Snow Princess Tea

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Snow Princess Tea

On Saturday, November 30th from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.the Townsend Hotel

will be hosting a Snow Princess Tea.

Sing, dance and play in a very royal way!

The event is $25 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required by calling

The Townsend’s Tea Director, Laura Klein at 248.647.2196.

Pay It Forward Community Service – 25th Anniversary

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As part of its ongoing Silver Anniversary celebration, The Townsend Hotel is hosting a second random-drawing entry contest designed to acknowledge and reward local community volunteers. The Townsend, in an effort to recognize and thank its patrons and the community for supporting the property for the last 25 years, and in honor of all of great volunteer work done by so many area residents, is inviting anyone eligible to participate in its “Pay it Forward” volunteer recognition contest.

Eligible contestants will be entered in a random drawing to win a gift certificate for one of several Townsend Hotel experience prizes. Dubbed the “Pay it Forward” Contest, winning entrants may choose to either enjoy the prizes themselves as a “thank you” for their volunteer efforts, or pay it forward by donating the prize back to the non-profit organization for which they volunteer (to be used at a future fundraising event).

Pay It Forward Community Service

Jared Chorney – Food and Beverage Director

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Executive PortraitJared 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, Chorney, a culinary industry veteran, most recently served as the general manager of food and beverage operations for the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel in Novi, Mich.  Prior to that, the Rhode Island native served in the same role at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, R.I.  Chorney also is the former proprietor of Palma Restaurant, a Mediterranean-inspired small plates bistro in New Milford, Conn.

So how does a career gastronome keep himself and The Townsend’s food and beverage program at the top of its class?  “Listen to what your guests are saying to you.  I have met so many people who think the way they have been doing things for 20 years is the only way…but trends change, and guests’ tastes change,” said Chorney.  “You have to be flexible and willing to adapt to what your core group of customers are looking for.”

Chorney also credits his success with the ability to think like an owner.  As an entrepreneur who started his own business at 21, Chorney keeps his focus on what is best for the customer and the longevity of the business.

In addition to food and wine, Chorney is a fan of travel and automobiles.  He names the opportunity to meet and serve “The Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr, as his most memorable career moment to date!

A fan of wine, travel and automobiles, Chorney says his favorite aspect of his job with The Townsend is the opportunity to interact with the hotel’s variety of amazing guests on a daily basis.