WEST ALEXANDRIA — Local restaurant Reflections@pmg is using its anniversary as an excuse to debut a new management team.
The West Alexandria restaurant will open its doors Jan. 26-29 for a special celebration featuring numerous promotions and deals. It is the perfect time for people who have not been to the event center to try it out, according to organizers.
The new management team consists of Head Chef Josh McKenzie, Manager and Banquet and Event Coordinator Lisha Michels, HR Administrator Stefanie Price, and owners Dan and Caralynn Appenzeller. All members have been at the restaurant since opening in 2014, but McKenzie has recently been promoted to Head Chef.
Reflections@pmg aims to prove that while the chef has changed, the quality of the food has not, according to the owners.
In addition to the new chef, there is also new menus and new, lower, prices.
The celebration will start on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. for a Preble County Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” event. The restaurant will partner with Brewer Broadcasting company, which is the parent company for Kicks96, The Point, and Sunny. The three radio stations will be introducing their high definition stations and allowing fans to meet the DJs.
Local chamber of commerce members will be invited to the event, including all Preble County chambers, the Brookville Chamber, and New Lebanon Chamber.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will bring special deals on dining and more at the restaurant. Guests to any of these events will be entered into a drawing for a free Valentine’s Day dinner for two on Saturday, Feb. 11. The winners will be notified and their names will be posted on the Reflections@pmg Facebook page.
This event is meant to show people what Reflections@pmg has to offer to the community, according to Dan Appenzeller, who wants to prove they are “fully capable of doing whatever the community wants us to do.”
Not only are they a restaurant, but also a banquet and event center with a full bar and lounge area. In 2017 the business hopes to reach out to brides, fundraising events, and do even more funeral dinners.
Those dinners are a huge draw to Reflections@pmg. “People seem to really enjoy that. It’s some place they can come and still visit. They don’t feel hurried, it’s not noisy, and they can share and laugh and cry,” Price said.
The restaurant staff hopes to be the place people come to make memories as a family.
Appenzeller added, “Anytime something happens in a person’s life, on a daily basis, of if there’s a birthday, or wedding anniversary, or a child graduates from school, or a first day of school, or there is a family reunion, or a class reunion, or a death, whatever. All of life is about cementing relationships.
“Usually, whenever important things happen, it happens around food. We like to feel that we’re in a position, through our food and our facilities and all of the things we have available here, to help families develop relationships and rekindle them and cement them and enjoy them.”
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