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A Family Affair…

Doug Lemcke and Nick Shelton promotions

Zehnder’s has a long history of great customer service with a strong team behind it. Many team members have devoted decades of loyal employment to Zehnder’s and have moved up through the ranks as opportunity continues to grow.

Zehnder’s is pleased to annouce the promotion of two long-time team members: Doug Lemcke and Nick Shelton. Doug Lemcke, currently the Director of Lodging at Zehnder’s Splash Village is being promoted to Vice President of Lodging and Food and Beverage. In this expanded role, Doug will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark but will also be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company-wide Food and Beverage team at Zehnder’s Restaurant. Doug has been employed with Zehnder’s for 38 years and has served in a host of capacities since joining Zehnder’s in 1980. Doug has his BBA from Northwood University in Business Management and has extensive Food and Beverage and Lodging experience which makes him uniquely qualified to succeed and excel in his expanded role.

Nick Shelton, currently the Director of Golf at The Fortress Golf Course and a fourth generation family member, is being promoted to the Director of Golf and Retail. In his expanded role, Nick will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of The Fortress but will work closely with Jan Rusch, Retail Marketplace Manager and the Retail Team to oversee day-to-day operations of Zehnder’s Retail Marketplace. Nick has been employed with Zehnder’s for 15 years and has worked in a host of areas including Zehnder’s Splash Village and Zehnder’s Restaurant since 2003. Nick has a BBA and Master’s Degree from Valparaiso University and is very qualified to help position Zehnder’s for the future in a dynamic and changing retail environment. Nick has been involved in the success and leadership at The Fortress Golf Course for the past six years.

The next time you visit us, there is a very good chance that you will run into Doug or Nick as they are very visible team members within the company. As always, our goal is to ensure that Every Guest Leaves Satisfied and we welcome your comments and feedback.

As Zehnder’s expands, we welcome new team members to join our family. If you or someone you know is interested in a secure, family-oriented and fun work environment, we welcome you to apply for any of our available positions including Cake Decorator, Server, Drumstick and more. You can view all available positions and apply online below. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!

View Employment Opportunities Below:

July 30, 2019


Job Title: ServerDepartment: Food & Beverage – Main Floor Dining RoomsStatus: 20-40 hrs Shifts: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 4:00 pm – Close Job Description: • Prepares for customer’s arrival in Dining Rooms or for private parties: • Determines their table assignments. • Sets tables […]
August 2, 2019

Zehnder’s Splash Village Food Production Supervisor

Job Title: Splash Village Food Production Supervisor Department: Food & Beverage Job Description: • Develop and administer labor schedules to insure proper coverage in all areas. • Utilize Predictive Index to determine proper staff placement. • Demonstrate high level of customer service and support “Every Guest Leaves Satisfied” • Develop […]
July 30, 2019

Service Assistant

Job Title: Service AssistantDepartment: Food & Beverage – Main Floor Dining RoomsStatus: Part-Time 10hrs-20hrsShifts: 1-8:00 pm, 4-9:00 pm Job Duties: • Provides support to servers and maintains all service standards when assigned to dining rooms, banquets and special event functions.• Assists servers in the performance of their duties as directed […]
July 18, 2019


Job Title: BartenderDepartment: Food & Beverage – Main BarStatus: 20-30 hrsShifts: 10:00am – 4:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 4:00 pm – Close Job Description:• Prepares all beverages for serving:• Mixes alcoholic drinks, using garnishes when necessary.• Uncorks or decants wine, prepares glasses.• Serves beer, pours soda.• Prepares glasses.• […]
July 18, 2019

Elf Hollow Cafe Cook

Job Title: CookDepartment: Elf Hollow Café Status: 20-30 hrs.Shifts: 7 am-3 pm, 12 pm-8 pm, 2 pm-Close, 4 pm-Close Job Description:• Review of the special party/event functions.• Provide necessary production of foods so as to not have uninterrupted flow of product.• Daily checking the coolers and freezers to insure proper […]


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