Located on the shores of Nagawicka Lake in the heart of Lake Country, The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant inhabits the historic property that first opened in 1902 as the Pleasant View Hotel and Resort. Operated by The Bartolotta Restaurants, the premier restaurant and catering organization in the Greater Milwaukee region, The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant is named for the leader of classic yacht clubs and embraces the historical significance of the past with modern touches of elegance. The unique, expansive property has been thoughtfully reimagined to include a remarkable suite of dining and event experiences, including a restaurant, intimate private dining rooms, and expansive outdoor space for groups and gatherings.

About the Team

John Korycki - Executive Chef, Harbor House


Executive Chef, The Commodore A Bartolotta Restaurant

Chef Jesse Kloskey serves as Executive Chef of The Commodore – A Bartolotta Restaurant, a multi-level restaurant and catering venue from The Bartolotta Restaurants. A seasoned chef with more than two decades of leadership and culinary experience in kitchens throughout Wisconsin and Northern California, Chef Kloskey oversees kitchen staff, menu development, quality control, budgeting, and culinary innovation, ensuring that all operations meet and exceed the standards of The Bartolotta Restaurants.

Chef Kloskey previously served as the Culinary Director of the luxury The Chatwal Lodge in White Lake, New York, where he successfully established and opened the culinary program for the 11-room property, achieving acclaim from high-profile clientele. He has held key positions in Michelin-starred restaurants and farm-to-table establishments, and served in Executive Chef roles at Red Sushi and Rare Steakhouse in Madison, Wisconsin. He also held the role of Culinary Director and Director of Food and Beverage for six IDM Management Group hotels; and has also overseen kitchens for Bon Appetit at Google’s Mountain View, California campus and La Folie restaurant in San Francisco.

Chef Kloskey is the founder of Earthly Origin Catering and Consulting, a role in which he provided personal chef and catering services to multiple clients and events, while consulting with several startups in the food and tech sectors.


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The Commodore - A Bartolotta Restaurant


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