Excitement is in the air at Teton Springs Resort! It’s the kind of exhilaration that comes with unveiling something new and dynamic. In this case, it’s the beginning of a new era in the culinary experience at this all-season, full-service destination. No doubt Teton Springs definitely raised the bar for everything that followed in Teton Valley. It appears that the tradition for quality continues, as it has recently been announced that nationally recognized Executive Chef Rick Sordahl has taken over the reins of the food and beverage department at Teton Springs. Under Rick’s tutelage, club members, local residents and destination guests alike will immediately notice a new look and feel at the Range, formerly the Headwaters Grille. New décor aside, what will truly thrill Range patrons is the fusion of great food and warm friendly service that promise to define the dining experience at this establishment.
Everyone loves good food, even folks who don’t necessarily have a highly sophisticated palate, like yours truly. Honestly, it’s a coup having the opportunity to sample cuisine prepared by a chef of Rick’s caliber, right here in our humble Victor, Idaho neighborhood. For the past few years, Chef Sordahl was the Executive Chef at the ultra deluxe Amangani Resort in Jackson Hole, and prior, enjoyed stints at some of the country’s most prominent resorts. Rick has also enjoyed recognition from the James Beard Foundation in New York, which just happens to be the highest honor bestowed on food and beverage professionals in North America.
Chef Sordahl and the Range will surely compliment the Teton Springs resort team and these first class facilities. Visitors flock to the well appointed lodge room and suites and the glorious Stillwaters Spa & Salon, unveiled in 2007.
Then there are the ultra luxurious mountain log homes that border the golf course, and this isn’t just any golf course.
Blending tradition with a huge dose of talent, the Headwaters Golf Course is recognized by recreation golfers and golf professionals alike, to be a true masterpiece. Would stand to reason, this course was designed by the master himself, the legendary Byron Nelson.
Range diners will surely benefit from Chef Sordahl’s culinary talents & values which include operating his restaurants under a guiding principle of sustainability, his passion and farm-to-table approach to dining, and creating diverse menus of inspired dishes complimented by a well-versed wine list. Rick’s menu at the Range incorporates beef and pork from native ranches and farms and he plans to add fish specials to the menu on weekends.
Rick is not only a master in the kitchen, but he’s also a really nice guy. That probably explains why most of the gracious Headwaters Grille staff we’ve come to know and love over the years, will be staying on at the Range. Good for them and smart too. It’s not often we have the chance to hone our professional skills with a mentor like Rick Sordahl will undoubtedly be to the men and women of the Range. It’s on-the-job training on the true, but often elusive art, of running a great restaurant.
I’ve sampled some of Rick’s creations in the past and suffice to say; I would advise those who love great food to run, not walk, to the Range. At the soft opening a week or so ago, the reviews were stellar and the tables overflowing. During the winter season the Range operates Thursday-Saturday 5- 9 p.m. If current demand is any indication, I would always consider making a reservation – 208.787.8130.
Rick and his crew will also cater private parties, special group functions, weddings and the like, indoors and out, depending on the season. Insure your next get together with family, friends and co-workers is extra special. Work with the best – welcome to Teton Springs Chef Sordahl.