Point O’Ritz is a traditional highlight of every summer at the Point. Did you know that Point O’Ritz was invented back in 1966 by Noble Masi, former chef and foodservice director at Point O’Pines? Noble wanted to show his kitchen brigade what world-class hotel style service was like for a day, and that day became Point O’Ritz. 1966 was the first year that Noble brought a staff with him including students from the Culinary Institute of America. The first Point O’Ritz meal was served by the counselors, but the next year Hoby Rosen switched and the Peakers began serving the delicious POR meal to the campers.
Campers and alumnae all know the fabulous legend of Noble who started at the Point as a baker, took over the management of the foodservice, and then went on to be a professor and then director of the Culinary Institute of America, Noble is presently retired and an “Ambassador” for the CIA. His continuous friendship for the Point has been important in guiding us to where our foodservice is today, under the leadership of Chef Denver Grover, a graduate of the CIA. Learn more about Point O’Ritz.