The Blue Heron Restaurant opened its doors in 2001 at the Clubhouse in Yosemite Lakes Park under the leadership of Chef David Pol. The Blue Heron quickly rose to prominence as one of the best restaurants in the Coarsegold area. The Blue Heron is an intimate, relaxed upscale restaurant featuring globally inspired cuisine sourced ethically from our Valley and beyond.
The Blue Heron is committed to maintaining a strong agricultural and economic community. We believe deeply that we must play an active role in the stewardship of our planet.
The abundance of small family farms in the San Joaquin Valley allows us to stay connected to the source of what we eat. Whenever possible, we purchase seasonal, regionally grown products. If we cannot source a menu item locally, we strive to purchase from farms and ranches committed to sustainable farming practices.
Executive Chef David Pol
We are fortunate to have Chef Dave as our Food & Beverage Manager. Chef Dave has 40 years of industry experience that covers various areas of our industry: Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Chef at fine dining restaurants, country clubs, resort properties, private homes, institutional properties, catering companies, food service companies and consulting services.
Within these facilities he was responsible for leading, guiding, and directing staff and developing, organizing, preparing, and executing Classical, American Regional and International Cuisine menus. He has designed and produced spectacular ice sculptures for buffets, banquets, weddings and ice art competitions.
Chef Dave was the Assistant Culinary Division Director of the Institute of Technology, in charge of curriculum development and overseeing 15 Chef Instructors and 400 students!
Just picture it…
…a beautiful, lakeside ceremony beneath an elegant gazebo, shared with your friends and family.
Let us accommodate you and your guests at our serene waterfront location, surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees and the natural beauty of the Yosemite region.
Whether you want a stunning outdoor event, or an elegant indoor affair, we have the perfect setting for your story.
Our experienced staff possesses a genuine spirit of service that truly sets our events apart. Through meticulous attention to detail, conscientious service, and a deep desire to please, our planning team and event staff will bring your dreams into reality.
Our Wedding Package Includes:
- A Beautiful lighted Gazebo & Lush Grassy Area Right On The Lake For your Ceremony
- Tables, Ceremony Chairs, and Reception Chairs
- All Service Ware Including Plates, Silverware, Water, Wine or Champagne Glasses
- Your Choice of Linen and Colored Napkins
- Full Service Bar (No corkage fee)
- Extensive Menu Options to Choose From
- Cake Service (No additional fee)
Our experienced event coordinator will assist with all aspects of planning your special day, and will be at your disposal for Peace of Mind at the Venue leading up to and the day of your wedding.
Our on-site catering team will create a completely customized menu for you and your guests that will be sure to please all of your guests!
This unique hidden gem located in Yosemite Lakes Park, a residential community halfway between Fresno and Yosemite National Park, offers a spectacular lakeside view and year-round activities.
Our guests enjoy a warm, relaxed and memorable experience, great food and personalized service from staff that understands the importance of attention to detail.
Whether you’re building memories with family and friends, planning your wedding, or looking to build team morale within your business, The Blue Heron at Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse will provide a magnificent experience. It truly is a place of unique and natural beauty!
Banquets & corporate events
We would like to introduce you to the Blue Heron’s Events and extensive menu selections. These international menus have been customized to suit your every need. We will be happy to create menu packages accommodating your taste, budget and ideas.
Your guests will easily convene to our foothill location from all areas of the Central Valley and plentiful free parking adds an added dimension not found in many facilities.
The casual country atmosphere and lakeside setting provides a refreshing escape from the ordinary, while our menus and excellent service ensure a quality experience. The Blue Heron can cater to a variety of business functions, ranging from small meetings or cocktail receptions to large black tie affairs.
At the Blue Heron, we subscribe to the belief that you are only as good as the people around you. We have surrounded ourselves with a diverse group of talented individuals whom we are proud to call employees and friends.
Alfredo Avila — Restaurant Manager
Denise Day — Head Bartender
Justin Arnold — Sous Chef
Gina Vargas — Chef de Cuisine
Arlene Guerrero — Chef de Partie
Caycee Davis — Garde Manger
Christian Romeo —Pastry Chef
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager/Banquet & Events Coordinator
Kassie has a wealth of experience working with multiple chefs around the state of California, and is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at IOT Clovis. With an extensive background in event planning, a sharp eye for including those little details crucial in planning your event, and a passion for creating lasting memories, she will ensure your event is a great time for all!