Granbys Inn at SilverCreek, convention center celebrate changes
With new interior upgrades, management firm and conference center catering company, the Inn at SilverCreek heads into 2009 prepared for a fresh start.After a short hiatus last year, the convention center at the Inn at SilverCreek is back in business serving up catered space for weddings, business events and a variety of other gatherings. An agreement was signed in December for the Wild Horse Catering Company to cater events at the re-opened center.Chris French, owner of the catering establishment with John Cribari, is excited about the new venture.From specialized small events to innovative large-event catering, we relish this opportunity, she said. We love food and we love to share it.The Inn at SilverCreek had wanted to include top-notch food service for its events. Now that Wild Horse Catering has signed on to work with them, We know we can offer the highest quality food, matched by excellent service, said Cheryl Shipe, Inn general manager.Individuals or businesses planning events or gatherings, big or small, can now consider the convention center at the Inn at SilverCreek once again, she added.The Fraser Valley catering company started four years ago through the efforts of the owners of the Wild Horse Inn near Tabernash. The business also has a gourmet food shop and caf in the Alco shopping center in Fraser.It is proud of its reputation. Along with great service, the company is known for using fresh ingredients and simple, yet elegant presentation, to allow the full character and flavors of foods to shine through at your special event, French said.Wild Horse Catering is flexible when it comes to event planning, and menus are designed with a consultant so that the needs of the customer are the utmost priority. Custom menus and great-looking buffets and ambiance are their specialty, French said.The 21,000-square-foot convention center also underwent renovations while the doors were closed. Wi-Fi is now available for the first time. Under its new management team, The Alderwood Group, the 300-room inn features the largest conference space in Grand County.The hotel also has a health facility and the new team plans to offer local memberships once again, perhaps by the end of January. The club has a pool, hot tubs, weight room and racquetball courts. Tennis courts are also on property.An in-house food service business is available at the R&R Bar and some conference center special events. With new wide-screen TVs, dining options, and expanded televised offerings of current sporting events, the R&R hopes to regain focus as a family restaurant and a true sports bar.Shipe, previous director of operations for The Alderwood Group, said the companys focus is on positive community relationships, a key element of its business model. We really do believe in local involvement and giving back to the communities where we operate.
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