The successful and well regarded catering division of Boscov’s is joining forces with the DoubleTree Hotel, making it the largest food service operation in Berks County and adding strength and capability to both organizations as of March 1st.
Steve Bonner, who currently heads Boscov’s Ala Carte Catering, brings his staff to the hotel where he will serve as Food and Beverage Director. He will continue to oversee the catering division which will be called Boscov’s Catering by the DoubleTree. David Reppert, head of Wishes Event Designs, joins Steve at the DoubleTree to continue his outstanding work creating exciting and unique environments and décor for special events both within the hotel and off site.
Steve Bonner said, “I’m excited to continue to serve our clients with the added capability of a large well trained and talented staff of servers and chefs. Working in a magnificent and modern kitchen will enhance our ability to satisfy our catering clients throughout the region. I’m thrilled to be working with Craig Poole, and looking forward to my additional responsibilities of providing outstanding food and service within the hotel.”
Craig Poole, President of the DoubleTree said, “The DoubleTree has established itself as the number one venue in the region for major events and special celebrations. Now, with the addition of Boscov’s Catering by the DoubleTree, we can bring that outstanding quality of food, service and décor to our clients at sites throughout the area. I’m delighted and excited by the opportunity this wonderful combination offers.”
Jim Boscov, Chairman and CEO of Boscov’s added, “when you put the energy and talent of two shining stars together, wonderful things happen. This is a marriage that benefits both organizations; giving the hotel the ability to bring the DoubleTree experience off site while it offers the catering division the premier venue in the region from which to operate. I think we’ll see great things happening.”
The March 1st transition has been well planned, and both Steve and Craig promise that every event currently booked through either company will be well served. Boscov’s Catering by the DoubleTree will continue to be the number one Kosher caterer in the region operating under the supervision of Rabbi Lipsker.
Based in Reading, PA, Boscov’s operates 48 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Ohio. It is the nation’s largest familyowned department store chain. Boscov’s is now celebrating its 107th year as a full-line, fullservice department store and is known as much for making shopping fun as it is for offering the best brands at the best prices with incredible service. Boscov’s offers many customer-friendly services, such as a year-round military discount, a gift registry for every occasion, a hassle free return policy and the option to buy online and pickup in-store.
The DoubleTree is the premier conference hotel in the Greater Reading area with 209 guest rooms, 13 event rooms, an amphitheater and a ballroom that can seat and serve 1,000 guests. Since opening in 2015, it has set the standard for service and has consistently been rated the number 1 DoubleTree Hotel for service worldwide in the Hilton Chain. As the recipient of the prestigious Conrad Hilton “Connie” award three years in a row, it has become the preferred location for banquets, weddings and other special events. President and General Manager, Craig Poole sets the tone for superior service and has twice received the Hilton CEO Light and Warmth Award. Craig is also dedicated to improving the lives of his coworkers and to the revitalization of the City of Reading.