Our Chefs

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Henk Schoneveld – Head Chef

Grist Mill Executive Chef Henk Schoneveld’s passion for cooking and new culinary techniques coupled with his positive attitude make him a welcome addition to the Grist Mill team. He began his career through culinary training received in his native Netherlands, and was later offered a position with The Sagamore in Bolton Landing as a six-month culinary intern. After completing that assignment, he traveled the U.S., learning from Chefs all over the country.

He spent many years thereafter in Florida, as an executive sous chef at L’Europe in St. Armand’s Circle, The SandBar Restaurant in Anna Maria Island and at an exclusive beach and tennis resort in Long Boat key. After meeting his wife in upstate New York, Chef Henk continued his career in various established Capital Region restaurants, until accepting his latest position at The Grist Mill. When not at work in the kitchen, Schoneveld enjoys spending time with his wife at their home in Queensbury and riding his bike.

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Melissa Scott - Sous Chef

Grist Mill Sous Chef, Melissa Scott, started in restaurants at the young age of 14. She began in the front of the house but quickly realized that cooking was her true passion. Shortly after graduating high school, she began her career as a prep cook in North Creek. She worked diligently and efficiently, earning her a line cook position after just 1 year. Her dedication and skill allowed her the opportunity to take on a Sous Chef position at The Copperfield, a large year-round resort near Gore Mountain.

Melissa worked there for 4 years organizing banquets and assisting the Head Chef in the main restaurant, “Trapper’s.” Melissa joined the Grist Mill team in March of 2018 hoping to expand her knowledge base and master gourmet cuisine. She has been huge asset to both Chef Henk and the rest of our staff, always smiling and pleasant. Melissa lives in her beautiful Adirondack styled cabin overlooking Oven Mountain with her son, Nate, who she enjoys spending all her free time with. They most enjoy, fishing, hiking, swimming, baseball and “Monday night dinner dates.” We look forward to having Melissa be a part of our team for a long time to come.

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