Edward J. Tippel III (E.J.) was born and raised in New York City. At the age of 13, E.J found his life's career while working at a catering business. E.J. attended The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York and graduated in 1990
E.J. has worked at a variety of properties including Mountain Manor Resort, Durows of New York, and SkyTop Lodge in Pennsylvania before relocating to Washington State. He was hired at Skamania Lodge in 1997, promoted to Executive Sous Chef in June of 2006, and became the Executive Chef in March of 2009.
In March of 2012, E.J. began a new chapter in his career as the Executive Chef of Bonneville Hot Springs Resort. He feels fortunate to have worked with several talented mentors such as Chef Giacomo Labriola and Chef Andre Saltner. E.J. has been featured at the “Chef Series” at the James Beard House in New York City.
E.J. is excited to have this opportunity to work in the family atmosphere of Bonneville Resort. He has many plans for the future of the soon to come “Bonneville Hot Springs Farm”. Upcoming menus will have an identity of honest scratch cooking and celebrating the indigenous ingredients that the Northwest has to offer. He looks forward to working with local farmers, gatherers and growers.