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Great Lakes Hotel Supply Opens New Culinary Center

Company also moved its headquarters to Southfield, Mich.

Great Lakes Culinary CenterGreat Lakes Culinary CenterGreat Lakes Hotel Supply Company, a Mich.-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, has opened a multi-use facility that will help operators to design, build, test and launch a fully equipped commercial kitchen. Known as the Great Lakes Culinary Center, the Southfield, Mich., facility also features an interactive demonstration classroom, multimedia learning center, and space for holding private parties and special events for up 100 guests.

In addition to opening the culinary center there, Great Lakes Hotel Supply Company has relocated the dealership to Southfield, Mich. The dealership's new address is 24101 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, Mich.

To help staff the new culinary center, Great Lakes tapped award-winning chef Jim Bologna, a former corporate and executive chef at Opus One, The Townsend Hotel, Morels/Shiraz and Capital Grille. Bologna's role is to develop the connection between chefs and foodservice professionals. In addition, former personal chef and award-winning health and wellness food entrepreneur, Michelle Kobernick serves as the center's program director. She has designed a variety of cooking classes, from interactive feasts to make-and-take classes. Rachel Wolff serves as the center's event coordinator.