Christian Kruse, a Vermont native and former Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vermont Chef of the Year, joins Stowe’s Edelweiss Mountain Deli as executive chef.

Kruse is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute and served as executive chef at Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club in Vergennes. Working in New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle influenced his culinary skills.

“His dedication to both delighting guests and building a supportive team environment, coupled with his deep commitment to Vermont, are well aligned with our many community-based goals,” Kris Clarke, co-owner, said.

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