Excelsior Chef Takes Home Three Awards

Executive Chef, Thomas Gulbranson of the Excelsior Springs in Saratoga received three awards during the 8th Annual Northeast Kidney Foundation Chili Challenge held on Thursday, November 5 at the Excelsior. The event is held to raise awareness for the need of organ donors with proceeds supporting local services for kidney patients. Chef Gulbranson competed against chefs from 12 other area restaurants and walked away with Best Overall (chosen by celebrity judges), Best Overall (people’s choice) and Most Creative – Runner Up (people’s choice) awards.

Chef Gulbranson previously won the 2015 Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chef’s Challenge held at the Excelsior earlier this year.

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Renaissance Albany Chosen as Future MAAC Tournament Headquarters Hotel

BBL Hospitality is proud to announce that the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has chosen the soon to be Renaissance Albany as the headquarters hotel for the 2016 and 2017 Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament championships. The Renaissance Albany team looks forward to hosting athletes, coaches, school administrators, tournament media, and fans during these future MAAC tournaments. The MAAC brings a lot of energy and excitement to Albany each year and Renaissance Albany is excited to be a major part of it all!  This 204 room lifestyle luxury hotel will be very fitting for these types of events to come! To find out more, click here.


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