Atrium At Sunny Atlantic
Thriving in the foodservice industry for over 40 years teaches you a lot. That’s why Atrium’s event service kitchen is lucky to be led by Chef John.
His wide-ranging experience in the country club industry forged his reputation for making each and every member happy — no matter the request.
John leveraged that status to open his own business. The venture exploded with success based on his philosophy that absolutely everything should be made from scratch! That popular approach produced his crowning achievement: 3 loving kids that he put through college.
For nearly 9 years he’s overseen food services for Sunny Atlantic’s food court, restaurant and of course Atrium at Sunny Atlantic.
And those college kids? They’ve provided an even better blessing – fabulous grandkids.
Howard’s purchase of Sunny Atlantic Beach Club and its successful event services was made under a lucky star in 2000.
When he saw the upper deck facing the ocean his creative spark was ignited. The journey to develop a one-of-a-kind venue that makes every occasion memorable began.
Soon the Sunny Atlantic brand started producing children’s birthday parties. Families and their guests were exhilarated by the exceptional ocean view. Excellent food and service punctuated the initial success as it does today.
The event service was born! Birthday parties were joined by sweet 16 celebrations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and then the ultimate event format — weddings.
Why start small? The first nuptial undertaking was his own sister’s wedding! The result was a spectacular affair that impressed guests and amazed spectators along the boardwalk. Howard’s lucky star kept shining.
The reputation spread. The team enjoyed overwhelming accolades. Ambiance, service, food, and individual attention offered to guests fueled the growth. Construction to double the size of the venue broke ground. Today the room seats 200 people comfortably, in a glass surround overlooking the Ocean.
Howard’s vision was driven by the desire to see everyone leave Atrium with a smile on their face. Two decades later they’re still smiling and so is he.