Meet our January Member of the Month

Meet Laurie Farlow, our January 2020 Member of the Month! Laurie is the proud owner and operator of Farlow’s on the Water, located in Englewood, Florida, which she runs with her husband Keith.

Her career in the restaurant industry began in 2003, when she and Keith opened Farlow’s. The 285-seat restaurant serves food with a Caribbean taste and Southern twist. Before opening Farlow’s, Laurie had zero restaurant experience but plenty of supervisory and management service. It was actually Keith who had the experience and passion for food service. With their combined experiences, Laurie and Keith make the perfect team for operating Farlow’s.

Laurie’s favorite part about working in the restaurant industry is meeting people (customers, employees and other trade professionals). To her, customer service is about connecting with people.

Thank you, Laurie, for being a wonderful FRLA member. We are proud to honor you as our January Member of the Month.

If you haven’t already, watch Laurie’s highlight video below:

Gulf Island Coast Sunset Wine Cruise

Join the Gulf Coast Island chapter for an evening of culinary delights, fine wine and music. FRLA member restaurants will prepare eight special menu items that will be paired to perfection with fine wines on a sunset cruise aboard the Charlotte Lady.

Purchase a $20 raffle ticket for a chance to win a large basket containing wine, cheese, and restaurant certificates.

Proceeds benefit our local high school ProStart/culinary students in Charlotte County.

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Interested in sponsoring this event?

Captain Sponsorship: $1000 (limit one)

Officer Sponsorships $500

Steward Sponsorships: $250

Limited tickets are available for this event, so reserve your spot fast!