The Time Line of East Wind Caterers
1991 - A Small Knights of Columbus building was purchased and transformed into what is now known as the Country Gardens
1992 - The Country Gardens undergoes expansion. The two acres of land adjacent to the original building is purchased and meticulously landscaped. Within the gardens, the Pavilion is constructed to accommodate both indoor and outdoor cocktail receptions.
1993 - In response to the overwhelming success of the Country Garden, plans for a second building is underway, to suit the demand for larger events.
1995 - The Estate, nestled within four acres behind the Country Gardens, celebrates its grand opening.
1998 - Ground breaks for the biggest project Wading River has ever seen, The Inn at East Wind. Sprawling over eleven acres, The Inn at East Wind is the realization of a vision to combine luxurious elegance with a myriad of services and amenities.
2002 - A landmark is established. The Inn launches the opening of guest rooms and the first event is hosted in the Grand Ballroom.
2003 - A legacy is celebrated. Within the heart of the Inn, Desmond‚s restaurant and lounge opens to the public. The Spa at East Wind make public for services and treatments.
Fall 2006 - The unveiling of the all new Spa at East Wind. Now occupying more than ten thousand square feet, The Spa at East Winds features the most innovative treatments for the mind, body and soul.
Awards and Acclamations
The Inn & Spa wins Again!! Long Island's "Best of Weddings Pick" The Knot 2010-2011
Desmond's Restaurant Scores ZAGAT Very Good to Excellent Rating
The Inn & Spa at East Wind is The Knot's "Best of Weddings Pick" on Long Island.
The Inn & Spa at East Wind "Best of Award" LIWeddings.com
The Inn & Spa at East Wind Voted the Top 5 places to get married in Long Island, New York Newsday
The Times Beacon Record Newspapers Group named Kenney Barra its 2008 Man of The Year in Business and "the force behind one of the North Shore's biggest economic engines".
The Long Island Association and Long Island magazine selected East Wind and Kenn Barra as the Business MVP Award winner in Hospitality.
The East End's Peconic Bay Medical Center honored Kenney Barra as a 2008 Candlelight Ball Honoree; having appointed him to its hospital board in 2007 and its foundation board in 2006, recognizing Kenn as a dedicated family man whose charitable work has been acknowledged by the community.
Kenney Barra was awarded the "Bartender's Ball Pioneer Award"
Kenney Barra was the Grand Marshall of the 55th Annual St. Patricks Day Parade; Rocky Point/MilerPlace
Kenney Barra was presented with the "Restauranteur of the Year" honored by the New York State Restaurant Association
Kenney Barra was awarded the "Paul Harris Fellow award" by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Kenney Barra (owner/proprietor) was awarded as "Person of the Year" by the Rocky Point Rotary
East Wind Caterers/The Inn at East Wind was awarded as "Business of the Year" by the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce