Event Phone: 401-732-1100
October 12, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
From College Student – to Successful Entrepreneur.
Come join us for breakfast with the CEO of Cork and Rye Gastropub in Warwick as she shares her experiences, challenges, and successes.
Ashlen Gianforcaro took her passion for creating the ultimate customer experience, coupled it with a zest for learning and continuing her education to a whole new level when she opened Cork and Rye Gastropub in Warwick. Cork and Rye is a culmination of food, beverage and hospitality developed through time, travel and experiences: a scratch kitchen with enlightened hospitality.
Ashlen began her career in Food and Beverage Hospitality, while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Business and Psychology. With more than 15 years in the industry, Ashlen’s hospitality experience ranges from small privately owned restaurants and country clubs to large corporations. She has managed small intimate meetings and events, to large scale weddings and corporate functions.
Ashlen’s commitment and desire to provide the ultimate customer experience is evident through her training and commitment to continuous learning. In pursuit of her career goals, she has completed her MBA in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University, with a focus in leadership and organizational management. She continued on to work for Forbes 5-star hotel properties and a Michelin restaurant in California until she moved home in 2018 and launched her first concept on her own, Cork and Rye Gastropub.
Q & A to follow.
Outside of work, Ashlen’s interests include studying wine, traveling, any outdoor adventure, and a good book.
Breakfast Buffet will feature:
- Seasonal Fruit and Berries
- Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
- Texas Style French Toast w/ Warm Maple Syrup
- Bacon and Sausage
- Home Fried Potatoes
- Gourmet Bagels with Flavored Cream Cheeses
- Coffee/Tea/Decaf/freshly squeezed Orange Juice
Tickets must be purchased online prior to Friday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick
Venue Phone: 401-732-6000
Venue Website: https://www.crownehotelwarwick.com/Address:
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick is the first choice of those seeking the best in accommodations, convenience, service and sophistication in Rhode Island. A nine-time winner of the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Torchbearer Award, one of the most prestigious accolades in the hotel industry, the Crowne Plaza Hotel has 266 guestrooms and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. Whether you’re a business traveler seeking respite from a long flight, a family on vacation visiting nearby Newport, a trade association holding its annual convention, or a young couple planning a wedding the Crowne Plaza is ready to satisfy your every need. Located 10 minutes from downtown Providence and two miles from T.F. Green Airport on a spacious landscaped 17-acre site featuring abundant free parking, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is prepared to treat you like royalty.