Golf & Tailgating Weekend - Curtis Restaurant Equipment

Golf & Tailgating Weekend


On the weekend of September 8th, we invited more than 100 of our key reps and customers to take part in a 3-day tailgating and golf tournament event here in Springfield, Oregon. This was the 32 nd annual golf and tailgating weekend that we’ve hosted, and each year it’s been a great success.

The event kicked off on Friday night when 40 of our guests were welcomed into town for a dinner at our Springfield headquarters. The meal was cooked by Curtis employees Travis Yates, Frankie Carpio, and Frankie’s wife, Lizzeth. Guests enjoyed rib steaks cooked on the brand new Wood Stone Plancha Grill, with baked potatoes and salad for dinner. Overall, it was a wonderful evening with lots of great food.

Photo: 40 people enjoyed dinner in our Springfield, Oregon headquarters on Friday night to kick off the weekend’s events.

Photo: Travis, Frankie & Lizzeth cooking rib steaks on the new Wood Stone Plancha Grill in our Springfield Demonstration Kitchen.

Saturday was game day, and many of us gathered for a tailgating party at Autzen Stadium. It was a warm day, which was perfect for a barbecue. We served burgers and hot dogs alongside cool refreshments. Approximately 120 guests attended the tailgating party, some of which had tickets to the game. However, many people returned to the tailgating party at halftime because of the warm weather. In the end, the Ducks beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 42-35, making it a great day for all who were there.

Photo: Dan Curtis with Paula Craig Ray Pouche, and Marty Patterson from Vollrath at the tailgating party.

The 32nd annual Curtis Invitational Golf Tournament was on Sunday. There were about 96 golfers, who played in teams of 4. Players arrived at 8:00 for check in, and everyone received an 8” Mercer chef’s knife as a tee prize. A putting contest kicked off the day’s activities, and a $360 pot was split between winners John Fitzgerald (1 st place) Dave Johnson (2 nd place), and Robin Oury (3rd place).

It was a pleasant day for a golf tournament, with clear skies by 11:00. The winning score was 53, a new low by Tom and Jeremy Lovelace. Second place went to the Cashmans (from Bend Schools) with a score of 58. Third place went to Tom Veith, Dustin & Chad with a score of 59.

Afterwards, the weekend’s events were wrapped up with an awards presentation and lunch catered by Hole in the Wall Barbecue.

Photo: Curtis employee Xuong Ly and his son at the golf tournament. 

Photo: New Curtis employees John & Donna Tartaglia, from our Boise location (still in development). 

Photo: Dan Curtis at the Curtis Invitational Golf Tournament. 

We look forward to this weekend each year, and we already can’t wait to see everyone again for the next one.