In gratitude for their hard work and in celebration of this season, we recently invited our staff to a gourmet, farm-to-table lunch at Local 111, where we were treated to specially prepared meal by Chef Josephine Proul.
You might recall she is a winner on Food Network’s Chopped – plus she was named Best Chef in Columbia County in 2015 + 2016, and was the 2013 recipient of the fourth annual Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award.
Toni-Anne, who heads our staff and customer service department, organized the lunch with restaurant owner + Chef “Jo”. Local 111 serves locally sourced New American fare & regional wines “in a laid-back space built from an old garage.”
The restaurant doesn’t typically serve lunch. But Chef Jo was kind enough to open for us for this private, 15-person event – and it was wonderful! The meal was very special! Among the many highlights: A mocktail from yuzu and cherries.
And each employee received a year-end gift.
We also invited Peggy Woodford’s husband, Dale, so the party served double-duty as a warm send-off to her as she prepares to embark on a new adventure. Our resident jill-of-all-trades Peggy is retiring from TL at Home after more than 19 years on our staff, adeptly working in many different capacities.
🤍We’ll miss you, Peggy🤍