By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Aug 30, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced today that it has hired Mark Shoup as the new chef for Dream Dance Steak.

Shoup comes to the position with more than 30 years of experience cooking in venues both nationally and internationally. A Michigan native, Shoup is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America

"This place has me really excited about food again," Shoup noted in a press release regarding his new post. "I have an idea about what Dream Dance is, and new and exciting ideas about what it’s going to be."

While Dream Dance Steak will maintain its signature steakhouse feel, Shoup will make his mark with a variety of subtle changes including an emphasis on local ingredients and seasonal dishes. On the docket are specials like a "fish of the day" as well as new appetizers and desserts.

Shoup takes over the reins for Chase Anderson who departed from Potawatomi this past spring.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

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