Lake Elmo Inn to receive award

The Lake Elmo Inn will be honored as the winner of the 2013 Minnesota Beef Backer Award on Jan. 8.

The award is given annually to recognize establishments that set the highest standards in featuring and marketing beef. The award recognizes restaurants that showcase their creativity and leadership in areas of beef menu applications, utilizations of new beef cuts, wait staff training and effective promotion.

Chef John Schiltz will be presented with the award. He has recently switched to the Certified Hereford Program through Sysco Foods and also has an industry-leading broiler to prepare his steaks. Both changes, according to The Minnesota Beef Council, have gotten rave reviews.