DoubleTree catering team could take over Reading Country Club events | Berks Regional News

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EXETER TWP., Pa. — Exeter Township Supervisors are in negotiations for a partnership with Catering by DoubleTree to bring Reading Country Club back to life, as one supervisor said.

“Exeter’s Board of Supervisors is negotiating a strategic partnership with Reading Hospitality Management through its offsite catering division, Catering by DoubleTree, to open Reading Country Club for catered events,” said chairman George Bell. .

“Reading Hospitality operates the award-winning DoubleTree Hilton in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Catering by DoubleTree operates its prep kitchens and sales, marketing and recruiting offices,” the announcement reads.

“The partnership would give Catering by DoubleTree the exclusive right to plan and serve all events at RCC,” Bell continued. “Catering by DoubleTree would handle all of the marketing, planning, scheduling and execution of events at RCC.”

This would apply to bespoke private and community events, including weddings, banquets, balls, corporate meetings and golf outings.

The company will do all food preparation off-site and host events with its own trained employees. There will be no upfront cost for the partnership and all Township revenues will be applied to the RCC budget.

They will agree to hold monthly community events at the RCC.

Dan Hoch, director of business development for DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, said his group was excited about the possibility of “bringing Reading Country Club back to one of the hubs of community activity”.

He said the hotel and its catering arm have been recognized through a strategy that could work for RCC – operating consistently with the highest level of customer service and operating on a simple principle of how they can do so while advancing a community.

Hoch said Catering by DoubleTree would not be involved in golf management, but would be responsible for planning related events as well as a range of other events, including those that cater to the township community. from Exeter.

The board said it tentatively plans to reopen the club for a food truck event in October, as part of a soft launch for the partnership.

Coaches voted 4-1 on Monday to continue discussions.

The board has yet to vote on final approval.

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