Wilderness Ridge Welcomes New Chef & Sous Chef

Wilderness Ridge Welcomes New Chef & Sous Chef

November 7 | 2018

LINCOLN, NE. (October 2018) – Wilderness Ridge is proud to announce and welcome Mike Perkins as the Restaurant Chef, and George Looschen as the Executive Sous Chef. Together Mike and George will be responsible for leading the culinary team for the Lodge at Wilderness Ridge. With 35 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Mike joins the Wilderness Ridge team after numerous positions as Executive chef including several Las Vegas hotels and casinos, where he became skilled in menu development and mentoring.

George joins the Wilderness Ridge team from Stokes restaurant in Omaha, where he served as Restaurant Chef, with a focus on training, creating menus and preparing menu items for diners. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, he also spent several years at Café Profusion in Colorado, where he perfected his skills in Asian fusion. George is ready to share his unique culinary knowledge, saying, "I am excited for the opportunity to work with Mike. We both have an unmatched passion for food and look forward to creating exceptional dishes our diners will enjoy in an atmosphere that can’t be matched."

Chip Cary, General Manager of Wilderness Ridge, states, “We are excited to welcome Chef Mike Perkins and Executive Sous Chef George Looschen to our culinary team.  Both Chef Perkins and Chef Looschen bring a background of classic training, combined with a wide variety of culinary styles. Their combined diverse and well-traveled culinary careers will allow us to continue our traditional Lodge favorites as well as broaden our ethnic, regional, and wild game offerings.”


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