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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds. The park treated these areas; risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife More

Wawona Meet the Chef

Meet the Chef: Chef Dwayne McFann

Chef Dwayne McFann has been with Delaware North Company since their arrival in Yosemite National Park in 1993.  Chef McFann is the Executive Chef of the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite.  He brings a vast amount of culinary knowledge and experience with him to Wawona through his many years of cooking.

Chef McFann graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary program through the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and also holds the Certification level of Chef de Cuisine through the Local American Culinary Federation Chapter.

Chef Dwayne firmly believes that you have to put “the love” into every dish. By adding “the love” you are giving Guests the best culinary experience possible.

Chef McFann and his expert culinary staff are happy and willing to accommodate any special dietary needs. To better ensure that you have an excellent experience, we respectfully ask that you call ahead with any special needs.  Come enjoy the wonders of Yosemite and stop by for Wawona dining and “the love”.