4 Fun Pipers


 Piper Restaurant
and
Banquet Facility

 
2225 South Shore Drive
Macatawa, MI  49434
PH: 616-335-5866   FAX: 616-335-6797
 

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Piper Dining Room/Office Staff

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Pat Eldean

Pat Eldean

Patricia Eldean
Piper Owner and General Manager

The Piper’s owner and general manager is Pat Eldean. Pat opened the Piper Restaurant to complement Eldean Shipyard, which is owned by her husband, Herb. In the course of 28 years, the restaurant has had one major revision. For the first 12 years, it was the Sandpiper, an up-scale fine dining restaurant, which won several awards including the best restaurant in West Michigan. In 1997, it became the Piper, a more casual place where guests felt comfortable visiting more frequently and spending less money.

 

Over the years, Pat has maintained her love for the hospitality business. She enjoys finding ways to enhance the dining experience. Nothing could be more challenging, more diverse and more fun. Pat tremendously enjoys her young and talented staff. She is thrilled to meet former staff (or their parents), and they share how their job at Sandpiper/Piper made a real difference in their lives.

Pat likes variety in everything—how she chooses to rest, exercise and have fun…. She says, “I love cooking and I like diversity in food. I don’t have a favorite recipe because I get bored. I want new flavors, and I like trying new things. I like to read and enjoy all genres of books. I really enjoy my grandchildren, Ryan, 21 and Alexander, 6 years old.” She also has twin two-year-old grand babies, Lachlan and Ella.

 Pat Eldean and Chef Keaton Stearns

Pat with Chef Keaton


Another interest of Pat’s is travel. Her goal is to try to go to the spots in the world that haven’t been overrun with tourism. But of course, that’s getting hard. I guess you could say she is passionate about having variety in all areas in life.
 

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Mackenzie Marks
Dining Room Manager

  

Hello! The Piper has been something of a home for me for over ten years, and I love to help our guests feel at home here too. I first started working for the Piper in 2004. Since then, I have been a table attendant, hostess, server bartender, and now dining room manager.

In addition to being a self-proclaimed restaurant expert/critic, I love being a mom to my three-year-old daughter. Although I have my hands full with my daughter and the Piper, I also love to read, do yoga, experiment with wines, and am re-learning Swedish.

I earned by Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2010 and plan on pursuing a Master's degree in Library and Information sciences.

I can be reached at Mackenzie@PiperRestaurant.com.

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Marks

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Becky Tallman
Event Coordinator

 Becky Tallman

Becky is excited with the new adventure of being our Event Coordinator and meeting new clients at the Piper. She has 30 years at Arboreal Inn as owner and manager.

She is also a Dietary Aide at Freedom Village. She has 3 children: Corey, married, Savannah 17, and Jerica 13. Becky enjoys summers at Fifth Wheel Camp at Lincoln Lake and likes tap and jazz dance.

Email Becky at Becky@PiperRestaurant.com.

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Melodie Moermond
Office Manager/Webmaster

I have been working at Sandpiper/Piper for over 28 years. With a picture window looking out on my corner of Lake Macatawa, I enjoy a wonderful view of the marina, bay and all the ducks. I will be retiring next April and moving to Coloma.

In my younger years, I taught dance lessons such as tap, ballet, acrobatics, jazz and some ballroom. I've also done some choreography for musicals at Holland Civic Theatre and other local groups. I also did a short stint as a gogo dancer, would you believe.

I enjoy golfing, bowling, fishing, walking in the woods and going to the beach, flying sport kites, theatre and concerts, and of course, dancing.

 Melodie Moermond

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Servers & Bartenders

Deanna
Deanna

 Maea
Maea

Bethany
Bethany
 

Natalie
Natalie

Rachael
Rachael

Lauren
Lauren
 

Chari
Chari

Adam Qualiana
Adam
 


 

Alex
Alex 

 

 Piper with wine

Brandy
Brandy

NY's Eve Waitstaff
 
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