Skip to Main Content

Valleyfair

Skip to Next Section

Meet Valleyfair's New Executive Chef

Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. Twitter: @kelseymegard.

Valleyfair is excited to introduce our new executive chef, Sammy Alamri. Sammy brings over 20-years of experience to Valleyfair, and he excited to start leading our innovative culinary team. 

Before coming to Valleyfair, Sammy was an executive chef at Target Center in Minneapolis. His work in entertainment venues showed Sammy that event dishes do not always have to be hot dogs and hamburgers. 

"I do like stadium food, and I do like hot dogs, but I always try to take the food we serve to the next level," Sammy said, "I want to bring dishes to Valleyfair that you would find at fancier restaurants."

There are a lot of things that Sammy is excited about for this season, but he might be most excited about pairing a good meal with the perfect beverage. "There are things you don't typically see in a park that I want to try this season," Sammy said, "Why not have a nice charcuterie spread with a glass of wine at Valleyfair?"

Sammy wants to make sure that parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy a nice meal and beverage while their kids are off splashing in Soak City. He is excited to enhance Valleyfair's food and beverage in all aspects of the operation, from foodservice to staffing.

As one of five children, Sammy grew up in a busy house. He developed an appreciation for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine as a young child by watching his mother and grandmother create authentic dishes. Sammy's favorite recipes include dumplings and lamb with tons of spices. At home, Sammy likes to give his Mediterranean dishes some French flare. 

Sammy holds several culinary certifications through American Culinary Federations and is a member of the Professional Chef's Association.

Related Topics:

Share This

Kelsey Bailey

Kelsey joined the Valleyfair team in 2017 as PR and Communications Manager. She enjoys eating endless funnel cakes, riding Renegade multiple times a day, and telling all the wonderful stories about the inner workings of Valleyfair. Twitter: @kelseymegard.

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Valleyfair Revs Up the Fun with New Monster Jam® Experience

As if all of the fun this summer with Peanuts Celebration and Grand Carnivale, wasn’t enough we’re revving up the fun with a brand-new, limited-time, interactive experience through a new partnership with Monster Jam®.
Read More

A Look Back at Valleyfair Through the Years

Take a trip with us through Valleyfair's history!
Read More

Take Class Outside with Valleyfair's Youth Programs

When you participate in our youth programs or student field trips, Valleyfair becomes your own interactive, state-of-the-art classroom (and the ultimate playground for after class).
Read More

Get ready for all new AWESOME in 2020! 

Get rewards simply by having fun? YES! With Valleyfair's Pass Perks, a new rewards program exclusively for Season Passholders, each and every park visit counts toward earning fantastic surprises that you can redeem on future visits!
Read More

Meet Former Navy SEAL - Dan McKeon

Today and every day we are proud to honor the heroes who keep our country safe. We also want to recognize and thank the veterans who work right here at Valleyfair for their service!
Read More

Preparing Valleyfair for Winter

As the temperature drops and snow starts to fall, many of us focus on the upcoming holiday season and winter activities. Not the Valleyfair Maintenance team. It is full speed ahead to get the park ready for 2020.
Read More

Favorite Moments from 2019

Can you believe the season is already over? Here at Valleyfair, we are already missing the rush of roller coasters, the splashes from speed slides, and the screams from giggling children in Planet Snoopy. It has been a whirlwind of a year and there were so many awesome moments from this season, we wanted to take a second to review some of our favorite moments from 2019.
Read More

Valleyfair Earns Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Valleyfair Amusement Park has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Valleyfair’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory disorders. 
Read More

Spooky Menu at Surly Boowery for ValleySCARE

Surly Brewing has taken over Chicken Shack! In this new residency program, Valleyfair is partnering with Surly to provide outstanding and unique food and beverage throughout ValleySCARE.
Read More

Halloween Help from Goodwill

With three kids, coming up with Halloween costumes that please them all without driving myself crazy is one of the most daunting parenting tasks of the year. There have been years when we’ve had to run to party shops and makeup stores, borrow pieces from friends, sew, glue and cut until late into the night of October 30.
Read More