Wander Road operator elected president

older man with young boy, both in fire department dress uniforms

Robert Kloepfer with his grandson, Jude.

It was a July to recall for Floral Park resident, Robert Kloepfer, as he was elected president of the New York Condition Affiliation of Fireplace Chiefs (NYSAFC.) Kloepfer, who owns Wander Road Cafe in Back garden Town, was elected at the Association’s 115th yearly weeklong convention, which took location in Syracuse.

“It was a great honor for me, due to the fact I have been associated with the Association of Fire Chiefs for pretty much 20 several years and I have gone as a result of the ranks to get to this stage,” stated Kloepfer, who is Ex-Main of the Floral Park Hearth Department.

Kloepfer stated that his curiosity in signing up for the fireplace department begun when he was a minor boy, when he made use of to go on phone calls with his father, who was than main of the New Hyde Park Fireplace division.

“It’s been a household affair remaining included with the fireplace division. I finished up getting a member of the New Hyde Park Hearth Office for 7 a long time, prior to relocating on to be part of Floral Park, in which I’ve been a member for the previous 30-4 years.”

His other honors involve serving as  president of the Floral Park Hearth Office Exempt Fireman’s Affiliation for six years and serving as chairman of the First Battalion Chiefs of the Nassau County Hearth Fee in 2016. He is also the past president of the Govt Council of Firematic Organizations of Nassau County.

Kloepfer, who took above as operator of Walk Avenue in 2005, explained the business has done perfectly even with the pandemic limits that have been place in spot.

“We’ve designed some changes by reducing our operations down to 6 times per 7 days and we’ve shut our lunch menu for the time remaining. We haven’t shed our standard prospects while and themajority of persons who arrive in are masked up and we ended up capable to take the plexiglass partitions down from the bar space.”

He claimed the cafe is thoroughly sanitized as soon as a week on Monday’s to assure the safety of the employees and buyers.

Aside from his prolonged tenure in the fire department, Kloepfer is a culinary qualified, possessing labored for 20-five decades in the foodstuff support market.

His checklist of credits consist of getting labored for best tier motels in Manhattan, this sort of as The Pierre Hotel, and the former Drake and Rihga Royal Hotel’s.

He graduated from the Culinary Institute of The united states in upstate New York and did his apprenticeship at Home windows on the World at the unique Earth Trade Center.

Karen J. Simmons

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