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About Our Lounge
The Sawmill Lounge is your one-stop to escape the regular 9 to 5 routine. With daily lounge specials and happy hour every day of the week, you’ll be quickly carried away into your home away from home. During happy hour, treat yourself to 20% off of our appetizers, in addition to featured pricing on highballs, draft, and glasses of Sawmill Creek red & white wine. If you aren’t convinced yet, we have high definition televisions all over the lounge to broadcast the latest games, from NHL to CFL and everything in-between.
Call up your friends and come down to the Sawmill Lounge!
Jon Madrazo | Executive Chef
I have been in this industry for over thirty years now. I started working for the Yeoman Steak House in 1986 which was the main competition of the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steak House at that time. I was a line cook and took up the position of Chef and Kitchen Manager in 1988. In 1997 I had the opportunity to come to work for the Sawmill. I have worked for the Sawmill in many positions including: Broiler Cook, Executive Chef, Line Cook and now back to Executive Chef. I don’t know any other line of work besides cooking. Cooking is my passion and eating is my hobby! I strive to make every guest’s experience with the Sawmill a memorable one. My favorite Sawmill dish is the Lenwich, it is fast, easy & delicious.
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I started working at the Sawmill Gateway in February 2013. Without any major experience, in a short period of time, with great training I became a valuable asset to my team. I have been with the company for two and a half years. In this time, I moved from Food and Beverage Server to Supervisor. I have a passion for dealing with the customers and interacting with people. My favorite item is definitely the Rib Eye Steak. It’s wonderful, nice and juicy and full of marbling.
In my free time I like to enjoy nature, biking, and spending time with my close friends.
The most memorable moment in my life was winning second place at the Sawmill wine tour competition and going on a wonderful and full experience wine tour in Kelowna. My greatest accomplishment was my managerial promotion. My personal motto is “Life is about creating yourself”. My friends would describe me as enthusiastic, aggressive and humorous.
Sterling Goodchild | Restaurant Manager
I started off in the hospitality industry when I was 14 years old as a busboy, simply re-setting tables and any side duties such as folding linen. Once I turned 16 I started working on the kitchen line as an expediter, I would get the food ready following the Sawmill standards for the customers.
I did this for 2 years until I was able to serve tables. I spent about two years serving at the south side location on Calgary Trial with a great team and really started to develop a good work ethic. I then decided it would be a good idea to work on the kitchen line to fully understand both sides of the business.
After spending about 9 months in the kitchen, I decided to get back to the Front of House. I have displayed through my personality and experience that a Dining Room Supervisor position is a good fit. I will continue to strive to be better than I was yesterday at becoming the best leader I can. My favourite dish would be the New York cut, with a stuffed potato and the seafood Oscar to top it off!
Being a Lloydminster local, I started my career in the hospitality industry at local pub & billiards in 2010 as a server/bartender. My love for serving only continued to grow.
After my second child was born and significant lake time, I came back and started with Sawmill in 2015 as a lounge server. My now current position is supervisor and I am very pleased to be able to continue to grow and make every customers experience a memorable one.
People who know me would say I’m personable, confident and outgoing. My favourite dishes at Sawmill are our classic lemon chicken and our French onion soup.
Hope to see you there 🙂