Meet the Staff

Director of Culinary Operations and Executive Chef

Food & Beverage Director and Executive Chef Michael Bujold heads up the Shangri-La culinary team. He is responsible for all food & beverage services at both the Summit Restaurant and Buffalo Bar as well as Doc’s Bar & Grill at the resort hotel & conference center and Eddy’s Lakeside Bar at Shangri-La Marina.

With more than 20 years of experience, including 14 years as an Executive Chef, Chef Michael is a great addition to our staff. Prior to his job in Maine, he was Corporate Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director for the Azur Hospitality group where he was tasked with the design and execution of opening five venues in Nassau, Bahamas. He also assisted Azur with operations at two Miami, Florida properties, Villa Azur and Brasserie Azur.

He is certainly not without local Oklahoma knowledge and experience, as well, having served for three years as Fine Dining Chef/Chef De Cuisine at McGill’s on 19 at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa. He also handled the buffet venue at Hard Rock as well as working to design, plan and open “Casino 3” food & beverage venues at the casino.

Director of Food & Beverage

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona except for a stint in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she graduated from high school, Melissa has been engrossed and engrained in the food and beverage industry for her entire adult life.

Prior to joining the team at Shangri-La, Melissa served as Food & Beverage Manage at Desert Diamond Casino & Entertainment in Tucson, managing both front of the house and back of the house operations supervising over 300 employees plus chefs!

After a lifetime in Tucson, Melissa made the move to Monkey Island and joined the team at Shangri-La December 1, 2019. She continually works on recruiting, training, and supervising all Food & Beverage employees throughout the resort to ensure the ultimate in service at all resort venues.

Although a career in food & beverage doesn’t leave much time for hobbies, Melissa says she enjoys “the gym” and “eating and drinking…which might explain the gym,” she laughs.
She loves exploring new food & beverage venues, new technology, and methods of constantly improving service.

Her daily priority is to make every dining experience at any Shangri-La venue a wonderful memory.