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Mitchell Sampson is the new Bakery Business Manager for The Lion House and Joseph Smith Memorial Building! He grew up in Salina, UT and was trained at The Hotel Utah Bakery about 29 years ago. Later he did another certified apprenticeship at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia under a Certified Master Chef named Hartmut Handke. He has worked as a Chef in various places, including the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Harrah’s Las Vegas and Stanford University.
Mitchell speaks 4 languages and has travelled all over the world, having lived in Saudi Arabia, US and British Virgin Islands and in Vietnam. He and his wife travel to Vietnam every year, where they own and operate 2 schools in Bien Hoa City.
About being a baker, Mitchell adds: “One of the greatest rewards I have had is teaching younger people baking and culinary skills“. We are so excited for Mitchell to be part of The Lion House and Joseph Smith Memorial Building Bakery team! Here’s a little bit of our conversation with him.
When did you start working for Temple Square Hospitality?
I began as a Sous Chef at the Roof Restaurant in August 2012, but I actually began my career here in the bakery at The Joseph Smith Memorial Building in 1984 when it was The Hotel Utah.
What is your favorite thing to bake?
I like making rustic breads, Lion House Rolls and pastries.
How did you become interested in a baker job?
When I was in high school I thought it would be something interesting to learn, from there I kept learning and began traveling and continued learning all over the world.
What’s the hardest thing about being a baker?
The time you have to wake up!!!! Bakers work very strange hours. Our shifts here begin anywhere from 1 am (being the early shift) to 4 am (being the late shift).
Special Dining Services Available
Hot Breakfast at the Nauvoo Cafe
Saturday, October 2nd 8:00am-10:45am
Hot breakfast items include:
- biscuits and gravy
General Conference Lunch Buffet at The Roof
Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:00am-1:30pm
Lunch options include:
- Tossed Baby Field Greens with Dressing
- Selection of Gourmet Salads
- Deli Sandwich Buffet featuring Deli Meats, Breads and Condiments
- Carvery Station of Roasted Meats
- Imported and Domestic Cheeses
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Hot Soups and Pasta
- Cakes, Pies, and Cookies
- Complimentary Soft Drinks
$17.00 for Adults
$9.00 for children 6 to 11 years
$5.00 for children 5 years and under
Reservations are recommended, please call (801) 539-1911
Boxed Meals & Pot Pies
Boxed Meals will be available on October 2nd in the Empire Room on the Lobby Level of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Pot pies will be served from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Boxed lunches include a sandwich, chips, fruit (an apple or banana), cookie, and a drink.
Conference Dining Hours for Saturday, October 2nd
The Roof Restaurant will be open from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. for dinner
The Garden Restaurant will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Nauvoo Cafe will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Lion House Pantry Restaurant will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Nauvoo Cafe is giving away three gift cards to lucky Facebook fans! Want to win? You’ll have to go on a scavenger hunt!
Take a picture of you, your family or friends at each of the following locations: inside the Nauvoo Cafe, with a statue on Temple Square and with the flowers on Temple Square. Once you have the pictures, post them to the wall of the Nauvoo Cafe’s Facebook page .
Three prize winners will be chosen to receive a $25 or $50 gift card. Winners will be announced every two weeks until June 14th. Happy Hunting!
The Garden Restaurant is participating in the spring Dine-o-Round as part of Salt Lake City’s Restaurant Week! Beginning Friday, April 16 and running until Saturday, May 1, you can come in to The Garden for a three-course meal for only $15! Your Italian-themed meal will begin with a pear and Gorgonzola salad. The main course is shrimp scampi pasta, and the meal is topped off with Spumoni ice-cream for dessert.
Don’t miss out on this great deal – we’ll see you there!