Barley Creek Brewing Company announced today that Rocco Baldassari has joined the company as General Manager and Stephanie Rath has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Barley Creek Hospitality Group.
Trip Ruvane, Publican and Co-Founder of Barley Creek, said, “Barley Creek’s outstanding management team has helped us grow over the past 25 years into much more than just a restaurant and brewpub. Under Steph’s leadership, we’ve expanded our restaurant and brewery, established a small-batch craft distillery, built an outdoor dining and event venue at the Pint Size Park, started a breakfast concept, opened our Tasting Room at the Crossings, and solidified our reputation as a Pocono Mountain landmark. Now we’re excited to add another key player in Rocco Baldassari, who joins us with impressive expertise in the Pocono Mountains hospitality industry. With Rocco, Steph and the rest of our team, Barley Creek will continue to navigate the recent challenges of this pandemic and set ourselves up for renewed growth in the future.”
Mr. Baldassari joins Barley Creek with more than 16 years’ experience in the Pocono Mountain hospitality and tourism industry, most recently as Director of Operations at Camelback Lodge Resort. Prior to that he served as Director of Resort Operations for Split Rock Resort and Mountain Laurel Resort; Water Park Operations Manager for H2O Indoor Water Park; and owner/operator of Baldassari American Amusements. He received a BS at Temple University’s Fox School of Business Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Ms. Rath joined Barley Creek 16 years ago, quickly rising through the ranks to become General Manager and then CEO of Barley Creek Brewing Company. Now, as CEO of Barley Creek Hospitality Group, she will continue to lead the business, with an increased focus on medium- and long-term growth opportunities within the hospitality industry.
About Barley Creek
Barley Creek Brewing Company has been brewing up awesome food, award-winning beer, craft spirits, and good times for the past 25 years. One of the Pocono Mountains’ leading attractions, Barley Creek features three locations in Tannersville, PA, including its original restaurant, brewpub, and distillery; the new Barley Creek Tasting Room & Pub at the Crossings Premium Outlets; and the Pint Size Park, a seasonal outdoor dining, catering, and event venue. For more information, visit www.barleycreek.com or call 570-629-9399.