New Award-Winning Food & Beverage Director
This winter season brings new change to Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort as we welcome new Food & Beverage Director, Alex Hill.
The Brainerd Lakes area native returns home, bringing his years of expertise, craft, and innovation to create exceptional experiences for resort guests and elevate Ruttger’s Food and Beverage operation.
About Alex Hill
Hill joins the Ruttger’s team after spending the last seven years in Colorado as the Restaurant Manager of the Ranch House and overseeing food and beverage operations at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado.
Most recently, Hill accepted the 2021 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for his successful and extensive wine program.
Since his start at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in 2018, Hill’s restaurant has received numerous awards from OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and Wine Spectator.
Before joining Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Hill spent three years at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort.
At The Broadmoor, Hill cultivated his skills and passion for food, wine, and exceptional service. Following a strict service standard and training program at The Broadmoor, Hill is excited to share his expertise with the Ruttger’s team.
Ruttger's New Menu Development
Hill will be a major player in Ruttger’s new menu development. His experience, exceptional knowledge, and love for spirits, craft beer, and wine will distinguish the beverage program at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort.
Outside the restaurant scene Hill enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Stephanie, step-son Rylee, and golden retriever Bruno. And whenever he gets the chance, you’ll find Hill fishing, boating, or beating his father at a friendly game of golf.
White Oak Grill Open During Winter Season
Hill will dive in immediately as Ruttger’s White Oak Grill opens its doors for the winter season Thursdays–Sundays starting December 2.
Guests can book their stay this winter in one of Ruttger’s beautiful Bay Lake Villas. All adult reservations booked Thursday–Sunday will receive coupons up to $15 per day per adult for food and non-alcoholic drinks at the White Oak Grill.