Since taking over the Rusty Putter, Steven Wheeler (chef/owner) seems to have put every ounce of energy into creating delicious food in the Northwoods. We have dined at the restaurant and also used Steven for catering services for our wedding June 2011. This man is tireless and the product he puts out is excellent. He and his lovely staff catered a BBQ for 100+ people on Friday, a sit down dinner on Saturday, and a breakfast buffet on Sunday. I received innumerable compliments on the food all three days. "That pulled pork was the best ever", "Can you believe the size of these steaks?", "Are these fresh baked scones?". Saturday's meal was even prepared in the pouring rain. Steven was incredibly accessible through the planning process (mostly by email) whenever I had a question. While he is typically laid back, it's obvious when you meet or talk to him how much he cares about the food he is preparing and the service provided. While all the kinks may not be completely worked out of the restaurant yet, the quality food and desire to please go a long way. I would hire him again in a heartbeat and we'll definitely be visiting the restaurant every time we're back up north.
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