Posted on March 16, 2022 at 12:18 PM by James Pouliot
Local food vendors showcased cuisine samples for a chance to be selected to partner with Ridgewells in catering the 2022 U.S. Open. (Photo Courtesy Leise Jones Photography)
BROOKLINE — The Town of Brookline announces that local food vendors recently showcased their cuisines at an event hosted by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and Ridgewells, the caterer for the United States Golf Association (USGA).
The showcase was held on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Putterham Meadows Golf Course as a part of the Open Works Program. More than 30 local food vendors participated in the tasting event for a chance to be selected to partner with Ridgewells in catering the 2022 U.S. Open.
There were five showcase sessions, each lasting an hour, with seven businesses participating per session. Food was sampled by town officials, as well as staff from Ridgewells and the USGA.
Vendors included restaurants, bakeries, purveyors that specialize in olive oil, juice, sauce, pies, guacamole and salsa.
Ridgewells will select the vendors based on factors including food quality, portion size and cost. Chosen vendors will be notified in the coming weeks.
"I wish to thank all the vendors who participated in Monday's showcase, as well as all the town and USGA staff who worked diligently to bring this event to fruition," said Chamber of Commerce President David Gladstone. "This was a great opportunity for vendors to showcase their culinary skills, and with so many talented food purveyors, I know that narrowing down the vendors will not be easy."
The Open Works Program is designed to allow diverse Brookline businesses and residents to receive priority for the supplier and labor needs connected with the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. Visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more about the program. About the Open Works Program
The U.S. Open will be played at The Country Club from June 13-19, 2022. It will be the fourth U.S. Open in the club’s history and its 17th USGA championship, second-most all-time. The championship was last played in Brookline during summer 1988. The first U.S. Open at The Country Club remains one of the most significant events in golf, when Brookline amateur golfer Francis Ouimet upset two of the game’s contemporary stars, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, to win the 1913 edition. For more information about the U.S. Open visit https://brooklinema.gov/USOpen. For more information about USGA visit https://www.usga.org/.
Ridgewells will select the vendors based on a variety of factors, including quality, portion size, cost and more. (Photo Courtesy Leise Jones Photography)
Over 30 local food vendors participated in the showcase. (Photo Courtesy Leise Jones Photography)
Posted on March 16, 2022 at 11:57 AM by James Pouliot
Meeting Recording and Presentation from 3/14/22 Health and Safety Plan Presentation.
Posted on March 16, 2022 at 11:22 AM by James Pouliot
Town of Brookline Invites Community to Public Forum on Health, Safety Protocols During U.S. Open Championship
MARCH 3, 2022 BY ALIA SPRING
BROOKLINE — The Town of Brookline invites the community to participate in its second public forum about the U.S. Open, and to offer views about the Town’s health and safety protocols during golf’s national championship.
The virtual forum will be held on Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. The forum will include a public hearing at 7 p.m., to consider a waiver to the Town’s Noise Control Bylaw.
Representatives of the United States Golf Association will present their plans for U.S. Open week. Representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Works, Police Department, and Fire Department will attend the forum and be available to answer questions.
Residents can register for the forum here.
“Community input is vital during this process,” Town Manager Mel Kleckner said. “I encourage everyone to attend and share their thoughts and ideas as the Town works toward making the U.S. Open a success for all.”
The Town also wishes to share new online resources to keep residents informed about the championship, which will be held from June 13-19 at The Country Club in Brookline.
The revamped Town webpage devoted to the U.S. Open may be found here. The new Frequently Asked Questions webpage may be found here.
The U.S. Open is the annual open national championship of golf in the United States. It is one of four major championships and is organized by the United States Golf Association.
This year’s championship will be played at The Country Club from June 13-19, 2022.
For more information about the U.S. Open visit https://brooklinema.gov/USOpen and https://www.usopen.com
For more information about the USGA visit https://www.usga.org/.