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2017 marks the 100th year of business for Perona Farms, a venue full of rich family history that is maintained today. Still owned and operated by the Perona family, the fourth and fifth generations continue to carry on these important traditions. Located in the heart of northern New Jersey, Perona Farms has both indoor and outdoor spaces to host events that range from 20-300 attendees. “Each year, Perona Farms hosts at least 300 weddings, social, corporate and off-premise catering events,” says Bryant Avondoglio, director of operations, and a fifth-generation Perona. 

While weddings are most popular, since Perona Farms offers five different locations for wedding ceremonies, the venue has also seen a substantial increase in corporate meetings and social events. With its extensive grounds, world-class cuisine and trained service team, Perona Farms is a perfect venue to host your next event. “Perona Farms has remained popular and successful for 100 years by constantly innovating and maintaining daily family involvement in all aspects of the operation. The on-site greenhouse for fresh produce is just the latest example of constant innovation,” says Avondoglio. 

When people talk about the picturesque skyland region of New Jersey, it represents the Northwest areas of the state and includes the counties of Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex. The region has two national parks at its edges and a diverse and beautiful geography filled with lakes, rivers and hills dotted with farms.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Randi Talmage was recently hired as sales manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids.

1. How did you get into the industry? 

 

Awards do not come easily in the restaurant business. Michelin, AAA and Forbes tell us who the best is (and Wine Spectator when it comes to vino), and there are only a select few of local establishments that make the esteemed cut. The Bernards Inn is in rare company, as it is the only restaurant in New Jersey that has made the Forbes list of the top restaurants in the United States. AAA counts just 11 restaurants in its Four-Diamond rating in our state. While you may hear that trophies are handed out just for showing up, it’s clearly not the case when it comes to dining.