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August 10, 2022

Elitsa Yaneva, Public Relations for Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa
(206) 452-8161

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa Welcome Micah Windham as New Executive Chef

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, a casual seaside resort surrounded by the Salish Sea and managed and operated by Columbia Hospitality, has announced the appointment of Micah Windham as executive chef. He will be leading the culinary team for property’s three on-site restaurants, Packers Kitchen + BarGreat Blue Heron Grill and Seaview Café. Packers Kitchen + Bar is a favorite dining destination among locals and visitors featuring fresh seafood, handcrafted pizzas, specialty cocktails and more. At Great Blue Heron Grill and Seaview Café, Chef Windham will oversee the invigoration of new menu items with local, fresh ingredients.

As executive chef, Windham will continue the tradition of locally sourced menu options that provide support to farm-to-table co-ops and farmers markets and creating an authentic Pacific Northwest dining experience.

Chef Windham brings a wealth of knowledge to Semiahmoo Resort, with over 25 years of culinary and restaurant management experience. He began his career in 1996, where he worked his way up to chef de cuisine at Salish Lodge & Spa, which became a Columbia Hospitality managed property during his time there, located in Snoqualmie, Wash. He moved to Florida in 2008 and managed multiple restaurants and country clubs across the state for over 10 years. Most recently, Chef Windham held the title of chef de cuisine at Sawgrass Country Club, in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

During his years in the culinary industry, he became known for his passionate understanding of regional cuisine and ability to cultivate partnerships with local farmers and purveyors to serve the highest-quality dishes.

Originally from Snoqualmie, Wash., Windham attended Seattle Central College, where he studied culinary arts and hospitality management. Chef Windham recently moved back to Washington and currently resides in Bellingham, where he enjoys fishing, foraging, gardening and spending time with his wife Cailey and their four daughters.

Packers Kitchen + Bar is open daily for brunch from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; happy hour is from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The on-site restaurant offers dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. For dining reservations at Packers Kitchen + Bar, click here.

About Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa
A seaside escape less than two hours north of Seattle and minutes from the Canadian border, Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is a rejuvenating getaway for couples and families, and an ideal destination for meeting and event planners seeking a distinctive location. Sitting on 300 acres of picturesque seashore, this one-of-a-kind resort offers 196 guest rooms and suites and allows guests to draw inspiration from the natural Pacific Northwest scenery. The friendly staff is eager to help groups and individuals define their own experience and be as productive or relaxed as they desire, while taking advantage of The Spa, a championship golf course, three restaurants featuring the freshest items from local waters and farms, and an endless list of year-round activities indoors, on the shore and on the water. Semiahmoo is managed by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information, visit 

About Columbia Hospitality, Inc.
Columbia Hospitality (Columbia) is a national management and consulting company established in 1995 by founder and CEO John Oppenheimer. Their growing portfolio includes award-winning hotels and resorts, premier residential communities, restaurants and bars, private and public golf clubs, conference centers, and distinctive venues. Columbia creates exceptional experiences for guests and team members while achieving phenomenal results for property owners. Columbia has also consulted on hundreds of hospitality projects worldwide, delivering a high level of customized service to partners and investors. For more information about Columbia and to view the entire portfolio, visit

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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