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7 Oct

Dorothy Zehnder is the matriarch of all things Bavarian Inn – restaurant, lodge, shops and a line of specialty products.

Later this year Dorothy will turn 90 and mark her 63rd year with the institution.  While many nonagenarians are suffering the limitations of old age, Dorothy is in the kitchen of Bavarian Inn 10 hours a day, six days a week, with no plans to retire.

Through the years, Dorothy – a top chef and keen businesswoman – has developed a reputation as a teacher, a role model, a philanthropist and a mom.  Her stories about cooking, Michigan, family and entertaining appear weekly at her blog.  Please share your favorite Dorothy memory, a favorite recipe or a birthday greeting below.