Meet Executive Chef Bill Monigold

Bill Monigold, Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager at JJ Hills Fresh Grill at Icicle Village Resort, comes from a long background of serving customers and specializes in meeting guests’ needs in the restaurant and catering functions.

Bill was born in Germany, then grew up and lived in Alaska until 1980. While in Alaska he went to Tanana Valley Community College on the campus of the University of Alaska. There he studied in the Fairbanks Culinary arts program under Richard Donnelly, who was trained in France and Switzerland.

In the early 80’s Bill worked in Southern California in the Orange County area and learned a great deal about seafood preparation. He came to Leavenworth in 1982 and has lived here since that time. This is where he met his wife and they raised their children.

Bill has also worked for Walter Wilmonth, who developed Johnny’s seasoning salt, and spent 10 years at the Leavenworth Golf Club as Chef and Restaurant manager.

Bill joined the Icicle Village Resort in March 2011. His specialties include Schnitzel ala Swiss, and Grill Northwest Salmon basted with Herb Butter along with others that are included in our Fresh Grill menu.