Meet the Staff

Additional staff will be added soon. In the meantime, meet our amazing chefs…

Chef Nick Krug

Nick is our manager, chef, and innkeeper. Nick spent his earlier days cooking in a Benedictine Monastery where he worked in the orchards and in the kitchens with the Sisters.  This experience, along with his fond memories of his grandmother, fostered a relationship which is visible in his unique style of baking and cooking.

After earning his degree at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 1999, he continued his training at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. During this time, his experience ranged from bars and saloons to steakhouses and fine dining.

After leaving Nashville, he returned home and spent 15 years as Executive  Chef at a premier Pittsburgh event production company, All in Good Taste Productions, where he orchestrated notable events for a variety of distinguished clients, including the President of the United States.  He was also a private chef for a prominent Pittsburgh family and spent a few of those years working on their yacht on Jupiter Island, Florida. After that, he took some time to travel the country and abroad.

Nick has been with the Inn on Negley for over ten years, sharing his extraordinary culinary talent and attention to detail.

Chef Dana

Chef Dana Patton

Dana Patton is originally from Youngstown, Ohio where she was first introduced to the culinary scene during high school. She went on to culinary school and in 2000 completed her internship at Nemacolin where she met her future husband.

Dana spent a few years traveling and cooking at various locations including Asheville, North Carolina and Telluride, Colorado. In 2008, she got married and settled back in the Pittsburgh area to be close to family.

Prior to the Inn, she worked with Bon Appetit in Corporate Dining in the Strip District. She also worked at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, eventually becoming Sous Chef.

Dana recently joined the Inn on Negley team as Sous Chef. She is a creative asset to the Inn and has been collaborating with Chef Nick on fresh and new breakfast, brunch, and high tea menus.

When she is not in the kitchen, you can find her hiking and biking.