On The Spot Catering Finds New Home at Tamarack Lodge!
January 30, 2019, Voluntown, CT: On The Spot Catering has found a new home at the historic Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown, Connecticut. The experienced family catering company will be moving their center of operations to the rustic lodge and glamping resort, and partnering with Tamarack owners John and Valoree Longo on food and beverage service in the restaurant. This partnership allows owners John and Valoree Longo to focus on continuing the renovation and restoration of the property.
The Longos purchased the abandoned property two years ago with the vision of restoring Tamarack to its former glory. It was originally a wagon wheel mill turned family resort in 1947. Under the Longo’s care, the lodge has been transformed into an events venue, restaurant and indie glamping resort. The 28-acre estate offers unique opportunities for weddings and events that range from intimate 20-person ceremonies to 200-person receptions under the tent and even weekend-long wedding soirees with fire pits. The property can accommodate groups and events up to 2,000 people. Perfect for large private events, corporate outings, creative and spiritual retreats and concerts.
On The Spot Catering has been specializing in weddings and special events for 11 years, operating solely out of their custom built mobile kitchen. The company flourished by using high quality and local ingredients, cooking everything from scratch and by providing outstanding professional service.
“We are excited for this opportunity to partner with John, Valoree, and the staff at Tamarack Lodge, and look forward to growing together. Tamarack is an incredible property, and we couldn’t be happier to find a home here. The Longo’s have been so generous and hospitable, and I am grateful to have them as part of our On The Spot Catering family” says Stacy Herr.
Valoree Longo agrees that it is a perfect match. “The partnership with On The Spot was a great encounter and will let me and John focus on growing and expanding Tamarack Lodge by getting out of the kitchen. There are many other aspects that we are excited to bring to fruition” she explained.
On The Spot will take over operation of the kitchen in March. Tamarack Lodge is located at 21 Ten Rod Road in Voluntown, Connecticut. Reservations are available at tamaracklodgect.com.
About On The Spot Catering
Executive Chef and Owner John Giacchi, CPCE and his wife Pat started On The Spot Catering in 2008 propelled by his love of food and bringing people together. Focusing on creating unique and intimate experiences for his guests, using high quality and local ingredients, and perfecting Giacchi Family recipes, On The Spot Catering specializes in creating custom menu’s, remarkable events, and unforgettable memories. A true family affair, one peek in the kitchen and you will meet our talented Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, Head Cook, Event Director and manager, all part of the Giacchi Family.
With over 50 years of combined restaurant and catering experience, Hospitality, and education from schools such as Johnson and Wales and the Center for Culinary Arts, we are proud to share our love for culinary arts and event production. We also support a variety of not-for-profit organizations in our Connecticut and Rhode Island communities.
Large or small, your business is important to us. Weddings-big and fancy or sweet and simple, Galas, Corporate Outings, Picnics, Farm to Table Dinners, Celebrations of Life, Weekend Retreats or Holiday Parties. From French Cuisine to a Southern BBQ to a black tie dinner, the possibilities are endless!