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Hotel Julien Dubuque Appoints New Executive Chef

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Dubuque, Iowa (September 16, 2015) – After an extensive search for a new chef to lead the culinary team of Caroline’s Restaurant and Hotel Julien Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, the hotel’s management is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Culbertson as Executive Chef.  Culbertson is an accomplished and innovative chef with over 17 years of experience in the culinary industry.

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Jason3College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis, Culbertson began his career at Bittersweet on the Bluff in East Dubuque, Illinois where he served as Executive Chef.  He went on to work as General Manager and Executive Chef at Potosi Brewing Company and Holiday Garden Event Center in Potosi, Wisconsin. Most recently, Culbertson served as Chef de Cuisine at Woodfire Grille located in Dubuque’s Diamond Jo Casino.

One of his premier endeavors upon taking the reigns as Executive Chef at Hotel Julien Dubuque, Culbertson crafted an inventive menu inspired by local landscape that will be served at Dubuque Main Street’s 30th Annual Awards Banquet in conjunction with Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative’s Host City Showcase and Dinner on September 16.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chef Jason to our culinary team to serve as Executive Chef,” says General Manager Dwight Hopfauf. “His creativity and expertise will further enhance guests’ exceptional dining experiences at both Caroline’s Restaurant and Hotel Julien Dubuque banquet events.”

Caroline’s Restaurant serves a menu described as American cuisine with a twist.  It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is famous in the city for its holiday and special occasion brunches served in the hotel’s beautifully restored Grande Ballroom.  Caroline’s also has private dining areas suitable for business meetings as well as a full catering menu.  The hotel, which dates back to 1915, was returned to its original grandeur following a massive $33+ million renovation completed in fall 2009.  For dining reservations, call 563-588-5595.  To view menus, visit hoteljuliendubuque.com/dining/.

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