Venner Named Catering Sales Coordinator at The Willcox

January 29, 2015|

Laura Venner of Aiken has been appointed as Catering Sales coordinator at The Willcox. Venner has served the hotel as a server and host since June 2014.

She is a 2014 graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y., where she earned a BS in Biology with a concentration in Molecular, Cell and Genetics and a minor in Chemistry. Venner was a Dean’s List scholar and a pre-veterinarian student. Since last June, Venner has also worked as a veterinary assistant at Mobile Equine Services in Aiken.

In her new position, she will be responsible for maintaining the on-premises catering business in the 117-year-old Aiken landmark, and spearheading an increased emphasis on off-site catering. The Willcox food truck, the hotel’s traveling commercial kitchen, significantly increases The Willcox’s offsite capabilities and convenience for their clients. The hotel is already the site of many weddings and private parties with six different venues within the building, including the multiple-award winning restaurant

Now, their mobile capabilities allow them to offer their services at sites around the area – “or on your own property,” Venner said.

“I am honored and delighted to be here,” Venner said. “Together, the wonderful Willcox staff and I are excited about growing our offsite catering, while continuing the level of legendary service for which The Willcox has been known for over a century. Our food truck allows us to bring clients exactly what they want, where they want it. Whether it is hot dogs for a kid’s birthday party or all the elegant extras for a beautiful wedding, we can now bring you the style that is The Willcox.”

The Willcox’s co-owner, Shannon Ellis, said, “We are very fortunate to have found just the right person to manage and extend our catering business. Laura is already proving to be a great asset for us.”

For more information about catering, contact Venner at 803-648-1898 or at

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