By Mark Allen, Clubhouse Manager
I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer at Lake Quivira. We have had some great successes this summer in events around the club. The Pocahontas and Lake Classic member/guest tournaments were very well received, and the Food & Beverage department was given some wonderful compliments by the organizers of these events, as well as the participants.
We have had some challenges regarding other F&B endeavors, but we have welcomed the feedback from the membership and are working very diligently on making sure everyone is receiving the experience they are looking for from the clubhouse operation. One of the steps we have taken over the last month is to staff a dedicated server to the Sunset Terrace patio every evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Also, the House Committee has made the hours of operation easier to understand for the membership and the staff. For the summer months (through the end of September), food service will be available until 9 p.m. every day. The main bar and patio will be open for beverage service until 10 p.m. (last call at 9:30 p.m.) Tuesday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. (10:30 p.m. last call) on Friday and Saturday. The hours for the patio grill outs will remain as they always have been through the end of September.
Several upcoming events will definitely keep the club hopping as the summer progresses. Be on the lookout for the annual Pontoon Crawl on Aug. 26, hosted by the Garden Club. On Thurs., Sept 7, we will be hosting a Silver Oak wine dinner. The dinner will be limited to the first 48 reservations, and the cost will be $125/person. You will not want to miss this opportunity to taste these fantastic wines with food pairings prepared by our Executive Chef, Michael Lamping.
Speaking of chefs, one of our chef apprentices, Gabi Edrosa, was named National Runner-Up in the Jr. Chef of the Year competition. Gabi traveled to Orlando, FL, to compete against the other regional winners and came of just short of winning the competition. We are extremely proud to have Gabi on our staff. The next time you are in the dining room eating, you can brag to your friends that one of your chefs was a National finalist.
We all appreciate your patronage of the Clubhouse and the dining rooms. We know August is a month of vacations and school starting, but when you are in need of a good meal, I hope you will think of Lake Quivira first.