The Catskills, an area that was once a resort mecca where food and entertainment prevailed, is making a comeback with the recent opening of Resorts World Catskills. See: https://rwcatskills.com/) Generations of families, mine being one of them, returned to the area every summer seeking tranquillity and the perfect getaway. The enormous commitment of the resort has laid the foundation to restore both the luster and allure of this beautiful region of the southern Catskills.
For me, it represents a homecoming of sorts. It is in this region, where it all began, having grown up working in several of the now sadly defunct famous resorts (ie. The Concord, Kutsher’s, The Browns, Grossinger’s) that both defined the Catskills and attracted the masses for decades. It is here where I gained both the passion and experience that ignited my career in hospitality and food. Think of the movie “Dirty Dancing.” Like thousands of high school and college students, I worked at several of the now long gone famous resorts known for top name entertainment and good eating, and plenty of it.