pm. $26.99 adults / $10.99 children under 12 yrs. Large group and family friendly! VIEW MENU (920) 854-7999
    • Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor: Thanksgiving Buffet 11am-5pm. $22.95 adults / $8.95 children under 11 yrs. VIEW MENU (920) 839-9999
    • Scaturo’s in Sturgeon Bay: TAKE OUT your Thanksgiving Day Dinner! $16.99 per person (minimum 6 people per order, advance orders required). VIEW MENU (920) 746-8727
    • Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay: Thanksgiving Buffet 11am-3pm. $18.95 adults / $8.95 children under 12 yrs. VIEW MENU (920) 746-9004

    And don’t miss the annual Thanksgiving Day parade and all the holiday festivities happening this weekend… Visit‘s blog Thanksgiving Events, Lodging Packages and Rooms to book your stay and find out more about Holiday Festival events on Thanksgiving weekend!

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    22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport: August 6, 2016 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:26:06 +0000 The cherry crop is booming and pick-your-own orchards invite you to take part in the harvest throughout the county!

    Celebrate everything cherry with the family at the 22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport at Lakeside Park from 8am-4pm on August 6th. From jams and jellies, to fresh cherries, to pies, kolaches, and ice cream, to cherry brats and burgers, there will be delicious things to eat and drink all day from the food vendors while you peruse the arts and crafts fair and listen to live music.

    There will also be kids events in addition to the park’s playground to keep everyone busy, and you won’t want miss the historical collections and the 3rd Annual Car Show on the other side of the street! For more information visit

    Find great dining options with click-to-call phone number and GPS directions, and check out upcoming events throughout Door County with the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining Guide – FREE for iPhone and Android   

    ]]> Carlsville Day in Door County, WI: July 30, 2016 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:07:37 +0000 This Saturday is Carlsville Day! The short stretch of Hwy 42 that makes up downtown Carlsville in Door County, WI is home to the Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery and the Door County Coffee & Tea cafe and coffee roaster, as well as restaurants and shops open year round.

    This annual celebration invites you to bring the family and spend the day together! Gather at 10am for the Parade, and at 1pm participate in a Cherry Pie Eating Contest or a cherry/grape stomp. Shop local that the arts and crafts booths while you enjoy live music with the Modern Day Drifters from 11am-3pm, and at noon you wont’ want to miss the Wild West Reenactment! There’s lots more going on in Carlsville this Saturday – we’ll see you there!

    Looking for a place to stay this weekend? Visit Door County Lodging’s Last Minute Lodging Blog!

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    Door County Wine Fest in Egg Harbor: June 25, 2016 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:02:43 +0000 Celebrate your love of wine and your love of things made in Door County at Egg Harbor’s brand new event, the Door County Wine Fest! Organized by the Door County Wine Trail and the Egg Harbor Business Association, the Wine Fest will feature over 80 different wines made right here in Door County, as well as lots of tasty food, and music!

    Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day for your edutainment, and VIP attendees get extra perks including additional wines to sample and early admission. The Dave Steffen Band and Brass Differential will provide live music all afternoon starting at 12pm at the Harbor View Park Stage, and a variety of other bands can be found at the Nicolet Bank Stage, the Hwy 42 South Stage, and the Cupola House Gazebo Stage from 1-5pm. Greens N Grains hosts a collaborative Poetry Reading by Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and Write On, Door County including Chicago poet and musician Al DeGenova, former Door County Poet Laureate Estella Lauter, and current Door County Poet Laureate Ralph Murre, as well as well as several others.

    Tickets can be purchased online for $35 each or at the event for $40 (21+). There is no charge for Designated Drivers as the event has grown to exceed the festival grounds! The Door County Trolley and Kobussen Buses will be running shuttles to and from the festival from a variety of Egg Harbor locations from 11am-6:30pm on Saturday at no charge (tips appreciated!) – please visit online for shuttle schedule and parking info!Door County Wine Fest logo

    Uncork Summer Festival & Olde Ellison Bay Days: June 25, 2016 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:57:20 +0000 Uncork-Summer-2014

    June 25, 2016

    Now in it’s 3rd year, the Uncork Summer Food, Wine & Music Festival is a much-loved addition to Olde Ellison Bay Days, which also features arts and crafts, art demos, kids activities, a parade, food, and lots of fun throughout the day on Saturday, June 25th.

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    Uncork Summer starts at 10am on the grounds of Wickman House (11976 River Rd. Ellison Bay, WI 54210). From 10am-2pm meet the host of Public Television’s Wisconsin Foodie program, Kyle Cherek, who will give a keynote address on Farm-to-Table Dining starting at 12:30pm on the main stage under the big tent, followed by demonstrations by Chef Terri Milligan and Chef Janice Thomas.

    Katie Dahl & Rich Higdon

    Katie Dahl Band

    Throughout the event enjoy live music from Small Forest and the Katie Dahl Band while you sample from dozens of participating restaurants including Bearded Heart Coffee and Harbor Fish Market (Baileys Harbor), Door County Creamery and Sub Express (Sister Bay), Shoreline Restaurant (Gills Rock), The Fireside Restaurant, Mink River Basin, Island Orchard Cider, and of course Wickman House (Ellison Bay), and many more!

    Admission to the Uncork Summer Festival is just $5 and Food and Drink Tickets may be purchased at $5 each (each drink or dish = one ticket). Free Parking is available at the Liberty Grove Historical Society, with shuttle service to and from the festivities. Due to another event, Hwy 42 will be closed in Egg Harbor, so you may want to take the scenic drive up Hwy 57 to avoid detours!


    FREE Dining App!

    Find GPS directions and click-to-call phone numbers for all of Door County’s wonderful restaurants, including those participating in Uncork Summer, on the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining App on iTunes and the Google Play Store!