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19 The Operator: Michael 16 Beford, Director of Food and Beverage, Resorts WorldCatskills,15 Monticello, NY 14

The Kitchen Consultant: 13 Steve Carlson, President, 12 Rippe Associates, Minneapolis, 11 MN 10

9 Equipment and Supply The 8 Dealer: Bill Keith, Project 7 Manager, BHS Equipment 6Solutions, Rochester, 17 NY

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Resorts World’s much talked about Lotus combines elegance with a truly inspired menu of authentic Chinese delicacies, in a fine dining atmosphere.

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Cellaio steak house concept to the hotel. The DoubleTop Bar & Grill features many craft beers on tap and live bands. Comfort food is the focus at the 24/7 Diner. The RW Food Hall and Good Friends Market offer many

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he $1.2 billion Resorts World Catskills has opened its doors and is the largest full-scale casino in New York and bringing hope that it can revive the region’s once robust tourism industry. The 18-story, gleaming hotel tower 2in Thompson, Sullivan County, is part of the 1.6 million-square-foot resort on property that was once home to the Concord Hotel during the Borscht Belt-era of the Catskills. The hotel tower has 332 all-suite rooms, as well as villas with their own pools for big spenders on a separate floor. High rollers can even get their own private gambling rooms with a butler. Resorts World Catskills has many dining options from Asian fine dining to a casual bar & grill. Celebrity Chef Scott Conant has brought his

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Michael Beford’s Approach 23 Our goal from the beginning has 24 been to ensure a food and beverage experience that aligns our broader vision: to provide guests with worldclass offerings, service, and experiences. My background is in what you would call theatrical culinary destinations that combine great food, special aesthetic appeal and hip nightlife. Before coming to Resorts World, I was at The TAO GROUP at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan, managing multiple nightclubs and restaurants for the EMM Group. Before NYC, I managed in overseeing numerous boutique restaurants in Charleston, S.C., which prepared me well for overseeing Resorts World Catskills’ culinary and nightlife venues. Our approach in building out the

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May 2018 - Total Food Service  

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May 2018 - Total Food Service  

From totalfood.com - Total Food Service's May 2018 Digital Edition features an exclusive Q&A Interview with Andrew Friedman, as well as excl...