Co-owner of Michael’s Steak Chalet and Michael’s 939 Martini Bar & Steakhouse now Director of Business Development

 After 15 years in the restaurant business at the Lake of the Ozarks, Michael Ismail joins the management team at Old Kinderhook. Ismail, co-owner of Michael’s Steak Chalet and Michael’s 939 Martini Bar & Steakhouse, has accepted the position of Director of Business Development for Old Kinderhook including The Trophy Room and Hook Cafe.    

Ismail, who received his degree in Economics from St. Louis University, is from the St. Louis area. In addition to his entrepreneurial credentials in the restaurant industry, Ismail has an extensive background in sales, sales management and marketing with several Fortune 500 companies. “I’m very excited about the opportunities at Old Kinderhook. I have always enjoyed the setting of the golf course, its design, the amenities and the staff.  I’m also enthusiastic about the plans for new construction in 2010 and the commitment from Hudson Advisors in making Old Kinderhook one of the premier golf, residential and all-inclusive properties in the Midwest,” says Ismail.

Ismail will work closely with Bob Renken, Executive Director, at Old Kinderhook to grow the popular golf and lake destination. “We are thrilled to have Michael on board.  His experience, community ties and leadership are tremendous assets.  I am confident Michael is the right fit to help us make The Trophy Room, Hook Café and the entire Old Kinderhook community THE place to dine, golf and live at the Lake of the Ozarks,” said Renken.

Old Kinderhook’s Tom Weiskopf Signature Course is open to the public year round weather permitting.  The Trophy Room is open for dinner from 4 to 10 daily in-season and Wednesday-Saturday in the off-season. The Hook Café is open for breakfast and lunch daily at 7:30 in-season. Old Kinderhook offers boat slips for lake diners, private dining rooms for parties up to sixty, an elegant, wrap-around deck that features spectacular views of Old Kinderhook’s championship golf course and a Banquet Center for larger groups.

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