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Meet The 15 Lakes Team

Executive Chef/Owner Duane Boslet

"Upon moving out to Chicago in 1998, he received his culinary training from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. Upon graduating, he became the Pastry Chef at Café Absinthe and then Executive Chef there, as well. His experience from there led him to work at Miramar Bistro in Highwood, IL. He then opened a personal chef/catering company, Savoir Chef, serving North Shore clients. Next, he began working for Levy Restaurants, opening the Harley Davidson Museum Food Service, and then working at the Wisconsin Convention Center. He then made a switch to work with a corporate food service company, Guckenheimer. 

Outside of cooking, he enjoys gardening, restoring furniture, and participating in obstacle course races. 

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Steve Kahoun General Manager / Owner


After Graduating from Palatine High School Steve earned a Degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management with a Minor in Political Science from Iowa State University (GO CYCLONES!) He began his career at Bennigans in Elgin IL, continuing at Northwestern University managing the Student Union where he opened Rick Bayless's, Frontera Fresco. Steve then went into corporate dining at Riverway in Rosemont.

Steve is an avid MLB fan with the goal of making it to every Ballpark with only a few more to go! He also enjoys Concerts/outdoor festivals and Walleye fishing.