Sales/Conferences/Catering Intern—Summer 2015

Sales/Conferences/Catering Intern—Summer 2015

By Lauren Schlenker

I have always been the type of person that lives for adventure and trying new things. I came out to Colorado with no family, no car, and no idea what to expect! I was ready to start this new adventure and I could not wait to see what the summer had in store for me.

To back track a little bit, let me start out with how this summer came to be. About a year ago, I was about to begin my freshman year of college. I went into school as an Undecided Business major, but hospitality had been on my mind as something that I was interested in pursuing. I quickly realized that hospitality is where I wanted to be, so I declared my major about halfway through the first semester of school. I had grown up in Virginia and lived there my whole life, so for the upcoming summer I wanted to get out, experience somewhere new, and begin my hospitality career. I went through the whole process of applying to the Broadmoor during my first semester and got the call that I had received the position of the Sales/Conferences/Catering Intern over winter break. Yay!!! I was so excited that I was offered to work at such a great property and I could not stop thinking about how great the summer would be! I knew that I was going to learn so much and I could not wait for this opportunity to begin.

intern1I was only home for just short of two weeks before I had my bags packed and a plane  ticket in hand! I was about to move across the country by myself for the whole summer. Ahhh I was so nervous but I knew it would be an amazing experience. I had never been to Colorado before so I could not wait to see it! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! I was absolutely breath taken by the scenery. When I pulled up to the front entrance and I saw the hotel nestled between the mountains, I knew I had made the right decision.

My internship consisted of four different departments which could not have been more perfect because I still don’t know what area of hospitality I want to go into. So, I got to experience a little bit of everything which I feel has really opened my eyes in this industry. My first department was catering. I spent my first four weeks of the internship here. I was able to attend different meetings and I got a real insight on how this department worked. My favorite part was getting to work the weddings on the weekend with my manager. I have major wedding goals after seeing what the Broadmoor puts on! One weekend we even had three weddings all in the same day, including a 350 person wedding. I also was able to get trained on the Delphi program. Having this knowledge not only helped me with catering but the rest of my internship as well.

The second department that I was in was EMM. EMM was my favorite department of the summer because I felt that I learned so much and everyone was so great! I had a lot of hands on experience and I was working directly with guests for the whole two weeks. I was in EMM over the Fourth of July, so I got to work with some of the VIP Guests and watch the fireworks. Seeing Broadmoor fireworks was the best way to spend the holiday. I’m so sad that I only got to be there for two weeks, but I learned so much in such a short time.

intern2The past two weeks flew by, so I knew the next two would also. Next, I began in conference concierge. I made sure to count my steps during my time in this department and I was hitting at least 10 miles a day! We did so much walking!!! I always wore heels in the other departments, so everyone was constantly making sure that I knew to wear my flats! I love talking to people and working directly with the guests, which made conference concierge great because I was always around the hotel.

My fourth and final department was sales (yay back to wearing heels again)! With sales being in a different building I was excited to see not only a new department but also to work on a new side of property. I was able to attend a planning visit while in sales, which was a really neat experience. It’s fun to see how everything comes together for each sale and everything that goes into it. I also was able to see The Broadmoor’s new property, Seven Falls! Ending with sales was a great way to finish up my internship.

Since it was my first time in Colorado, I had to do a lot of exploring! I tried to make sure that I did everything that I wanted to do while I was here. I was able to hike 12.6 miles to the top of Pikes Peak, hike the Manitou Incline, explore the town of Manitou, try a bunch of Broadmoor restaurants, and so much more!!!

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I met so many wonderful people while being here and made friendships that I know will last. Everyone that I worked with taught me so much. I learned more in a ten week period than I ever thought I could. I am very grateful for the experience that I was able to have while interning at The Broadmoor. I am so sad to be leaving and I know that these goodbyes will be very hard, but I can’t wait to come back and visit! Ah I am getting so sad writing this final paragraph! I will never forget my time at The Broadmoor and everything that came with this internship. I know for a fact that hospitality is the right thing for me, and this opportunity has only made me more excited to see what my future in Hospitality holds. THANK YOU BROADMOOR FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!


The Finest Dining at The Broadmoor

Penrose Room

 

It was three days into working at The Broadmoor, when my supervisor nonchalantly said, “Well Caitlin, tonight we are eating  at the Penrose Room with an Italian Journalist! See ya at 7PM!”

 

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It was my first week. I had taken the tour during orientation, gone up to Penrose Room and had pretty much written it off that it would be years until I would eat there. Being the Food and Beverage Intern, I knew I’d be eating at restaurants (I know it sounds unfortunate, but really, I’m getting by). But, I hadn’t assumed that one of the first ones would be where men are required to wear jackets; where women wear their nicest dresses and jewelry; where the chefs have been all over the world; and since 1961, remains Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five-Diamond Restaurant.

Tarte AbricotElegant ambiance, gracious service, and a creative menu invite guests into the glamorous and sometimes surprising dinner.   Contemporary European cuisine is inspired by the seasons and displays the delectable creations of our Executive Chef and his team.  Hand-crafted dishes are filled with the finest seafood, meats, and local produce.

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Our expert sommeliers will navigate you through an extensive wine list to perfectly complement your dinner.  In conclusion to your impeccable meal, a collection of dessert temptations await to delight your palate. Dance the night away to the soothing sounds of our live trio and vocalist in the classic, stylish atmosphere of The Penrose Room.

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So where did The Penrose get its name from in the first place? If you’re a Broadmoor history buff, you know all about Spencer Penrose. The man who made happen what he wanted to happen, I mean he had enough animals to open up a zoo! He was an investor, an anti-Prohibitionist, and a car enthusiast. As the story goes, Penrose once rode in on horseback to The Antlers Hotel, was asked to leave, and he left promising he’d build a grander hotel where him and his horse could be served. Let’s recall, he eventually had seals swimming in his lake and roaming this hotel, not just horses.

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The person who manages this wonderful restaurant is Maitre d’ Duane Thompson. In college, Duane received a degree in Data Processing.

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You might wonder how he wound up as a manager of a restaurant, when he got his degree in something so different! Duane worked at the Antler’s hotel before The Broadmoor. He worked there during college, and realized he loved working with people instead of computers.

Not long after, was he promoted to Assistant Maitre d’ at Charles Court, now Ristaurante Del Lago, at The Broadmoor. In 2001 he became the Maitre d’ at Penrose, where six years later, he’d become the first Five-Star and Five-Diamond Maitre d’ of Colorado for the Penrose.

Surf & Turf Foie Gras Mousse, Yellowfin Tuna, Caviar, Carrot Miso Dressing, Carrot Meringue

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Foie Gras Mousse, Yellowfin Tuna, Caviar, Carrot Miso Dressing, Carrot Meringue

To be Maitre d’ of a restaurant of this status, you need to have the right state of mind. Duane believes that if you train your staff to look for the little things, the little details, the big things will be obvious to them. Details are all very important for a Five-Star operation.

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Duane has my kind of taste. He loves cheese after a long day (and wine, can’t leave that out), chilled soup to indulge in, and his favorite food city is Las Vegas because of the many options on The Strip.

He also loves when celebrities have close ties to Colorado, as would anyone. But I’m sure working in a place like this; you get to personally meet a lot of big names.


He once was asked by Happy Rockefeller to escort her across the room to meet the owners of the Broadmoor. All in a day’s work.

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The Broadmoor Intern – Mary Berenz

mary1When I thought about writing my exit blog I thought to myself, “Oh please, this will be simple. I did so many things this summer that I can write about.” Well, now I find myself sitting here and I have absolutely no idea how I am going to summarize three months of adventures into one minuscule blog post. And believe me, adventure is the only word I can use to describe it.

I dined at nearly every restaurant on property, went to The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cloud Camp, The Ranch at Emerald Valley and The Broadmoor Fishing Camp; I took part in professional photo shoots, witnessed the process of Broadmoor Magazine being published, and I could never forget about the lasting friendships I have made. I can honestly say that I enjoyed going to work; I knew every single day would bring something new, come hell or high water.

I spent most of my days laughing in the office with coworkers, walking around the lake after lunch on sunny days and, of course, lots of work, such as writing The Wedding Blog, interviewing chefs, running all over The Broadmoor to get things done (it took me about a week to figure out that if I wanted to wear heels, I needed to pack flats too), and so much more. It seemed like every day I learned something new. mary2

I’d always find another secret passage way all over The Broadmoor, you just have to know where to look. Not very long into my internship I was introduced to Periscope (oh my, Periscope). Man, this app used to be my own personal nightmare. There is just something really uncomfortable about being in a live video stream: always asking how my hair looks, if there’s something in my teeth, where my makeup is smudged type of thing. People can see these videos through The Broadmoor’s account with live viewers commenting and asking questions. I slowly got more comfortable with it; just ask my manager. I could pretty much be a professional newscaster now (just kidding, I would never).

I just got back from lunch at The Mountain Clubhouse with the majority of people I spent my summer working with and, honestly, it was kind of sad. I am 100% not ready to leave. I’m about to start my final semester at Illinois State University before graduating in December. Becoming a functioning, independent adult has never been so real (and I was just mastering being a “fake adult,” as my parents refer to me.)

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mary4As scary as it is to think about graduation and how I do not have any plans as to what I am going to do or where, I will end up, I know that the experience I gained at The Broadmoor will only help me. This summer could not have gone any better. It started out with my trying to find an internship in Colorado Springs so that I could be with my sister during her husband’s army deployment. It ended with me having the time of my life living with my sister (shopping, doing The Incline and climbing Pikes Peak), and actually liking what I was doing at work, and loving those I was working with. Throughout this summer I was able to try new things, I was able to find out what I am passionate about, and became surprisingly excited for what my future has to hold. I’m not sure when I’ll be back, but I know it won’t be too long because the mountains are holding part of my heart hostage.


Colorado Cuisine: Introducing Restaurant 1858

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Lots of change going on at The Broadmoor this summer. We all know what everyone has been waiting for: the opening of Seven Falls! Finally! Soaring across the canyon, hiking, and a new restaurant that puts you in the heart of the Gold Rush.

Almost two years ago, Seven Falls experienced flash floods. Ruining trails, roads and the attractions, it has been closed ever since. The Broadmoor was proud to become the current owner and caretaker of this historical attraction. Restaurant 1858 sets the scene (and palate) for the Colorado Gold Rush, 1858-1861. It has the Colorado Craveability Factor… if that’s a thing. Creole and Mesquite Barbecue spices. Frontier cooking. It’s all here. Featuring some of the best of the bison burgers and sandwiches for lunch, with the 1858 Mixed Grill and Trout Eight Ways for dinner. Soon to become a family favorite will be the Weekend Supper Specials.Trout 5..300dpi

If I haven’t lured you yet, let me tell you a little more about the menu. America sure is a melting pot of flavors, and 1858’s menu incorporates German, French and Creole flavors to make it sweet home Colorado. Eagles Nest Ranch Quail, Venison Sausage and Black Pepper Roasted Garlic Spaetzle all roam the 1858 Mixed Grill plate. Bourbon Honey Lacquered Pork Loin served with Smoked Sausage and Roasted Apples, and of course, the timeless Shrimp and Grits made to 1858’s fancy. But save room for dessert: Brownie Sundae and Huckleberry, Blackberry Pie are on the menu.

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When I said there are lots of changes going on, there isn’t only the property opening. Chefs are moving around, management being sent every which way, and the staff following along. Jim Paulson, currently known as the manager at the famous Golden Bee, will be manager of Restaurant 1858, and Kathleen Symons will be the Chef de Cuisine, previously at La Taverne.

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Opening a restaurant is a difficult task, as Jim could tell you himself. If many of you are familiar with Colorado Springs, unlike myself, you’d be able to scope out the Red Robin on Powers. If you have a love for bottomless fries and freckled lemonade, like myself, you’d be able to scope it out regardless of knowing the area. Jim Paulson has opened this Red Robin as well as a few Old Chicago restaurants in the area. So he knows a little bit about what’s going on when it comes to opening.

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He believes the hardest thing about this job would be that, one; there are a ton of details. There are a bunch of ideas that you may have in your mind that you need to get organized. Number two: his vision. “The vision I have is that you need to take 40-some-odd people who haven’t met, and in two weeks, be a high operating team when you open the doors.” Seems easy right?

So if you aren’t able to pick up what I’m putting down, rock what I’m rolling, smell what I’m cooking… It’s going to be a very team oriented place up at Seven Falls, and a very well run restaurant.

The team continues with Kathleen (Katie) Symons, a chef whose philosophy is to cook with passion. She, too, has been a part of opening up a restaurant from the back of the house point-of-view. Working at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, she was part of the team that helped Chef Michael Voltaggio open up the new restaurant there.

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Chef Katie has over ten years of cooking experience, first getting her Culinary Arts degree from Sullivan University. Her favorite dish to make is Spaghetti Bolognese with homemade pasta. With all the different meals I mention, I may as well just post a recipe one of these days… (Foreshadow…?)

Every great chef has a mentor, or at least someone who they admire. Chef Kathleen loves the work of Anne Willan. She was lucky enough to participate in a cooking class that Anne taught at the Greenbrier. Another influence: Julia Child.

So with this team, the opening of Restaurant 1858 should be easy as pie, right? I guess you’ll have to see for yourself.

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Don’t have time for a sit-down meal at the restaurant? Chef Katie will also be whipping up food that will be sold from the Seven Falls food truck! After your climb up the 224 stairs to see the falls (or, as I find just as tiring… watching people do the 224 stair climb. They’re getting the daily cardio in for me.), you may want a snack. Our BBQ Colorado Trout Fritters are the perfect fix! You also have Wild Boar Chili and nachos to choose from.

Come see it for yourself, opening August 13th!

 


Movie Schedule: August 1st – 15th

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

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Saturday, August 1    
12:00pm Philomena PG-13 (1 hour, 38 minutes)
7:00pm 5 Flights Up PG-13 (1 hour, 32 minutes)

Sunday, August 2  
2:00pm Big Hero 6 PG (1 hour, 42 minutes)
7:00pm Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Monday, August 3
7:00pm The Water Diviner R (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Tuesday, August 4
7:00pm 5 Flights Up PG-13 (1 hour, 32 minutes)

Wednesday, August 5
7:00pm Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Thursday, August 6 
7:00pm The Water Diviner R (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Friday, August 7    
7:00pm 5 Flights Up PG-13 (1 hour, 32 minutes)

Saturday, August 8    
12:00pm Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day PG (1 hour, 21 minutes)
7:00pm Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Sunday, August 9  
2:00pm The Wizard of Oz (1 hour, 42 minutes)
7:00pm The Water Diviner R (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Monday, August 10    
7:00pm 5 Flights Up PG-13 (1 hour, 32 minutes)

Tuesday, August 11 
7:00pm Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Wednesday, August 12    
7:00pm The Water Diviner R (1 hour, 51 minutes)

Thursday, August 13    
7:00pm 5 Flights Up PG-13 (1 hour, 32 minutes)

Friday, August 14    
7:00pm Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 PG (1 hour, 34 minutes)

Saturday, August 15    
12:00pm Big Hero 6 PG (1 hour, 42 minutes)
7:00pm The Water Diviner R (1 hour, 51 minutes)

 Movies are shown in the Little Theatre. All movies are subject to change.
Movies are complimentary for Guests & Members.
Matinee Showings are 12:00pm on Saturdays & 2:00pm on Sundays.


The Broadmoor Hosts Rally for the Cure Mixed Doubles and Pro-Am Event

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The Broadmoor’s Rally for the Cure tennis event is the largest in the country and spans over two busy summer weekends. The Mixed Doubles and Pro-Am event is scheduled for August 29th and 30th. Proceeds from the event go to Susan G. Komen for the fight against breast cancer.

This tennis event has grown from a 48-woman draw seven years ago to over one hundred amazing men and women who played last year, making us the largest tennis Rally for the Cure event in the country!

With the Women’s Doubles Event being a huge success we are excited to see the turn out this year for the Mixed Doubles
and Pro-Am event! Each days event times are listed below as well as package options for both the Pro-Am and Mixed Doubles.

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Saturday, August 29th
Mixed Doubles Day
8 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11 am 8.0 & Below Combined Mixed Doubles Play
12 noon – 2 pm Light Sandwich Buffet
11 am – 1:30 pm 8.5 & Above Combined Mixed Doubles Play
1:30 – 4 pm 7.0 & Below Combined Mixed Doubles Play
6:30 – 9 pm Center Court Slam Gala. Seated Dinner in the Golf Club.
Player Auction for Pro-Am.
Summer Chic Cocktail Attire. Pink is always appropriate!

Sunday, August 30th
Pro-Am Day & Brunch
9 – 11:30 am Pro-Am Mixed Doubles Play
10:30 am – 12 noon Brunch for Participants & Social Guests
11:45 – 12:45 pm Finals of Pro-Am Mixed Doubles
1 pm Awards Presentation

IMG_2813Mixed Doubles Package $150 per person or $275 per couple
Saturday Mixed Doubles Tournament for One
Light Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday for One
Saturday Evening Gala & Auction for One
Sunday Morning Courtside Brunch During Pro-Am
Player Goodie Bag & Team Photo

Tennis Only Package $120 per person or $220 per couple
Saturday Mixed Doubles Tournament for One
Light Breakfast & Lunch on Saturday for One
Player Goodie Bag & Team Photo

a la Carte Options

Saturday Evening Gala & Auction Only $75/pp or $140/couple
Pro Bidding Starts at $300.
Saturday Evening Cocktail Party Only – Player Spouse $50 pp
Sunday Morning Courtside Brunch During Pro-Am Only $40/pp or $75/couple
Both Social Events Only (per person) $110 pp

For further information and registration details please contact tennis at (866) 850-4350 or visit our webpage.

 


THE BROADMOOR ANNOUNCES AUGUST GRAND RE-OPENING OF SEVEN FALLS AND INTRODUCES RESTAURANT 1858 AND THE BROADMOOR SOARING ADVENTURE

 

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The Five-Star, Five-Diamond Resort Restores Natural Beauty of Historic Attraction;
Adds Restaurant and “Soaring Adventure

SevenFalls309x335From the time it opened to the public in 1873, people have always been attracted the natural beauty and wonder of Seven Falls. Now, The Broadmoor, a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond resort, is pleased to announce the re-opening on August 13, 2015 of a new experience at this storied site: a newly restored park, including not only the sights and sounds of the falls; Restaurant 1858, a unique dining experience, and The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, a series of two unique zip-line courses situated on 1,400 acres adjacent to the park.

Known as “Colorado’s Grandest Mile of Scenery,” Seven Falls is one of the oldest attractions in the Pikes Peak Region and is the only one in Colorado to make National Geographic’s list of international waterfalls. The historic falls cascade 181 feet and are nestled at the end of a spectacular 1,250 foot natural box canyon. At the base of the falls, guests can now enjoy traditional Colorado fare at Restaurant 1858, honoring the start of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush.

Situated on an expansive site above Seven Falls is Colorado Springs’ newest attraction, The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, consisting of two adrenaline-pumping, zip-line courses that end above the park and the Falls. The Woods Course will open on August 13; the Finns Course, which will end with a rappel to the canyon floor, opens in mid-September.SoaringAdventureExamples_BroadmoorOutfitters (1) - Copy

“The goal of our work at Seven Falls has been to restore the natural beauty of this historical attraction,” said Broadmoor President and CEO Jack Damioli. “This summer, guests can experience an all-new adventure and have more reason to visit than ever before. And with Restaurant 1858, guests have a totally unique lunch and dinner dining option that offers another exemplary culinary experience from The Broadmoor.”

The delicate nature of the ecosystem at Seven Falls was severely damaged by flooding in September 2013 and forced the closure of this popular attraction. In order to rebuild the integrity of the park’s environment, Seven Falls will now be a vehicle-free zone, except for continuous on-site park shuttles for those choosing not to walk its wondrous canyon floor.

DETAILS:

Parking and transportation to Seven Falls is located at The Broadmoor’s East Lot just off Lake Avenue on 1st Street, next to the Christmas House. Tickets are available online at www.sevenfalls.com, or at the Seven Falls park gate. The entrance fee for Seven Falls is $14 for adults, $8 for children ages six to 12; children under two are free. Season entry passes, good through December 31, 2015, are available at $35 for adults and $25 for children. A four-person family pass is $100. The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is a separate fee and includes the park entry. Note that Soaring Adventure tickets are only available at The Broadmoor ticket kiosk or online. Outside food is not permitted inside the park.7Falls 8

Seven Falls is open year-round. From the August 13 grand re-opening until September 30, park hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. October 1 through 31, 2015, and March 1 through April 30, 2016, operating hours are 9:00am to 7:00pm daily. November 1 through February 29, 2016, the park will be open Fridays through Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For days and hours of operation of 1858, please see the website at www.sevenfalls.com.

1858 side.frontFor further information on Seven Falls, The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, and Restaurant 1858, including additional activity details and upcoming events as they are announced, please visit www.sevenfalls.com. More information on The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure will be available in early August, including pricing and transportation schedules from The Broadmoor.

 


A Brunch to Suit Everyone’s Tastes

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Did you know that The Broadmoor has one of the top rated Sunday Brunches in the United States. Whether you’re a hotel guest or one of our local patrons, this is sure to please even the most finicky eater.

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A brunch buffet wouldn’t be complete without the omelet and waffle stations, and if you add in the seafood buffet, fruit buffet and quite the dessert spread (because I know after everything you haven’t had enough sweets), you’ve really got something special. Set aside all other meals for the day, you’re going to want to dig in for a long as you can handle!

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Susan Krokidis is the face of Lake Terrace Dining room as Front-of-the-House manager. Though she doesn’t like to be photographed, try to spot her in one of our photos on the blog! She got a head start on The Broadmoor’s hospitality – her parents owned a restaurant in Chicago while she was growing up. They had their regulars and were always nurturing their relationships with any customer that walked through the door.

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Susan may run the breakfast realm here at the hotel, but her favorite foods range from Greek to grilled salmon. But if you’re thinking variety – you could probably go and get something of the sort from the brunch itself!Sunday Brunchlg

She loves the problem solving that comes with running a restaurant. That could mean from those of us that are grumpy in the morning (*hand slowly raising*) to running out of a regular guest’s favorite entrée. She’s had her fair share of experience to deal with whatever comes her way.LTDR Brunch Trout touch up

Running all things banquets, Chef de Cuisine Mark Lefebvre gets all food out the door, with the help of his culinary team, of course. Cooking since the age of 15, his aspirations became a reality when he attended The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York. He’s worked at the best of the best, eventually bringing him here to The Broadmoor. Previously he’s been at the Biltmore in North Carolina and The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

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We all love our grandmother’s cooking, don’t we? I, personally, have memories of my grandma’s raviolis – his earliest food memory is of his grandmother’s homemade cinnamon rolls. Even now, his favorite pastry at Sunday Brunch are the sticky rolls. Can’t argue with that! But on a day off, he prefers some good fried chicken, which he claims is hard to find if you’re not in the South. If fried chicken isn’t on the menu, it’s mashed potatoes, meatloaf and a whiskey to top it off.sticky bun

Even during the week, without the huge Sunday Brunch, be sure to stop by Lake Terrace Dining Room for their breakfast buffet and a view!

 


DID YOU KNOW THE BROADMOOR HAS A FISHING SCHOOL ON PROPERTY?

The Broadmoor’s Fishing House & Fishing School

Many do not know that we have a Fishing School on property. We are broadening the activity options that guests have to choose from allowing further personalization of their experience.

Complete with a large stone fireplace, the new Adirondack-style lodge overlooks the picturesque Broadmoor East Golf Course and is the perfect retreat for fly-fishing instruction geared to all skill levels. Whether you’re new to the sport or have been fly-fishing for years, our small, personalized classes—led by world-class professional guides and instructors—will help fine-tune your technique.

There are a variety of instructional options to choose from. Some of the offered lesson options include a one-hour on-site instruction program is designed to teach the beginner and improve the experienced caster through personalized attention from a certified instructor. There is also a five hour class in which the beginner can learn all they need to know about fly fishing in a day session. Reservations are required.

We also met with Randy Babas one of our top instructors here at Basecamp to get a quick fishing tip and explanation of what Fishing School has to offer. Scroll to the top of the page to view the video!

 

 


Movie Schedule: July 16th – 31st

The Broadmoor’s movie theater is free and open to guests with showings each evening and matinees on the weekend. if you’re staying with us in the next couple of weeks here’s what to expect. Feel free to stop by Espresso’s in the main lobby before the show to pick up a snack and bring it with you. See you there!

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Thursday, July 16th
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)

Friday, July 17th
7:00pm The Cobbler – PG-13 (1 hour, 39 minutes)

Saturday, July 18th
12:00pm Hoot – PG (1 hour, 31 minutes)
7:00pm Focus – R (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Sunday, July 19th
2:00pm City of Ember – PG (1 hour, 30 minutes)
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)

Monday, July 20th
7:00pm The Cobbler – PG-13 (1 hour, 39 minutes)

Tuesday, July 21st
7:00pm Focus – R (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Wednesday, July 22nd
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)

Thursday, July 23rd
7:00pm The Cobbler – PG-13 (1 hour, 39 minutes)

Friday, July 24th
7:00pm Focus – R (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Saturday, July 25th   
12:00pm Swimming Upstream PG-13 (1 hour, 54 minutes)
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)

Sunday, July 26th
2:00pm Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island PG (1 hour, 43 minutes)
7:00pm The Cobbler – PG-13 (1 hour, 39 minutes)

Monday, July 27th
7:00pm Focus – R (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Tuesday, July 28th
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)

Wednesday, July 29th
7:00pm The Cobbler – PG-13 (1 hour, 39 minutes)

Thursday, July 30h 
7:00pm Focus – R (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Friday, July 31st 
7:00pm Paddington – PG (1 hour, 35 min)


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