Our Culinary Team

The dining experience is always the heartbeat of Mountain View Grand. It is where we provide sustenance and help create family memories made over the dining table as well as memorable farm-to-table dishes for all of our guests. Therefore, we are proud to carry on the legacy of the Dodge family through the revitalization of Mountain View Farm, the construction of vegetable and herb gardens, and our relationship with local growers. Currently we partner with over 16 farmers and distributors from northern New Hampshire and Vermont. Below you will find information about our talented and dedicated Food & Beverage team.

Director of Food & Beverage

Arnd Sievers - Director of Food & Beverage

Arnd Sievers, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa’s Director of Food & Beverage, is a European trained Certified Master Chef from the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant School in Germany and recipient of a Chef’s Excellence Award from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California.

Chef Arnd has worked as Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef in various hotels worldwide including Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, The Essex Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa in Essex, VT, Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, VT, Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, San Juan Marriott and Stellaris Casino, San Juan, PR, as well as Marriott Hotel Frankfurt, Germany. During this time he received an Award of Culinary Excellence from Marriott International, Castle Harbor Resort Bermuda.

Chef Arnd is the recipient of many culinary awards, including gold and silver medals from the Société Culinaire Philanthropique at the Culinary Salon at the New York Hotel and Restaurant Show as well as Chef’s Hat Table Awards for best hotel restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Executive Chef

Nathan Varney - Executive Chef

As a teenager Nathan started cooking for his family's pizza place. He always loved cooking, but at the time he had not envisioned a life of cooking professionally. After high school, he attended college for two years but could not find a specific field of study that he was passionate about. It was then that he decided to go to culinary school and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu.

Post graduation, Nathan worked at the Williamsburg Lodge Hotel in Virginia for two years. It was there that the fundamentals of classic French cuisine were instilled in him. From Williamsburg, he then went to work for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA at Lautrec restaurant. After two years at Lautrec, Nathan moved to New Orleans to expand his career at the American Sector restaurant for Chef John Besh. While there, Nathan become part of the opening team for Chef Besh and Chef Aarón Sanchez's restaurant, Johnny Sánchez. During his time in Louisiana, Nathan also worked with Dinner Lab, a pop-up restaurant/supper club.

Nathan joined the Mountain View Grand culinary team in 2015. He has always loved working with local farms to procure fresh meat and produce for his farm-to-table menus. He particularly enjoys cooking and experimenting with vegetables and including them in many of his signature dishes.

Pastry Chef

Sabrina Tessitore - Pastry Chef

Sabrina started her pastry and baking career at Crisan Bakery & Edible Art Gallery in Albany, New York. After working there for four years, Sabrina attended Paul Smith College in Paul Smiths, NY, where she received her Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts and an Associates degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. During her academic career, she also worked with the college, providing pastries and cakes for special functions.

After graduation, Sabrina came to work at Mountain View Grand in May of 2014. She originally started working with the banquet team, prepping savory food for weddings and other functions. Over the next few months, Sabrina moved around the kitchen doing other stations such as fine dining and garde manger. After making her rounds through the rest of the kitchen, Sabrina finally made it to the pastry kitchen. She worked there as a pastry cook for a few months before being promoted to Pastry Supervisor, where she prepped and executed most of the pastry items for the entire hotel.

After succeeding at that position for over a year, with the help of her team, Sabrina earned the position of Pastry Chef. Going through all the stations of the kitchen taught Sabrina the importance of teamwork and to always respect other team members. Sabrina greatly enjoys cake decorating and has created numerous beautiful and delicious cake creations during her time here at the resort.

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Interested in joining our team?

There are numerous career opportunities for those looking to join our wonderful culinary team. Our staff strives to cater to our guests needs, while providing an enjoyable and memorable experience. Visit our Careers page to view employee benefits and our current available positions.

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The Mountain View Grand Resort works closely with many local farms. Almost all of our produce, cooking ingredients, and products come from local New Hampshire and Vermont farms.

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Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

101 Mountain View Road
Whitefield, New Hampshire 03598

Phone: 855.837.2100