The Blue Angel Family
ROSIE COWEN | OWNER
Rosie is a nearly 15 year local was born and raised in England where she learned the height of service in London’s West End bistros. Later, she worked abroad at ski resorts in the Austrian and Swiss Alps. She also studied hospitality in the UK. Inspired by the cafes and bistros she found abroad, she opened the Blue Angel Cafe in 2003 as a second home for locals and travellers alike.
JEFF COWEN | OWNER
Jeff is a 18-year local who started in Tahoe working on the Lake as a captain for Tahoe Sport Fishing. Jeff would take his clients fishing off of Ski Run marina and run the catch up to the Cafe so that his guests might enjoy their freshly caught fish right off the grill. Jeff worked for a local Tahoe agency for many years but his passion for Blue Angel Cafe made him join the team once again. On any given day, you can catch Jeff fixing little odds and ends at the Cafe, or enjoying the summer garden with their three children.
GLENN SIMPSON | EXECUTIVE CHEF
Chef Glenn Simpson has spent the last 17 years in South Lake Tahoe creating culinary splendors for several restaurants in the area. A transplant from New Zealand, and new to the Blue Angel, he has brought with him years of experience in creating well seasoned, honest food, aspiring always to thread a layer of simplicity through each dish. Educated at the California School of Culinary Arts in South Pasadena, he has worked for The Fresh Ketch and the Christiana Inn while participating in numerous food and wine events throughout the Lake Tahoe region, obtaining several gold medals for Best Food and Wine pairing at the annual Sunset Magazine Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Squaw Creek. Eager to create and contribute exciting food for The Blue Angel Cafe, Glenn looks forward to presenting you with well crafted dishes aimed to please your modern palate.