Season’s at Highland Lake Proudly Announces New Executive Chef

Flat Rock – Season’s at Highland Lake and Highland Lake Inn & Resort announces the arrival of Steve Boeger as their Executive Chef. The son to German immigrants and first generation American, Boeger grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Chef Steve Boeger

His love for food and cooking began early in his life. His grandpa had sausages, hot dogs, laundjaeger, and other proteins shipped to American from a German butcher close to the family. Watching his grandpa’s work and love for what he was doing not only excited Boeger, but brought him much closer with his family.

Chef Boeger began his professional culinary career at The American Bistro and Bakery in Asheville, he later moved to Philadelphia to work as the Executive Sous Chef for a premier catering company, and later becoming a Personal Chef lasting over four years.

When he and his fiancée decided it was time to come home to Western North Carolina, he accepted the position of Executive Chef at The Venue in Asheville. “We are so excited to have Steve join the Highland Lake Inn & Resort family! He will bring a creative and energetic flavor to our outstanding restaurant!” says Jack Grup, owner and general manager of Highland Lake Inn & Resort.

He now joins the Season’s at Highland Lake family and is thrilled to work with local farmers who share his same philosophies. He supports the garden to plate movement and is happy to have access to the restaurant’s onsite organic garden. Chef Steve said “Like the esteemed French chef Auguste Escoffier, I believe that ‘Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.’ ”

“Our corporate meetings will love Chef Steve as his variety of plates and buffets are exquisite! Brides as well, will enjoy the abundance of possibilities for their special day! It is exciting to have Chef Steve join our team and share his talents with all of our guests,” says Debi Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Chef Boeger invites you to join him for lunch or dinner at Season’s soon. Guests can get more information or reserve a table by calling (828) 696-9094.

More information on Steve Boeger, as well as the rest of the Season’s at Highland Lake staff, can be found at

About Season’s at Highland Lake

Season’s at Highland Lake is an award-winning restaurant and a part of Highland Lake Inn & Resort located in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Entertaining guests year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is as varied, rich and enticing as the offerings of the four distinct seasons from which its name is derived. In season, diners will experience seasonal herbs and vegetables, hand-picked in the on-site organic garden. Season’s awards include the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2000, the Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner, the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015, and the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Fire on the Rock 2014 Champion. Visit the Season’s website here.

About Highland Lake Inn & Resort

Highland Lake Inn & Resort has a long history of attracting visitors looking for rest, relaxation, and recreation. Perhaps no other destination in Western North Carolina combines an authentic mountain experience with such an array of amenities and services. Highland Lake Inn & Resort offers a full array of lodging opportunities, such as the Historic Lodge with 20 rooms, the Woodward House with 13 rooms and three suites and 10 cabin rooms. Each room throughout the property has its own unique character as no two are alike. Also, on the 26 area-wooded property you will find five cottages for the comfort of a week-long family stay. There is the added bonus of a 40-acrea lake to enjoy a canoe or paddleboat adventure.

Hosting an array of holiday events, banquets, corporate groups and more, the marriage of a picturesque setting with contemporary luxury conveniences comes together harmoniously at Highland Lake Inn & Resort.

Season’s at Highland Lake Inn
86 Lily Pad Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 696-9094