Rondele Socials

Meet Chef Joe Thomas

Approachable and elevated culinary arts that produce great plates starts with vision, travel, experience and creativity. Chef Joe Thomas uses these four elements to push the envelope when developing his creations while entertaining our guests. He believes you eat with your eyes and hearts and not just your mouth when he creates these colorful and visually stimulating culinary art designs.

Chef Joe Thomas is making a presence in the culinary field with numerous awards. The artistic freedom displayed on his plates are show stopping with beautiful details. Dynamic, accomplished and charismatic describes his presence and his desire to share his knowledge with the community is evident.

The chef we are proud to call our own here at Rondele Ranch is paving the way for a complete culinary emersion here in the gorgeous Northwoods of Wisconsin. We are excited to offer upscale dinners with unique beverage pairings, monthly one-on-one culinary classes, and Chef Joe will customize any private event at Rondele Ranch to take your party to the next level!


  • 2019 Local Food Fair, Judges Favorite Award, Central Rivers Farmshed -  Stevens Point, WI
  • Discover Wisconsin TV Show, Best 8 Unique Cheeseburger
  • Big Taste 2017, Best Soup, Best Presentation - Wausau, WI
  • Big Taste 2016, Best EntrĂ©e, Best Salad, Best Presentation - Wausau, WI
  • 7th Annual Wisconsin Grill Cheese Championship 2018, Multiple Trophy  Holder - Dodgeville, WI