Chef Auston Minnich
Chef de Cuisine
A 17-year veteran of restaurant cooking and cuisine, Chef Auston Minnich is the Chef de Cuisine at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. Chef Minnich joined the Aerie staff in 2021 after working at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for seven years. He is excited to bring some Vegas flare to northern Michigan while putting Michigan back on the map for culinary and food service.
Chef Minnich studied culinary at Robert Morris University Illinois. Before coming to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, he also worked as the food service director for Food Services, Inc. and at Sedona Restaurant & Lounge in Vegas.