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Named after the former Webster, MA resident and “Father of the American Industrial Revolution,” Samuel Slater’s Restaurant is Indian Ranch’s flagship restaurant sitting on the shores of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Offering craft American food with French and Italian influences, Samuel Slater’s brings a new dining experience to Webster, MA sure to impress your taste buds. Our menu includes a variety of steaks, chops, and seafood all prepared using only the best quality ingredients available. Our dining room is designed with conversation in mind – our open kitchen encourages interaction between guests and the chefs preparing their food and our bar is custom built to be inviting and encouraging a communal experience with friends and family. In addition to our indoor dining room, our restaurant has retractable Nano glass windows that open up to a wraparound patio and to a beautiful view of Webster Lake.
Monday – Wednesday
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday (Brunch only)
Kitchen: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Samuel Slater’s Restaurant will not be open on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
Michael Winslett Executive Chef / GM
Born in Houston, Texas, for Michael, it all started at the age of 13 years old when his father bought a bakery/kosher deli. The gratification from seeing people buy what he baked is what inspired Michael to become a chef. At 16 years old, Michael landed a job at a well-known chain restaurant. After learning that the corporate world wasn’t his cup of tea, he explored his newfound passion and creativity in hotel kitchens. He was able to quickly advance and become the head chef of a Crown Plaza in Austin, Texas at the age of 21. Migrating north years later, Michael found working at the Harvest in Pomfret, CT was a turning point for him. He learned that with food you have to set a standard and never accept anything less. At the Ceres Bistro inside the Beachwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, Michael came to realize the importance of both the front and back of the house concepts in the overall
Fast forward to present day, and here is Michael with Samuel Slater’s Restaurant at Indian Ranch. Michael was a part of the Samuel Slater’s project from the very beginning and his vision is critical for what the restaurant has become.
Marilyn Ouellette Chef De Cuisine
With more than a decade of experience since graduating at the top of her class from Johnson & Wales University, Chef Ouellette was able to acquire a well-rounded culinary experience working under established chefs such as Chef Barry Correia at The Kittansett Country Club in Marion, MA; Chef Raymond Southern when he was at The Blue Hills Country Club in Canton; Chef Michelle Blass at Tomasso Trattoria in Southborough, MA; and Sodexo at The Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick. Before joining the Samuel Slater’s Restaurant team Chef Ouellette was Head Chef for The Inn at Woodstock Hill in Woodstock, CT and worked closely with the chef/owner Richard Naumann. It’s these experiences that allowed Chef Ouellette to develop her expertise. Chef Ouellette is very excited to be working alongside Chef Michael Winslett and the amazing crew at Samuel Slater’s
Steve Holloway Bar Manager
Born and raised in Worcester, Steve remained in the community to advance his education at Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University. With the support of his family, including his 2 children, he has been working at bars in the Boston and Worcester areas for close to 20 years. During this time, Steve has had the opportunity to work under notable bartenders such as Brother Cleve, at Boston’s Red Lantern, and Silas Axtell, at Worcester’s Niche Group. Ready to take his past experiences into this new endeavor, Steve is excited to bring his expertise to Samuel Slater’s Restaurant and jump-start the craft bar culture in Webster.
Kara Dexter Restaurant Manager
Kara was born and raised in Brookfield, CT. Kara is a hard-working mom surrounded by a loving husband and four fantastic children. Kara has committed the past twenty years of her life to the food industry. She started as a catering manager at The Country Chef, moved onto fine dining at The Harvest restaurant in Pomfret, CT, and finally spent the past ten years at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, CT. Her time there forming wonderful relationships with customers is one of the many reasons she has always had a drive to become a restaurant manager. Kara’s goal is to ensure everyone who walks through the doors at Samuel Slater’s leaves with a memorable experience.