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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 7B Almanor's Gregg Scott Staff Writer ide C fe a unique menu Mike and Mary Kay Wilhelmson have been cooking and serving a unique menu of time food to residents and visitors of the Lake Almanor Basin for just over two years. Lakeside Cafe is owned and operated by the couple with periodic help from their three daughters. Mike Wilhelmson does the cooking and has many specialty items on the menu, which include fresh pastries, several types of quiche, specialty sandwiches and a very tasty barbeque. Wilhelmson got his start in the restaurant business in Redding as a youth where he went to work for an Italian restaurant as a dishwasher. He explained that as he advanced his way through virtually every position at the restaurant, he came to the realization that cooking was his life's passion. Wanting to enhance his skills as he progressed, he enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at Shasta College where he earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts/Culinary Management. Over a 10-year span he worked his way from dishwasher to head chef. Wilhelmson then took a position as food manager for the Redding Specialty Hospital. This job required the employee to attain a PROFILES IN BUSINESS The Lakeside Cafe state-mandated Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate. Back to school he .went, and for a year commuted to Butte College in Chico until he successfully completed the certificate requirements. After 18 years in Redding he decided once again to expand his horizons. He moved to the Lake Almanor area and took a position at the California Correctional Center in Susanville as the inmate cook supervisor where he remained for the next 18 years. His final position with the Owner Mike Wilhelmson in front of his Lakeside Cafe located at 3780 Hwy. 13 in Hamilton Branch, and the barbeque grill he uses for his Friday dinners. Photo by Gregg Sco~ California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was assistant food manager for 18 Inmate Conservation Fire Camps. A highlight of his CDCR career was when he met Mary Kay, a correctional offmer, who would later become his wife. Mary Kay Wilhelmson manages the front of the restaurant where she greets patrons, serves meals and crafts the numerous coffee, espresso and specialty drinks offered. She is also in charge of keeping the accounts for the business. The cafe, which is Filled with antiques and collectibles, is meant to offer a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. "The hardest part is the seasonal aspect of the restaurant business in this a week and for dinner on area, but I still love it," stated Fridays. Mike Wilhelmson. "The Hours of operation are passion for cooking is what Tuesday through Friday, 6 drives me to keep going. I love a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 6 doing it for the community; for all the friends and neighbors who come in," he added. The Lakeside Cafe, located at 3780 Hwy. 13 in Hamilton Branch, is open for breakfast and lunch six days a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 a.m. to I p.m. The cafe is also open for dinner Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., but is closed on Monday. Contact the Wilhelmsons at the cafe at 596-4202 or visit their Facebook page. l itio or Wind Dama The Feather River Additionally, the proposed economic barrier to implement Currently, there are several ........ have you frustrated? 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Insurance-related I to identify and implement planned for treatment by the a majority of local forests are management of precious LIE] rePai~ are one of our specialties. I landscape-scale forest:; o~ - ...... Forest Serviceunder the . now out ofba~a~!ce, :, ~ forestlands in the region. [~ biiRimiR~ ~f :. ) iii i management projects in theHerger-Feinstein Quincy overcrowded and to i The FRCS strives to pull .... ': . . :.." .... County. Library Group pilot project, water stress from the current these groups and agencies uur proIeSslonal services also incluoe: Recently, the Plumas but due to the low value of the drought, further increasing tsg: he:ct oCret Vorg:tS:nale' New homes and addiU0ns; remodels; decking; garages; fences; County Fire Safe Council, in forest products within the susceptibility to insects, g collaboration with FRCS, planned project areas, the diseases and mortality, projects that benefit many kitchen, bath & closet remodeling; roofing repair and replacement; Plumas National Forest, the areas proposed in the SNC As seen locally with the user groups, the local window replacements; door replacements and much, much more. Indian Valley Community application were dropped Moonlight, Chips and Storrie economy and the land ! ...... :. 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