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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Get Out of the Cold and Sample Tropical Island Cuisine…

Zehnder’s plays host to the American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs 23rd Annual Hot Food Competition. Culinary students and local chefs will compete in the finale event
of Zehnder’s Snowfest on January 26th, 2015 within 4 categories – Beef, Poultry, Pork and Pastry. This year’s event features “Cruisin’ the Caribbean – a Culinary Salute to Tropical Island Cuisine” with proceeds benefiting the Saginaw East Side Soup Kitchen After School Dinner Program.

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Make a Snowfest Impression…

Like to take pictures? Enter the annual Snowfest Photo Impressions contest which starts on January 21, 2015 and ends February 15th – upload your favorite Snowfest photo to our Zehnder’s Snowfest Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/zsnowfest) or post on Twitter or Instagram and use hashtag #ZSnowfest.

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Tigers Winter Caravan Rolls Into Snowfest 2015

On January 23rd, Zehnder’s Snowfest is proud to welcome back members of the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan and is excited to partner with Pepsi, the Detroit Tigers and the USO Support our Troops organization by providing care packages to our military personnel overseas. Please join us and show your appreciation of our military men and women by participating in our Snowfest “care package” drive.
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Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

We’ve been blessed as a company to have the responsibility as a family destination for nearly 160 years. For four generations our family and staff have had the humbling opportunity to be of service to millions of guests from every country in the world and every state in the union.
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