Budget Beat

Kai's Chef de Cuisine, Jack Strong, Returns to the Northwest

Chef de cuisine Jack Strong of Kai, the AAA five-diamond restaurant at Wild Horse Pass, has given notice with his employer after three years with the fine-dining destination.

After his last day on April 18, the Oregon-born Native American (from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz) will return to the Northwest to work at Snoqualmie, Washington's Salish Lodge, a luxury resort not far from Seattle.

Executive chef Michael O'Dowd and consulting chef Janos Wilder remain.

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Michele Laudig
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