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Lake House on Canandaigua begins hiring with virtual job fair

With restaurants and a hotel scheduled to open later this year, the Lake House on Canandaigua resort has scheduled a virtual job fair April 23 to fill out the ranks at the resort.

Rendering of the Lake House on Canandaigua, Provided.

Rendering of the Lake House on Canandaigua (provided)

At the same time, the resort on Tuesday announced it has a new director of food and beverage, Kevin Kenyon, a native of Geneva who most recently worked at resorts in Houston, Texas, and Westerly, Rhode Island.  

The job fair will conduct interviews on the spot after candidates register for the event and pick scheduled appointment times between and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the day of the fair.  On Tuesday afternoon, nearly every interview slot had at least one RSVP for an interview. Jobs included bartenders, cooks, bussers, valet attendants and others, with some positions offering both full-time and part-time work. 

General Manager Simon Dewar said, “The Lake House team is excited to begin staffing our operation as we approach our highly anticipated opening this year. We welcome all applicants who are interested in a hands-on approach to hospitality and share our goal of providing guests and patrons with the best experience possible.” 

Dewar was hired in 2019 to begin overseeing operations of the resort while it was still under construction. Both he and Kenyon worked at hotels in Westerly, but not at the same time.

“In my new role at The Lake House, I am thrilled to help craft the hotel’s culinary programming by drawing from my experience in previous roles,” Kenyon said. “Working in tandem with our executive chef, we aim to bring new offerings to the area and elevate the region as a gastronomic destination in the state of New York and beyond.”

The Lake House on Canandaigua, owned by the Sands Family of Constellation Brands, is a transformation of the former Inn at Canandaigua Lake, which had started as a motor lodge. 

The nine-acre property of South Main Street in Canandaigua will include:  

  •  The main hotel building with 40 guest rooms, a restaurant and three meeting-and-event spaces;
  • The Sand Bar, a returning favorite lakeside restaurant and bar;
  • An event barn, with a full kitchen, able to seat 300 for dinner or up to 500 for a talk or concert;
  • A spa with additional guest rooms on other floors;
  • Another hotel building with 60 rooms and suites.

Many of the property’s services will be available for day visitors as well as overnight guests. 

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