Fox’s Den under new management

Perhaps it has something to do with foxes. After all, Denise Delaronde spent a few months short of working 20 years at the Grey Fox.

Perhaps it has something to do with foxes.

After all, Denise Delaronde spent a few months short of working 20 years at the Grey Fox restaurant at Williams Inn and now she’s managing the Fox’s Den restaurant at the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

“We opened at the beginning of the golf season and I’ve been here since mid-March preparing for the mid-April opening,” Delaronde says.

New this year is full-table service, daily drink, lunch and dinner specials, along with two-for-one appetizers night on Fridays.

Menu items include a variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks and fish and chips, and there’s now an apply platter, which was never been on the menu previously.

The restaurant is open to the public — people don’t have to golf to go there and Delaronde says families are showing up to eat there often.

One of the things Delaronde has really fallen in love with is the view from the restaurant.

“It overlooks the town of Williams Lake. It’s really beautiful up here at nighttime,” she says, adding newcomers to the restaurant also comment on the “gorgeous” view.

There’s a nice big patio, she adds.

Having lived most of her life in Williams Lake, Delaronde left for a short time.

The golf course approached her to come and run the Fox’s Den and even customers at her previous place of employment were pressuring her to take the job.

“I got together with the president and an executive member, had an interview, and they hired me on the spot,” she says.

Very new to golfing, she admits she’s been out on the course once so far.

“It was a long journey for me. It’s 18 holes, but I enjoyed it and am looking forward to going again,” she chuckles.

Reservations are not required, unless it’s a large group because the staff likes to know ahead of time to prepare.

So far they’ve hosted an array of functions, including birthdays, anniversaries and retirement parties, and have already received six bookings for Christmas parties.

In addition there are the scheduled men’s and ladies’ nights, juniors’ and seniors’ day, and tournaments taking place that brings in customers.

Open hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, and until 10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.