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Winemaker's Journal — New chef for Sleeping Lady

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Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort has hired Joshua Holmes as its new executive chef. 

Holmes is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, S.C. He has 15 years of culinary experience at several restaurants across the country where he focused on regional American cooking as well as Italian, French, Argentinean and Spanish cuisine. 

Prior to arriving at Sleeping Lady, Holmes served as Chef de Cuisine at The Greenbriar, the famous resort and National Historic landmark in West Virginia, according to a press release by the Leavenworth resort. He also previously worked at two noted New York restaurants, Gramercy Tavern and Tom Colicchio's Craft. 

As executive chef, Holmes will oversee all food preparation at Sleeping Lady, including The Kingfisher Restaurant and Bar, O'Grady's Pantry cafe, The Grotto bar and Sleeping Lady's two-acre organic garden and greenhouse, where fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown for the kitchen. He also plans to showcase farm products purchased from local farmers whenever possible. 

Holmes replaces Ken MacDonald, who served as Sleeping Lady's executive chef since 2008.