Chef Zane Holmquist to Cook for TODAY'S Christmas Eve Show

December 20 2016

PARK CITY, Utah (December 2016) – The highly acclaimed Zane Holmquist, Vice President of Food & Beverage & Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge, will be a cooking guest for TODAY's Christmas Eve show. This marks the fifth consecutive year Holmquist has been invited to appear on the national morning show to demonstrate renowned menu items available for guests at Stein Eriksen Lodge, voted World's Best Ski Hotel. 

During this year's in-studio segment airing Christmas Eve, Holmquist will showcase two festive, signature dishes from Stein Eriksen Lodge's award-winning Glitretind Restaurant: a Pimento Cheese Ball recipe served with Herb Crackers and a Cast Iron S’mores recipe.

“I love every opportunity to be a guest on TODAY,” said Holmquist. “It's such an honor to be welcomed back each year, and a great experience to share a portion of Stein Eriksen Lodge with millions of viewers.” 

As Vice President of Food & Beverage, Holmquist consistently leads Stein Eriksen Lodge's talented food and beverage operations to new heights. Helping the Lodge's Glitretind Restaurant earn the coveted Forbes Four-Star award, Holmquist displays his culinary versatility through a variety of succulent dishes with an emphasis on local sourcing and organic products. Holmquist has been invited to showcase his fare at the renowned James Beard House and the Glitretind Restaurant has received the coveted Santé Award, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and DiRONA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award).

Zane donates countless hours to charity events each year. You will find him as the lead chef at both the Taste of the Wasatch and March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala. He serves on the board for 3 Squares, Inc., a nonprofit fighting hunger in Utah with food education and food access programs. Additionally, Holmquist has instituted an externship program at Stein’s to develop younger chefs and encourage them to discover their own talents.  He regularly hires externs from the Culinary Institute of America as well as local culinary programs to train in his kitchens.  He has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America and served as a member of the Salt Lake Community College’s Alumni Council.  For more detailed information, images or recipes showcased on TODAY, or for information on Stein Eriksen Lodge's menu offerings, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or Additional information about Stein Eriksen Lodge can be found at

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About Stein Eriksen Lodge           

The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America's premier resorts and voted “World’s Best Ski Hotel” for two consecutive years. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at or call (800) 453-1302.


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