Townsend’s top chef boils down cooking basics...

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By Tiffany Esshaki June 17, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — If the only one shouting advertisement acclaim for your cooking is your smoke detector, don’t worry — the Townsend Hotel has you covered.

For the first time, the hotel’s famed Rugby Grille will open its kitchen doors to visitors for a special cooking instruction series. Participants will get the chance to learn tips of the cuisine trade from Rugby’s executive chef, Drew Sayes, who’s earned countless awards in the culinary industry. “Drew is always kind of big on giving back and promoting his knowledge to other people in regards to cooking,” said Townsend Hotel’s food and beverage director, Jared Chorney. “Some people are intimidated by cooking certain items, so (Sayes) offered to open up the kitchen for people to come in and learn some basic skills they can translate in their own home kitchen.” Chorney said the cooking class will be different in that students [...]

Business Matters-Downtown Publications: Hotel Honors for Townsend...

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By Katie Deska Business Matters


Hotel Honors for Townsend 06/02/2015 – The Townsend Hotel, located at 100 Townsend Street, in Birmingham, was recently named one of the 500 best hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure. The Townsend is the only Detroit-area hotel on the magazine’s “T+L 500″ list. The 500 distinguished properties were chosen by a reader survey that evaluated rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. Business Matters for the Birmingham – Bloomfield area are reported


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DBusiness: Townsend Hotel Adds Assistant Food and Beverage Director...

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BIRMINGHAM — Jérôme Fosset has been added to the Townsend Hotel staff as an assistant food and beverage director. Fosset, of Birmingham, is responsible for operational support of The Townsend’s banquet department, as well as managing The Corner, the property’s cocktail lounge. A mixology enthusiast, Fosset assists in the ongoing evolution of The Townsend Hotel’s broad cocktail program. Born and raised in Bourges, France, Fosset previously worked across the country. Fosset served as beverage and food manager at Starwood Hotel’s W Hollywood, leading the re-launch of the property’s pool bar in summer 2014.