Pollyanna Forster appointed Food and Beverage Manager at Westin Riverfront Resort


The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon issued the following press release on Tuesday about hiring longtime and popular Vail Valley restaurateur Pollyanna Forster as Food and Beverage Manager:

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley is delighted to announce that Pollyanna forster now serves as Food and Beverage Director in the award winning resort.

Pollyanna Forster

A longtime Vail Valley local, Forster most recently served as owner and curator at Pollyanna Productions USA, a culinary consultancy group specializing in catering, pop-up events, restaurant and store visualization, and hotel education. Forster is a Certified Sommelier who has spent over 15 years as the owner of several of Colorado’s premier restaurants including Eat + Drink & Cut, Tacorico & Dishes Restaurant in Edwards, Colorado, and Eat + Drink in Denver. A graduate of Colorado State University, she also served as Director of Fine Wine Sales at Classic Wines of Vail and General Manager of Zino Ristorante in Edwards.

“Pollyanna is a passionate epicurean chef and we are delighted to have her take over our culinary team,” said Kristen Pryor, General Manager of Westin Riverfront. “From creating independent restaurant concepts to coordinating catering for large events, his extensive industry experience will help us improve our catering offerings and continue to generate strong results.”

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Vail Valley, the Westin Riverfront is home to Maya, a modern Mexican cuisine created by chef Richard Sandoval, who pours an extensive collection of over 150 tequilas. Last winter, the Westin Riverfront launched the new Riverfront Market, which offers tasty take-out, healthy snacks and decadent treats, along with a carefully curated selection of retail items. The resort is also home to a Starbucks and the Lookout Lobby Bar, which serves bites, sandwiches, and entrees, as well as an extensive selection of Colorado craft cocktails and microbreweries.

New for summer 2021, The Westin Riverfront will offer greater outdoor seating and dining options, as well as the return of Maya’s popular outdoor FAC live music series.

The resort offers over 7,500 square feet of banquet and meeting space, including the 4,000-square-foot Riverside Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the stunning views of Beaver Creek Mountain, as well as a lawn of Beautifully landscaped wedding and a 2000 square foot outdoor banquet patio.

Owned and managed by Colorado’s East West Hospitality, the award-winning Westin Riverfront offers 230 guest residences, each with a custom kitchen, five-piece bathroom, gas fireplace and a Westin Heavenly Bed. Amenities at the Westin Riverfront include the Anjali Spa, an athletic club offering over 50 group classes per week, a year-round outdoor pool, and three infinity hot tubs. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy direct access to Beaver Creek Mountain via the Riverfront Express Gondola during the winter months and unparalleled access to hiking, biking, fly fishing, golf and more so in spring, summer and fall.

For more information on the Westin Riverfront, please visit www.westinriverfront.com or dial 1-866-949-1616.


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