MILWAUKEE, WI – Chef Amanda Langler of The Bartolotta Restaurants will assume the helm of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, serving as the new Executive Chef of the premier dining and special events destination. Chef Langler has been a valuable member of The Bartolotta Restaurants family for more than 13 years, serving in multiple leadership roles within the company’s dining portfolio, most recently as Executive Chef of Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse – Brookfield.

“Amanda is one of the most creative, consistent, and respected chefs on our team, and she has succeeded in every step of her culinary journey,” says The Bartolotta Restaurants Owner and Co-Founder Chef Paul Bartolotta. “This is a full-circle moment, as Amanda’s first chef position within our company was at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. I could not be more excited to work with her in this new role and see her further elevate the authenticity of Milwaukee’s most beloved bistro.”

“Chef Langler fully embodies the ‘hospitality heart’ of The Bartolotta Restaurants, and she is the perfect choice to lead Milwaukee’s most romantic dining destination in the iconic location of Lake Park.”

Chef Langler has served in multiple leadership roles during her tenure with The Bartolotta Restaurants. She returns to Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro following five years as Executive Chef of Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse – Brookfield. Under her stewardship, the restaurant maintained its status as “One of America’s Top Steakhouses” – an honor bestowed by The Daily Meal. Chef Langler holds an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts and Chef Training from Kendall College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Chef Langler has also served in the kitchens of Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club, The Rumpus Room – A Bartolotta Gastropub, and Harbor House.

“Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro has a well-earned reputation, both locally and nationally, as a must-visit destination for lovers of authentic classic and haute bistro French food in a fine dining environment ,” says Chef Langler. “It’s an honor to return to the place where I started so many

years ago, and I look forward to elevating the restaurant’s reputation even further while treating our guests to the one-of-a-kind Bartolotta hospitality that they’ve come to know and love.”

Since opening its doors on September 28, 1995, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro has become one of the most well-regarded restaurants in the company’s portfolio, receiving four-star reviews from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, recognition from DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence annually since 1998. More information about The Bartolotta Restaurants can be found at

Executive Chef Nick Wirth will continue to provide culinary oversight for Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant. He will also assume a new role within The Bartolotta Restaurants corporate culinary team, leveraging his talent and tenure to assist with developing the company’s culinary program in a variety of areas.

Corporate Executive Chef Aaron Bickham, along with Executive Chef Tournant James Dixon, a 14-year alum of The Bartolotta Restaurants, will provide culinary oversight and mentoring support for Chef Nick Aprahamian, who has recently joined as the Chef de Cuisine for Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse – Brookfield. A native of Milwaukee, Chef Aprahamian began his career assisting with his father Charles’ catering business and spent several years in Las Vegas honing his craft before returning to Wisconsin and joining The Bartolotta Restaurants.