Vice President of Food & Beverage and Corporate Chef Zane Holmquist
Utah native Zane Holmquist is the Vice President of Food & Beverage and Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley. In this capacity he oversees the food and beverage teams at Stein Eriksen Lodge, The Chateaux Deer Valley, Park Meadows Country Club and Stein Eriksen Residences (opening for 2016/2017 ski season).
In 1989 Zane participated in Salt Lake Community College’s Culinary Arts Institute culinary apprenticeship program. Zane then moved to New York to study at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. It was here that he began to develop his own unique style further refined in Hawaii and California. In 1994 Zane returned to his native Utah and joined the team at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in 2000.
Over the past 15 years, Zane has become a leader in the food industry, winning numerous awards and showcasing his work at the renowned James Beard House in Greenwich Village New York and on NBC’s Today Show. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Governor’s Culinary Artisan Award and his cuisine has been featured in numerous publications including SKI, Bon Appétit, Sunset, Salt Lake Magazine and Triathlete. When tasked with creating seasonal menus for multiple restaurants he chooses to source ingredients from farmers and vendors who have set the bar for quality and consistency; creating a truly unique dining experience.
Zane donates countless hours to charity events each year. You will find him as the lead chef at both the Taste of the Wasatch and March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala. He serves on the board for 3 Squares, Inc., a nonprofit fighting hunger in Utah with food education and food access programs. Additionally, Holmquist has instituted an externship program at Steins to develop younger chefs and encourage them to discover their own talents. He regularly hires externs from the Culinary Institute of America as well as local culinary programs to train in his kitchens. He has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America and served as a member of the Salt Lake Community College’s Alumni Council. In 2015, Zane was appointed to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Advisory Board.
When he is not in the kitchen or donating his time, Zane can be found skiing or biking in this beautiful state he calls home. Most recently he has become an avid triathlete.