I am pleased to inform you that LYC members Cory Wingerter and Todd Elsasser have graciously agreed to Co-Chair the House Committee.
A longtime LYC member, Cory served for three years as the head of the NJ Restaurant Association, concurrently owned five restaurants employing 300 staff members, and today continues to run one of these restaurants near Princeton, NJ.
Todd, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, first joined LYC in 1971. He has managed several large restaurants and hotels, including the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Brick, NJ and the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ. He also owned the Sandpiper restaurant on LBI for several years. Todd and his wife, Nancy, rejoined the club 2 years ago.
The House Committee has been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition to Cory and Todd, committee members include Roy Childers (POS & Management Reporting), Jack Costello (Budget & Finance), PC Nancy Seggel (Event Planning & Coordination), Ruthe Oliver (Planning), Bob Davis (Budget & Finance), Ed Thayres (Buildings), John Applegate & Dave Finter (Grounds Committee Co-Chairs), and Jason Fertakos (Permits & Zoning).
In order to develop the 2019 plan, a full analysis has been conducted of the 2018 kitchen and bar invoices and overall House budget. Chef candidates have been interviewed, and we are close to making an offer to a highly-qualified candidate. Finally, we have reached out to the 2018 stewards for the upcoming season. To augment food services, we will engage caterers to provide some of the pre-season (mid-April to mid-May) and post-season (post Labor Day) meal services on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Finally, we’re looking for member volunteers to help out in the bar and kitchen during the upcoming season. If you’d like to pitch-in, please contact Cory Wingerter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Todd Elsasser (email@example.com) as soon as possible, including a description of your bar or restaurant experience.
The Club is very fortunate to have such an outstanding group of volunteers collaborating to make this coming season a success.