Employee Spotlight: Executive Chef Colin Coyle

As Colin Coyle begins his first season with us as Executive Chef of Dunes, we sat down to chat with him about his career and his experience on the island. 

Question: What’s Your Personal Background?

Answer: My dad was an Executive Chef at a country club in Florida. I started working in his kitchen when I was 12 years old. I worked for him for many years and then I branched out on my own at a number of other Golf Clubs. Prior to coming to the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard, I was working at the Red Cat Kitchen in Edgartown. I’m now the Executive Chef at The Dunes restaurant at the Winnetu.

Question: What’s Your Favorite Thing About the Winnetu?

Answer: I love the freedom to explore new menu ideas. Mark and Gwenn Snider (the owners) have created a wonderful property here that feels homey but at the same time, is sophisticated. I’m looking forward to creating dishes that fit that vibe.

Question: What is Your Favorite Island Spot?

Answer: I love going to the local farms here on the Vineyard – Morning Glory Farm, North Tabor Farm, and all the others. I really enjoy selecting all my own produce, grown by the great people here, and creating dishes with the fresh ingredients.

Question: What Do You Like to Do in Your Spare Time?

Answer: I really like going to the Peaked Hills’ Trails, South Beach in Katama, and Great Rock.

Question: What Do You LIke to Eat at Home?

Answer: Well, this week I’ve been eating a lot of grilled lemon truffle chicken and gnocchi.

Question: Do You Have a Recipe That You Can Share With Us?

Answer: Well, I can share this one with you…

Puree a whole lemon (peel and all) with rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. Marinate a boneless chicken breast in this puree overnight. Grill the chicken, sautee garlic, shallots, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. Add the grilled chicken, some white wine, chicken broth, and butter. Also add gnocchi, salt and pepper.

Question: Can you give us a sneak peek into a new recipe that you’re cooking up for us this year?

Answer: I’m working on a charred quail dish with figs, brussels sprouts, and applewood smoked bacon – together with a citrus relish.

That sounds delicious, Chef. We can’t wait to sample your creation!

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There are still perfect fall Vineyard days ahead- savor them while they’re still here. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what we’re offering in the final days of our season 📸: @luolivile
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Stop by The Dunes this week and soak up the season’s flavors from exec. Chef Colin Coyle’s fall menu. Tues - Sat. (and, weather pending, the deck and it’s glorious views is still open!)
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Local beer with a local view. Come join us on the @thedunesmv deck for our fall menu and views over South Beach, Tues-Sat.
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Those who know, know that September is glorious on Martha’s Vineyard. Come explore with us in #Katama this fall 📸: @bosfashionista
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September views from the Winnetu 📸: @dania_alyse
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Summer lingers on with oysters plucked right from Katama Bay by @signatureoysterfarm. Book a BYOB Oyster tour with Signature Oysters when you’re with us next 📸: @shorelinesillustrated
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September doesn’t mean that summer is over! Tap the link in our bio to learn about our summer offerings offered this September 📸: @topflightfamily
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Summer later with us this September. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what’s happening around the hotel during this spectacular month on-island
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Leave your car on the mainland and take advantage of our Arrive & Drive option. We’ll arrange to have a rental Jeep, Mini Cooper, or one of several other options waiting for you at the ferry when you arrive! 📸: @mrsnipple_
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