Executive Chef Adam Hegsted is a local product, born and raised here in
the Inland Northwest. Coincidentally, he has become a master at using local products in his cooking.
Educated in Spokane and the Seattle Institute of Art, Hegsted has built a name for himself with a bundle of culinary awards.
His winnings have not only included local, regional and national competitions, he has won them in almost every category of food preparation.
Hegsted has become a master at using local game, wild fruits, vegetables and locally-grown produce for the tables here at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort. His inventive nature and the success it’s brought him resulted in the rare honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York City in 2012, an honor he now shares with the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and so many of America’s finest chefs.