Top Chef Highlight: Chef Chris Madsen
Chef Madsen did not have the opportunity to learn his techniques through a professional training program but his dedication and eagerness never failed as he persevered, making him one of the most successful chefs in Grand Rapids. Chef Madsen understands the importance of team work and brings it into his kitchen to create an unforgettable experience for all diners. By using his family traditions of pickling and canning, he’s able to serve the food’s that Michigan is famous for throughout all seasons.
Chef Madsen’s love of local ingredients is his inspiration for an approachable modern menu. The hotel’s Living Wall, a standing garden full of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables is located on the Jdek, a proven favorite outdoor spot for hotel guests and local residents. The Living Wall gives Chef Madsen the opportunity to create innovative food that compliments the imaginative cocktails at the jdeks new outdoor bar that launches this spring, with fresh ingredients from the lush wall itself.