Kimberly Esch – Catering Sales Manager

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As corporate catering sales manager, Esch, 36, is responsible for establishing new relationships among the area’s business community to further grow the property’s corporate catering clientele. Prior to joining The Townsend Hotel team, Esch most recently served as the off-premise catering sales manager for Epoch Events Catering in Novi, Mich.  Prior to that, Esch spent… Read more »

Andrew Alcid – Rugby Grille Chef de Cuisine

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As the chef de cuisine at The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille, Chef Andrew works closely with the Hotel’s executive chef on menu concepts, as well as ensuring consistent quality in the daily preparation of all menu items. Chef Andrew, who joined The Townsend Hotel team in April 2013, previously served as sous chef with Sodexo… Read more »

David Brown – Rugby Grille and In-Room Dining Manager

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David Brown, a certified sommelier, is the manager of The Townsend Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, The Rugby Grille, and the property’s in-room dining services.  He also is one of the industry’s early champions of Michigan wine.  In fact, Brown, who joined The Townsend in April 2013, is credited with the original development of the now… Read more »

Jared Chorney – Food and Beverage Director

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Jared Chorney, a “foodie” both professionally and personally, is The Townsend Hotel’s food and beverage director.  Since winter 2013, Chorney has been responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel’s food and beverage department, including the award-winning Rugby Grille, The Townsend Bakery, The Corner and the property’s banquet operations. Prior to joining The Townsend,… Read more »