Sixty Four Days Until Launch

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I was having lunch in Z-Chef’s Café, on the lower level of Zehnder’s, the other day when I noticed one of our regular customers Eric. Eric travels throughout Michigan and I believe the Midwest as the marine insurance expert for a local insurance company.
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Chef John Zehnder’s Culinary Dinner “What’s Old is New Again”

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

On Friday, March 27 I’ll be hosting my spring cooking class. If you’ve attended in the past, you know that I do things a little different. It’s not the traditional “and now you put the butter in the sauté pan”, but rather a series of dinner courses specially selected to allow the attendee to learn about and experience the unique food items I’ve selected.
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Zehnder’s Bakery Staff Offers Hands-On How-To Classes for Spring

March is here and if you are like me, you must be getting tired of this cold and snowy weather and want to see some sign of spring. Well, we have a way to get rid of the “winter blahs” and put you in the mood for spring. Our talented bakery staff has been
working on some delightful recipes and treats for Spring and Easter that we know will excite you.

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Snowfest Impressions Contest Winners

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Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth hosted a Snowfest photo contest giveaway called “Snowfest Impressions” during January and February. The Snowfest Committee chose three finalists
based on subject matter relating to Zehnder’s Snowfest 2015. All three photos were uploaded to the official Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth Facebook fan page and voted on by fans.
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Hey, It’s Mid-Winter!

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

Okay, Zehnder’s Snowfest 2015 is in the books and just when you think, after 24 years, it can’t get any better; it does. A combination of mild weather and low gas prices encouraged
thousands to visit. The ice and snow carvings were great and a visit by the Detroit Tigers on the Friday of Snowfest just made it a spectacular event. The traditional end to Snowfest has been the Chef’s Hot Food Competition sponsored by the local American Culinary Federation held in our Main Dining Room. A great way for local chefs to compete and show their stuff.
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See the Top Talent of Zehnder’s Snowfest 2015…

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The warmer than average temperatures and lower gas prices brought thousands of spectators to Frankenmuth during Zehnder’s Snowfest. Once again, professional snow and ice carvers brought their vision to life with beautifully detailed snow and ice sculptures throughout downtown. In addition, visitors enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and the annual American Culinary Federation’s Hot Food Competition hosted by Zehnder’s.
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There is Still Time to Make a Snowfest Impression…

Took pictures during Snowfest? Make a Snowfest Impression and enter your favorite photo now through February 15th to the official Zehnder’s Snowfest Facebook fan page or post on Twitter or Instagram and use hashtag #ZSnowfest.
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Zehnder’s Scores Top Honors in American Culinary Federation’s Annual Hot Food Competition

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On January 26th, Zehnder’s played host to the American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs 23rd Annual Hot Food Competition. Culinary students and local chefs competed in the finale event of Zehnder’s Snowfest within 4 categories – Beef, Poultry, Pork and Pastry featuring a tropical theme “Cruisin’ the Caribbean – a Culinary Salute to Tropical Island Cuisine”. All proceeds benefitted the Saginaw East Side Soup Kitchen After School Program.
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Happy New Year!

Since 1856 our company has begun the New Year with one goal in mind; exceeding the expectations of our guests. Since my grandparents took over the business 86 years ago, generations of families have been visiting our company and trusting us to deliver on our promise, “Every Guest Leaves Satisfied.”
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Here we go again!

By Executive Chef John Zehnder, CEC, AAC, HGT

Now that the holiday season is over and the reality of winter begins to set in, it’s time to start up ZChef’s Friday Night Fish Fry buffet. The star of our show, as always, is Great Lakes yellow perch. In June of 2009 we hosted the annual convention of the Order of the Golden Toque, America’s top 100 chefs, of which I am a member. As I reviewed proposed menus for this three day event with my culinary staff, we decided to feature all local Michigan ingredients including yellow perch at the opening icebreaker reception.
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