Owner Kristen Aluzzi first opened the doors of Kristen’s Kitchen in 2006.
“The idea of starting a life in the restaurant business hatched from my father James Aluzzi, a successful businessman for years,” Aluzzi said. “I have always thought that people deserve a great plate of food and that Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island could, and now does, provide it for many.”
This year marks the eighth season opening of Kristen’s Kitchen. Not only does Aluzzi run the restaurant, she also leases the golf course and runs Kristen’s Clubs, a golf pro shop, located at the lower level of the restaurant building.
The golf course certainly keeps Aluzzi busy, with many championships and fundraisers being held there often.
“A lot of our golf tournaments are for the American Diabetes Association, or Cancer Society,” Aluzzi said. “A lot of local businesses like Novelis, do their own different types of golf tournaments but people come to us for the tournaments. We just had an Oswego figure skating tournament and they raise money for the children that figure skate for Oswego County. We also had a Hannibal Wrestling tournament and they raised money for the Hannibal Wrestling Foundation. So pretty much every weekend we do something like that.”
Not only does Kristen’s Kitchen cater to golf tournaments, but it also caters to bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, weddings and rehearsal dinners, supplying specialized menus and quality food for its attendees.
“They basically come to us with ideas and food options and then I make a menu for them and go over what they like foodwise, allergies, stuff like that,” Aluzzi said.
Kristen’s Kitchen is always offering daily specials in order to give its customers the best service yet.
“We do haddock dinners on Fridays,” Aluzzi said. “We also have happy hours on Fridays with mojitos and martinis and that’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.”
Kristen’s Kitchen is open for business at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Aluzzi can be reached at 315-529-5951 to book any events.