Kimberly Esch – Catering Sales Manager

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Kimberly Esch, corporate catering sales manager for The Townsend Hotel, didn’t exactly arrive to her new role in June 2013 via the “traditional path,” but that’s precisely what makes her so qualified. Esch grew up on a farm, which she says taught her the value of hard work, dedication and selflessness – characteristics that are… Read more »

Andrew Alcid – Rugby Grille Chef de Cuisine

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“Methodical” is a word one might use to describe the culinary career of Andrew Alcid, the chef de cuisine of The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille since April 2013.  He prides himself on a self-described, “carefully gauged” job progression, which allowed him opportunities to work for nearly a decade in the kitchens of various high-profile eateries… 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 »

Shari Sako-Bojan – Director of Banquet Operations

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From overseeing a summit meeting that included six foreign heads of state, a former president and Henry Kissinger, to helping manage a $9.5 million country club renovation, Shari Sako-Bojan, The Townsend Hotel’s director of banquet operations, has seen and done more than most in her 40+ years in the food and beverage/hospitality industry. Sako-Bojan, who… Read more »

Drew Sayes – Executive Chef

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In 2007, Drew Sayes, The Townsend Hotel’s executive chef since December 2012, earned the title of youngest ever executive chef with his then employer, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  During his tenure with Ritz Carlton, Sayes’ served at various property locations throughout the U.S., including Dearborn, Mich., Marina del Rey, Calif., New Orleans, La. and Buckhead,… Read more »