Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Chef Sam Cuellar Joins Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, a year round Dude Ranch and Events Center, is delighted to announce the hiring of Chef Sam Cuellar as Food & Beverage Manager. Sam is a 27 year veteran of the Hospitality Industry, managing F&B operations at some of Colorado’s premier Hotels, Event Centers, Country Clubs and Ski Resorts. Prior to joining Sylvan Dale, he was Manager of Catering, Banquet & Kitchen Operations at the Crystal Rose Events Center/Highland Ranch. His experience also includes F&B Manager/Chef at the Kennedy Golf Course; Executive Chef, Sheraton Denver West Hotel and Banquet Chef at the Winter Park Ski Resort. Sam received his culinary degree from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA, with emphasis on Food Service & Nutrition, Kitchen Management, Classical Pastry and Food & Wine Affinities. “Finding an experienced professional like Sam is a huge coup for Sylvan Dale Ranch and we’re thrilled. We offer a wide range of menus and dining, depending on our guests desires, and our F&B service has always been a highlight of the Sylvan Dale experience. Sam’s classic culinary training, attention to detail and extensive F&B background are the perfect fit for our product mix, and his friendly and outgoing personality is a great complement to our staff.” Sam, his wife Rosie and daughter Olivia make their home at Sylvan Dale Ranch, with a great view of the Echo Rock and Green Ridge. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is an authentic working horse and cattle ranch on 3200 acres in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Over 70% of Sylvan Dale Ranch land is under perpetual conservation easements, protecting the surrounding view and wildlife habitat from development. Sylvan Dale is in Loveland, Colorado, one hour north of Denver International Airport, and a half hour from Ft. Collins.

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