Lane Morales booked Harry Connick, Jr., at her jazz supper club in Hartford, Connecticut before the Lincoln Center ever did. “That’s my personal claim to fame…I got to heat up his prime rib that night,” she says.
Now a veteran of the service industry, Morales is booking events for a different scene: the freshly remodeled Rooster Run
Event Center in Petaluma. She oversees not only the event center, but anything having to do with food and beverage on the Rooster Run Golf Club property, including the pro shop café, beverage cart and tournament food events on the golf course.
The revamped event center is the culmination of a two-month, $500,000 remodeling project that converted part of the original pro shop into a full bar and café, and transformed the existing restaurant into additional banquet space.
“We’ve been thinking of doing something like this for two years and it finally came to fruition,” Morales says. “We’re quite pleased with it. Not only did we have a great designer involved who brought us up to date, but the remodeling increased our space, which enables us to host larger and more frequent events, because we can accommodate several functions at the same time.”
Morales moved to California from Connecticut in 1989 primarily due to
her passion for food and wine and a desire to be near wine country. She
has a diverse background, with experience in nursing, hotel event
management, restaurants and club management.
“I started out as a registered nurse, with a bachelor of science in
nursing from the University of Vermont,” she says. But it wasn’t long
before she found a different calling. “I left nursing and went right
into the restaurant industry,” she says. It was there that she met her
husband, a former chef.
In order to enhance her knowledge of the service industry, Morales
earned an associate degree in small business management, and expanded
her career to hotels and event centers. Her eye for detail makes her a
sought-after event coordinator, and she takes great pride in personally
overseeing all Rooster Run events.
“I am at every event,” she says. “If I am booking an event, I am there
until the food comes out, or through the cake cutting, if it’s a
wedding. I make sure everything happens exactly the way the client
wants it to happen.”
Morales’s services are in demand now more than ever due to the
remodeled event center, which in addition to being more spacious
includes three event spaces with all-new décor, flooring, lighting and
treatments, built-in hospitality bars and private entrances for all
three areas. The club has also hired a new chef and is expanding its
catering business. This gives Morales an opportunity to book a variety
of events, such as mixers, open houses, wine tastings, weddings,
meetings and tournament celebrations.
“I like wearing so many hats at Rooster Run,” she says. “I’ve had an
awesome career and have always had the luck to be passionate about what
I am doing.”Rooster Run Golf Club & Event Center
2301 East Washington Street
Petaluma, CA 94954