2015 American Academy of Chefs Dinner
Words cannot express how appreciative I am to have visited the White Manor Country Club last evening and was honored to be assembled in such a beautiful setting with all my ACF friends, both old and new. All the hard work you and your staff put into the reception and the dinner was truly amazing and most of all, enjoyable to all.
A friend once advised me to find my passion” and make an “impact” with my life. I felt it was great advice and I set out with a mission over my 40 year career. You, Chef Drew, are on the road with the same mission. All ACF members in attendance felt your passion and were all truly impressed with your great results.
Please pass my gratitude to your General Manager - Charles Fahy, Sous Chef - Norris Waters, your entire staff and your beautiful wife – Kat. The great evening I experienced was an experience that I could not run down the street and buy. Consequently, your gift of a great dinner was “priceless”.
George A. O’Palenick, ACF Northeast Regional Vice President
White Manor helped to make all of our wedding dreams a reality!
When we took our first tour of the venue, we instantly fell in love! I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else if I had to re-do it all again. The whole team at WMCC was beyond exceptional! The staff was willing to answer questions we had, whether it be small or big. Their help made the planning experience so much more stress-free.
On the big day, we did not have the best weather, it was cold and rainy. Even though we got married inside, it was gorgeous. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WE CHOOSE THIS VENUE WAS BECAUSE THEY HAD A "PLAN B" FOR UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER!
The staff really helped to make sure that my fiance and I just relaxed. They gave us our own server to follow us throughout the evening to make sure we had whatever we needed. During our rounds of "hellos," the guests could not stop commenting about how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the food was and how friendly the staff was.
WMMC went above and beyond my expectations. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VENUE TO EVERYONE!!
Peter & Lauren
Thank You For Everything!
Thank you for everything you and your staff did to make Sam's Bar Mitzvah celebration a spectacular event. The whole team did an amazing job, leaving no detail overlooked. We were so proud of everyone, and are grateful to call White Manor our Second Home!
Jenn & Craig
Thank You WMCC Team!
On behalf of the Larkin and Sitko families, we want to thank each and every member of the WMCC team that helped orchestrate such a wonderful Communion Party for Aidan. Kim, Chuck and Chef were beyond flexible when we added more guests at the last minute. The room looked fantastic and the food was seriously the BEST we’ve had thus far! The omelet station was a huge hit and everyone raved about every item that was served! The service was impeccable, warm and exemplary. We just can’t thank you all enough for making our son’s special day such a memorable one!
Expectations blown!! Thanks so much and please pass along our sincere gratitude to all of the team members!
Trisha and Joe
Thank you for a perfect celebration!!
This weekend, we had the pleasure of celebrating our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah at White Manor Country Club. The event was perfect! Your country club looked beautiful (Mother Nature helped a little by giving us a beautiful day), your staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. Many, many of our guests echoed this sentiment that day and in subsequent emails/conversations.
It has been a pleasure working with Kim to plan this event. From our first contact over a year ago through the event, Kim was always enthusiastic, attentive, supportive, professional and just about every other positive adjective you can think of. She answered every email or phone call promptly and completely. She went the extra step for anything we needed and took care of every detail; no matter how insignificant it may have seemed. I knew I did not have to worry about a thing on Saturday; I knew that Kim had it covered.
Her attention to details can't be matched. She remembered things that I didn't even remember telling her. It is clear that Kim, and all the staff we encountered, take great pride in their work and seem to enjoy being at White Manor. That makes for a terrific environment in which to host any celebration. Additionally, and most importantly, they made us feel welcomed and seemed to genuinely want our party to be as much of a success as we wanted it to be.
I have attended several Bat Mitzvah celebrations at White Manor and all of them have been stellar. As one of my guests commented to me "the vibe at the party was wonderful" and I have found this to be true at each of the White Manor events I have attended. I would enthusiastically recommend White Manor Country Club to anyone considering it for their event.
We have created precious, wonderful memories at White Manor Country Club that will last a lifetime. We owe your staff a debt of gratitude for making our celebration so special and perfect.
Thank you for everything.
Wendy & Hal
Thanks for all your hard work on Saturday, and leading up to it! We had a fabulous time and a very successful fundraiser!! I must say, the guests truly LOVED the new venue and it was very suitable for the agenda.
Thank You So Much For Everything!
Thank you so much for everything. Saturday was perfect and we have been receiving nothing but wonderful compliments on the venue from our guests. They raved about the food and the bar and everything else. Thank you again for everything. We could not have asked for anything more perfect for our wedding day. You were an absolute pleasure to work with.
Marissa & Gabe
A Really Big Thank You!
While it certainly wasn't the biggest event ever held at White Manor, it will be the most memorable in our 24 years at the Club. Everyone really went "above and beyond" to make Linda's surprise birthday very special. Kim's careful planning and suggestions, Grove's helping to set up, John's scheme to ensure the surprise, Mike's extra attention to selecting and serving the wine (way too much, but whatever...) Adrienne's great attentive service and Drew's terrific spread all combined to make for an absolutely perfect evening. And, Alicia's reassurance and support got me through many anxious moments ( I can't imagine how I'll handle a wedding...). Seriously, a country club provides many activities but I do think it's a bit rare to find staff members who really put so much enthusiasm into their work. Saturday night was a great example of that commitment and I really appreciate everyone's help. Again, while this party will probably be forgotten in a few weeks by most, it will be part of our memories forever.
Robert & Linda
Thank You So Much!
There will never be enough words to say thank you for all of your help and for making our day so special and perfect! You are amazing at your job. My parents were raving about you this morning. Again thank you for everything. It was a pleasure working with you. We would not hesitate to recommend you and White Manor to anybody looking for a wedding venue.
Off to Mexico!
Stacy and Michael
You Guys & Your Staff are AMAZING!
Andrew and I just wanted to take a minute to tell you again how absolutely amazing Rachel's Bat Mitzvah was on Saturday night! You and the staff at White Manor totally exceeded our expectations for our event. Everything, down to the last detail, was perfect. And the staff was incredible... they went out of their way to be accommodating - even making our hungry daughter a platter before the event got started. Everyone made us feel special and well cared for.
You guys and were exceptional, and we simply can not thank you enough!
Our friends and family RAVED about the food and drinks! Rachel's Glam Slam was a hit! Finally, everyone thought White Manor Country Club was absolutely beautiful. You and the members should be very proud of both the recent renovations and the absolute highest level of service we received from our first call to White Manor nearly three years ago through Saturday night. Everyone we met was a pleasure. We cannot thank you enough for making Rachel's Bat Mitzvah so special for her and us. Of course, it would be our pleasure to share our very positive experience with others considering White Manor for their special event - you deserve the praise and we would be doing your prospective guests a real service too.
While we have never considered joining a country club before, Lori and I both said we would consider joining White Manor Country Club if we only lived closer!
Thank you again.
Andrew & Lori
This Is Not Like Me!
Normally when I want to compliment someone, I do the letter routine, but here I do not want to wait! We were guests at the wedding reception just this past Saturday evening at your country club.
Fantastic service by the individuals at the bar!!
Fantastic service by the young ladies serving all the extra treats!!
Fantastic food served by the chefs!! Ready made right there on the spot!!
Fantastic service and food once inside the dining room, just unreal!!
Just an absolute fantastic night!!!!
I don't care who you are, especially me: I can find fault with anything; sometimes I think it is my job. The service, food, the excellence of service put on by your individuals on Saturday night was just unreal. I don't care what cut of meat you have, I truly don't; but when you can cut it with your fork!! Just too much! I was told several times by my wife: "Stop eating, we still have dinner to do", she was so right. I understand that the wedding cake was delicious, my wife and I wouldn't know. We wrapped up a couple pieces for our grandchildren to let them enjoy it; we were too full!
Wonderful service, wonderful staff, fantastic food!!!
You should be complimented in every aspect of the evening!!
Glenn & Rose
Thank You For A Spectacular Evening
What a spectacular evening at the Franklin and Marshall Send Off Party, hosted by Bob and I. Jon, you were involved in everything and so gracious and competent as always!! You have a way of making us feel so comfortable and welcome as does all of your staff! Kudos to you!!
Kim was concise and such a pleasure to work with! She even looked up the colors of Franklin and Marshall on their website and accordingly the room was their colors!! Franklin and Marshall Staff were so impressed, as were we!
Cecil made sure the evening flowed without a flaw and was so warm and wonderful to work with as well! Even John, who was working at the pool, came by before the event started to say he was available for any of our needs.
Thanks to Drew, the food was absolutely delicious and served with such elegance! Loved the appetizers on the big spoons! How clever! Drew, always prepares the best meals, whether at dinner or at an event. We know we can never go wrong having Drew as the chef!
The servers and bartenders were absolutely gracious and a pleasure! They worked very hard and always with a smile.
Again, Bob and I thank all of you for giving us the PERFECT event and for ALWAYS making us feel so welcome at the club. We continue to be proud members of White Manor Country Club
Bob & Nancy
Where to I begin? We would like to thank you and all the participating White Manor Staff for doing a wonderful job with Brett's Bar Mitzvah. I cannot tell you how many emails, texts, phone calls and notes we have received, all raving about how amazing the food was and how professional the staff were at the party.
Chef Drew and his staff did an outstanding job! They executed every detail of every course impeccably and did not miss a trick. I have friends and family specifically saying they have never had such well prepared and delicious food at a large affair such as ours. The filet and lobster were cooked perfectly! Creative and beautiful are just two adjectives that people are using to describe the appetizers and desserts. I think I mentioned to you that we recently had a family wedding at Green Valley Country Club in November and one of my family members who attended both affairs pulled me aside on Sunday to say that the food at White Manor was "far superior" to that of Green Valley's.
I also wanted to give a big thank you to Kim and Grove for making sure that the bar was well attended with wait staff. The drinks were flowing all evening! From the beginning of our planning Kim, Grove and Cecil were always available to answer any questions and help with any situation that needed our attention. They all made it very easy for our outside vendors to to their jobs perfectly and I don't think I heard the word "no" once when asking if White Manor could do one thing or another.
Thank you to all of the staff especially John, Kenny and Leigh, for their professionalism and friendly manner throughout the evening. At one point, Leigh was even darning a pair of trousers for my brother-in-law who split his seam!
You guys exceeded our expectations in every way. It was an A-class evening that we won't ever forget. Thank you to everyone for helping to make a wonderful memory for our family and our guests.
Ross & Meredith