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Basin Harbor chef recognized for using local foods

FERRISBURGH — Basin Harbor Club Executive Chef Christian Kruse was named Chef of the Year at the 33rd annual Vermont Tourism Summit in Killington on April 14. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce presented their Hospitality Award to Chef Kruse in recognition of his support for Vermont’s agricultural economy.
Kruse’s menus showcase local ingredients sourced from the farms and orchards that surround the 700-acre historic Basin Harbor Club on the shores of Lake Champlain. He is also Basin Harbor’s director of Food & Beverage.
A release announcing the award said Kruse is extremely passionate about the industry and the employees involved in the food and beverage operation at Basin Harbor Club. He has high expectations and holds every one of his employees to them.
Kruse has worked for Basin Harbor for 11 years from an intern rising to the role of executive chef.
The Chef of the Year Award recognizes an individual with a proven history of supporting Vermont’s agricultural economy through the use of local food and products.
“Season after season, Chef Kruse seeks the very best of everything produced, grown or raised in Vermont, and then uses his culinary style to elevate the flavors and creatively present each dish,” said Jen Wyman, director of Resort Marketing for Basin Harbor Club. “We’re grateful for the Vermont Chamber acknowledging his contribution to the state’s tourism.”

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