Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - September 2023

Chef Saul Ramirez, EC

Favorite Quote

“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail” -Benjamin Franklin


Chef Ramirez is Executive Chef at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino. He is a certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator.

Saul did an apprenticeship program through the American Culinary Federation, in Lake Tahoe, California. During his 35-year career, he has worked for casinos all over the country as well as private country clubs in Palm Springs, California. During his journey he had a chance to cook for celebrities, such as Oscar de la Hoya, Bob Hope, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and other celebrities, while working for Edgewood Tahoe. Currently, Chef Saul is a part of the apprentice program for the Nisqually tribe and oversees the development of the new Chef’s Apprentices’ Program. Saul is currently a board member for the Washington Chef’s Association Chapter.

View his favorite recipe below…

Favorite Recipe

Soufflé Potato

Yield: 4 – 2” hotel pan

  • 2 Bags potato sliced fresh
  • 10 QT heavy cream
  • 2 QT liquid egg
  • ½ cup seasoning mix
  • 1 bag mozzarella Shredded
  • 1 bag shredded parmesan
  1. In a 5-gallon bucket, mix all the liquids and the seasoning mix.
  2. Get all four 2” hotel pans and start lining the pan with the potato slices.
  3. Combine the liquids together and then add the cheese mix together.
  4. Repeat process just like making lasagna – Ensure to push down product to compact it.
  5. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  6. Cook the dish for 45 minutes in the oven.