Our Staff

Norton's Business Team

Robyn and George Mockus, Owners
Nicholas Bijak, Executive Chef & Food Service Manager
Jeff Mitchell, Sous Chef
Doug Curtis, Beverage Manager
Patty Roth, Dining Room Manager
Christine Seno, Marketing/Website Management

Robyn and George Mockus, Owners
 
From owning Norton's of Green Lake until 2004, to a retail business in Princeton called "Georgie's", to an adventure to California to meeting many "movie stars" in a business venture in Santa Barbara, George and Robyn have gone full circle. And then, in November of 2012, they decided to purchase the restaurant back! November of 2012.
 
With a passion for the restaurant business and a focus on customer service that is second to none, the couple has poured their hearts and souls into making this business a great success! You are welcomed with a friendly smile and sincere sense of gratitude for your business, as each customer, be it local or tourist from miles away, is the most important guest to both of them from the moment you walk through the door to the moment you depart.... in bliss, having had a dining experience with excellent food, beautiful decor, views of the lake, and a friendly professional staff that makes you feel as those you have just been with longtime friends. We sincerely thank you and will look forward to seeing you again!


Nicholas Bijak, Executive Chef & Food Service Manager

Nicholas Bijak graduated from Joliet College, majoring in Culinary Arts and has been a Chef for over 20 years. Nick has experienced a wide variety of cultures while studying in Europe, he learned international cooking in Italy, France and Spain.
 
He has studied under award-winning Midwestern Chef's including Mike McGreal, Keith VonHoff, and Master Pastry Chef Albert Imming.
 
Nick holds several awards including, Appetizer of the Year from Calavo Avocado Company for his Avocado Garlic Loaf, Chocolate Champion in 2011, and the 2012 People's Choice Award from the Wisconsin Pork Association.
 
When asked what he plans to accomplish as Executive Chef, Bijak responded, "providing exceptional food for a reasonable price, getting to know our customers well, and creating a positive work environment."


Jeff Mitchell, Sous Chef

Jeff has a passion for cooking. He has been with Norton's of Green Lake for over 18 years. Jeff says, "one of the best things about working at Norton's is that they always purchase quality food, which actually makes my job that much easier. Quality product in - makes for a great quality product out to the customer."
 
When Jeff is not at Norton's he is working part-time at UPS, spending time golfing, or going to his daughter Madelyn's sporting events with his Tawnia. Jeff has always enjoy the culinary arts, and brings a positive attitude and a strong team approach in working with the staff at Norton's.
 

Doug Curtis, Beverage Manager

Doug has been in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. Doug enjoys working with his staff and interacting with customers. Doug said, "It's great to see all the people I have known for so many years, coming into Norton',s and also getting to know the new customers. Doug emphasizes the importance of good customer service, and knows that his team enjoys providing the best customer service to all guests.
 
When asked what do you like best about being Beverage Manager, Doug replied "Getting to know people, finding out what their likes are, and remembering! Remembering is key when working in the service industry. As Beverage Manager, Doug is planning a new "Summer Drinks" Menu.
 
During his time off, Doug enjoys being a great Dad to his son Jonah and his daughter Bianca.

Patricia Roth, Dining Room Manager
As Dining Room Manager for the last 6 years Patty knows many of the regular customers, what they like, and how to make their visit to Norton's an enjoyable experience. Patty has been in the customer service industry for over 30 years, starting at the Oakwood Lodge in 1976. The historic Oakwood Lodge was owned by her husband Greg's family for many years, and was one of the landmark Bed and Breakfast's to visit in Green Lake.
 
Patty has been at Norton's for over 26 years and loves the family atmosphere, and seeing many of the customers that she has come to know from her early days at Oakwood Lodge to those she has met from her years at Norton's. Patty said "It's great to have everyone excited about the new decor and I am loving all the great compliments we are getting about the menu and the entree's Chef Nick Bijak and his team are preparing."