Red Jacket Mountain View Resort’s Chef James Scharnowske Receives Executive Chef Status from American Culinary Federation

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, NH is pleased to announce that Chef James Scharnowske has recently become a certified Executive Chef after passing the American Culinary Federation test with flying colors. The Executive Chef certification is designed to identify those chefs who have demonstrated a level of culinary competence and expertise through their education, work experience, culinary knowledge and skills that is consistent with the executive chef level. The certification process is quite rigorous including a written test as well as an intense 3-hour practical test in front of 9 judges from the American Culinary Federation, during which Scharnowske received a very high score of 91.

Jon Sallinen, General Manager of Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, expressed the thoughts of everyone at the resort, “We are extremely proud of Chef James’ achieving this level of recognition for his amazing culinary expertise. He is a pleasure to work with and our guests truly enjoy his innovative creations.”

The resort’s Champney’s Restaurant serves signature New England cuisine with a continental flair and offers a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the mountains. For more casual dining, Palmer’s Red Ridge Grille offers a mix of lighter fare and our chef’s award-winning specialties with the same spectacular view. Both restaurants are open to the public as well as resort guests.



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