The Buffet


Guests must be 21 years of age or older to dine at The Buffet. Guests age 20 or younger must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older while dining in the restaurant.

Brunch Hours

Monday - Thursday and Saturday: 9AM - 2:30PM
Friday: 9AM - 2PM

Champagne Brunch
Sunday: 9AM - 2:30PM

Dinner Hours

Buffet Theme Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 4PM - 9PM

Crab Feed Friday
Fridays: 3:30PM - 11PM

Saturday Prime Rib and Crab
Saturdays: 4PM - 11PM

Thunder Rewards members can save:
Preferred: 10%
Gold: 15%
Platinum: 20%
President: 25%
Elite: 50%

Thunder Rewards discounts and menus subject to change on holidays. First Class 50 dining discount not available on holidays. A 10% gratuity is added to parties of 10 or more. Please ask your server for details.

Chef Biographies

Executive Pastry Chef Stephen SmithStephen Smith

Two words sum up Exec. Pastry Chef Stephen Smith’s philosophy on pastries: Fresh Baked. Before coming to Thunder, Stephen dazzled palates at Alexis Park in Las Vegas & the Embassy Suites Maui. Today, he makes sure that every dinner roll, Danish & wedding cake is as enjoyable to look at as it is to eat.


Executive Chef Duane LuukkonenDuane Luukkonen

Executive Chef Duane Luukkonen oversees every aspect of Thunder Valley's culinary development, from procurement of fine locally sourced ingredients to the development of our menus. He recently led the revitalization of The Buffet.


Assistant Executive Chef Andres MoncadaAndres Moncada

Andres Moncada has made cooking for others his life’s passion. In his teens, he washed dishes at a Chicago steakhouse, but watched and learned all the other stations in his off-hours, and eventually was promoted to a cook. A native of Mexico, he came west to be nearer to family and ran the kitchen at Denny’s, earning awards for cleanliness and sales. On a tip from a friend, he got in at Thunder Valley as a cook’s helper, and once again worked his way up - to Assistant Executive Chef in the Buffet.


Greg Schneider

Greg Schneider

Room Chef Greg Schneider specializes in International comfort food with a high-end twist. With more than a decade of service for Thunder Valley's culinary team, Greg delivers on guest satisfaction, creative flavor profiles, and unsurpassed service.


A Deluxe King Bed, down pillows and 320 thread count sheets adorn our Beaujolais Suite.


Our Beaujolais Suite is defined by its open floor plan and airy spaces awash in natural light.


Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own personal sauna in our Beaujolais Suite.

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Need more than one bed?  Our Deluxe Two-Queen Room is the perfect choice.

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Our luxurious guest bathrooms are inviting, comfortable and stocked with all the amenities.

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High ceilings create a spacious and comfortable feeling throughout our guestrooms.

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Our luxurious guest bathrooms are inviting, comfortable and stocked with all the amenities.


Separate living, bathing and sleeping areas are the hallmark of our Provence Suite.


Provence Bathroom


Modern design meets all the comforts of home.


Enjoy luxury at its finest in our Tuscany Suite.


Each Suite has its own unique touches, such as dining tables, pool tables, personal workout equipment and more.


The spacious living area of our Tuscany Suite is ideal for guests seeking to entertain.

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as of 6/19/2019 5:55:56 PM
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