By Susanne Simpson
Director of Sales, DZ Restaurants
Autumn has arrived and it’s time to reflect on what was an exceptionally busy summer for DZ Restaurants. Aside from the infrequent rainy day, countless guests enjoyed the lush patios at all three of our restaurants this summer; and many are still braving the cool nights trying to squeeze in every bit of outdoor dining possible. We also had one of our busiest seasons yet with private events and took great pride to ensure all were successful and memorable.
As we strive to always improve our guest experience and personal touch, we have recently expanded our sales team to include Michele Brown as Sales Manager. Michele will be handling Private Events at Forno Bistro and Chianti Ristorante. I will continue to work with our guests for Private Events at Pasta Pane and will also assist with the launch of our newest division, DZ Catering. Over the summer, we have created many strong partnerships with our Saratoga and Clifton Park based hotels and bed and breakfasts through our Preferred Partner Program and have placed many corporate and social events within all three restaurants as a result.
At Pasta Pane we recently hosted a wonderful Joe Carr Wine Dinner at which nearly 100 guests had the chance to meet and learn about the wine parings for the dinner from Joseph Carr himself. Pasta Pane also welcomed Chef James Frese as its new Head Chef and saw Ryan McCormick take on the responsibilities as Sous Chef. Darelle Fitzpatrick welcomed a knew Manager, Lynda Constantine and they are working diligently to continue creating the best dining experience available in the Clifton Park and surrounding area.
We have also been very busy behind the scenes at DZ Restaurants as I eluded to above. We are preparing for the much anticipated launch of our Catering division; DZ Catering. We have already been busy with corporate luncheons and our Dinner Party To-Go line has been met with great enthusiasm and success! Look to our Website to get more details.
DZ Catering provides boutique-style catering services to accommodate private and corporate events alike and strives to fill a unique niche for smaller custom affairs. We specialize in unique personalized events of up to 75 guests in homes, offices or at select venues.
Our Dinner Parties To-Go line features inspired and authentic platters of classic and custom dishes that require little or no effort to set up so you can enjoy your guests AND the party. We will assist you in planning every details of the menu, create it, cook it and package it for you to pick up and enjoy. We have put the fun back in entertaining and taken the stress away.
I look forward to telling you so much more in the next “Note from the Sales Office.” Remember to plan early for your Holiday Gathering to get your first choice of dates! We can host your events in our private rooms and unique spaces at Forno Bistro, Chianti and Pasta Pane, AND with DZ Catering can now help you host your event at your home, office or any location you choose. Watch for more special events on our website for all of our locations and as always please don’t hesitate to call the Sales Office for your social event or business dinner needs.
Until next time!
To plan your next event with us, please contact our Director of Sales Susanne Simpson at 518-339-6373 or email@example.com