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Matt Hale, Executive Chef

For Matt Hale, Executive Chef at the Columbia Gorges acclaimed Skamania Lodge, farm to table cuisine is his forte.

Chef Hale has a great respect and enthusiasm for the beautiful ingredients found around Stevenson, WA.

Hale comes to Skamania Lodge having previously worked at Destination Hotels' The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe as the fine dining sous chef. From there, he moved on to banquet chef at Sandy's Pub, also located at The Resort at Squaw Creek, where he was quickly promoted to the executive sous chef.

While growing up in Sierra City, California, Hale learned to grow large vegetable gardens and small fruit orchards. This, paired with an inherited family interest in cooking, led to a passion for always sourcing locally that he has continued to carry with him throughout his culinary career.

Hale followed the call of cooking to Lake Tahoe Community College, where he received an Advanced Degree in Culinary Arts.

"It's clear to me that Skamania Lodge prides itself on being a culinary leader in the Gorge, and I share my passion for garden-grown and locally sourced dishes with both the Skamania Lodge team and the guests we serve. Freshly sourced food doesn't need any unnecessary embellishments; the quality and taste speak for themselves."   -Matt Hale

Chef Matt Hale

Farm to table cuisine locally sourced from the Pacific Northwest

Skamania Lodge 
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648  

Phone: 844-432-4748

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Cascade Dining

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Pacific Northwest Cuisine
Extensive Wine List 
Legendary Sunday Champagne Brunch
Casual dress code

River Rock

Lighter fare menu
Wide selection of specialty cocktails
River Rock fireplace
Seasonal outdoor dining
Causal dress code

Greenside Grille
Located at Skamania Lodge Golf Course
Causal menu

Green Apron
Signature Take-Away service delivered to room or pick up
All-day menu
Kid’s menu

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