Joseph Schafer - Chef
Originally from upstate New York, Executive Chef Joe Schafer received his Associates Degree from New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, Vermont. He has worked at many prestigious Relais and Chateaux properties including The Lake Placid Lodge, Triple Creek Ranch, Restaurant Helen Darroze and The White Barn Inn. Chef Schafer joined the Glendorn team in June 2008. His food is heavily influenced by classic French techniques while focusing on seasonal ingredients and local products. He strives to make food fitting to the surroundings at Glendorn of rustic elegance and comfortable sophistication. Chef Schafer currently resides in Bradford, Pennsylvania with his wife and five year old son, Ethan and 2 year old daughter Sydney. He enjoys the quiet life of a small town and says when he cooks he "always keeps two things in mind simplicity and easy clean up".
Mike Byerley - Sous Chef
Mike Byerly is our Sous Chef. He is a Paul Smith's College graduate from Cuba, NY. During and after college, Mike spent six years working in Lake Placid in various fine dining restaurants. Growing up on a farm, Mike has had an appreciation for food since an early age. He is a large supporter of local farms using local ingredients whenever possible.