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Chef Estelle Cole



Bay Lakes Retreat Center


Born in Pittsburgh, PA but raised on Cape Cod, I was surrounded with beauty, beaches, and incredible food. As an adult, I was able to harness this beauty and creativity into my life’s passion- cooking! My life has been steeped in adventure. I spent many years traveling the world with a professional world class choir. I spent time learning and cooking in Tuscany as well as studying pastry arts at the International Culinary Institute in New York City. My core values are hospitality, dedication, and commitment. Without these, I could never have the joy and fulfillment that I now have. Currently, along with my wonderful work at Bay Lake, I hold a seasonal Fall/Winter job as Chef and Innkeeper at a 5-star luxury Country Inn in Galena, Illinois. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to ‘taste’ a bit of Bay Lake and join us in our 2024 season. You will not be disappointed!



Chef Estelle Cole
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