Supplied by Novotny Deli Provisions out of Delafield, WI. Tom’s brother Bob suggested looking into Boar’s Head. We had not heard of them before, but when we looked into it – we quickly determined they had the best deli products available. And when we first tasted it – we knew for sure. Logistics is always an issue on the Island, but luckily we were able to get that worked out. Guy Novotny and his staff were great to work with – and their training and advice, along with opening day on-site support, was essential. Opening day would have been disastrous without the steady demeanor and experience of Peter being on-site and helping us work through issues. We are confident that our customers are getting the best product out there.
Again, the best product available and wonderful service and training. Training at their site in Carlsville, WI. brought us quickly up to speed on how to make all the different espresso drinks and smoothies. And when our used coffee maker turned out to be defective a week before opening – they scrambled to get us a new one so that we didn’t miss a beat. A good cup of coffee with our bakery treats is an absolute must, and Door County Coffee was exactly what we were looking for.
Tom Muehl took the time to understand our business and help us figure out everything we need, from produce to paper products, and everything else you need to run a restaurant. They are a great company to partner with, and were a tremendous help for newbies that needed a lot of TLC.
We found out about Valley Bakers a little late in the process, but better late than never. We stopped at their facility a week before we opened, and they helped us figure out some key bakery issues. They have been a wonderful supplier, and offer quality products and training. We have attended several free seminars they have put on – which are great opportunities to learn new things and network with other bakers.
Local Links that you may find helpful:
- Washington Island Chamber of Commerce
- Washington Island Ferry Line
- Door County Visitor Bureau
- Ferry Cabin News Blog
- Rock Island State Park
- Town of Washington
- Washington Island Observer
- Washington Island School
- Gordon’s North Star Blog
- Wisconsin Department of Tourism – The Danish Mill is Featured