Chatsworth Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts in Chatsworth

Do YOU live in the Chatsworth area and looking for family-fun events this summer? Join the Simi Valley community for their Summer Movies and Concerts in the Park Series at the Rancho Simi Community Park! Between music, movies, dive in movies (where you can swim in the pool before and during the movie), and pre-entertainment events your Saturday nights will be booked from now through August! The Movies in the Park feature a variety of Disney movies that are perfect for the entire family. The Music in the Park series features tribute bands that are perfect for date night! There is something for everyone.

There will be food vendors around the park during the Summer Concerts on June 17, July 15, and August 19, but feel free to bring your own food to these events and/or to the Movie Series. STONEFIRE Grill Chatsworth is the perfect option to pick up and bring with you to the park. Please see our menu here!

Our Takeout will be packed to perfection and ready for you! Need paper plates, napkins and utensils? No problem! Just let us know and we’ll have that ready for you.

The Music in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Dive In Movies series’ will all be held on Saturdays between June 12 and August 19 at the Rancho Simi Community Park located at 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA. For more information please visit the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District website here.

10.6: Countdown to 9/26

So, we thought we’d take a break from the entries of late to give you some quick information about our 10th Anniversary Celebration.  Here are the details:

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, at our Valencia location from 11am to 3pm:

The first 3,000 guests to arrive and donate a minimum of $1 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be treated to a delicious buffet of BBQ Tri Tip, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, BBQ Chopped Salad and our Freshly Baked Breadsticks.  Pepsi soft drinks and bottled water will also be served.

We’re also creating THE WORLD’S LARGEST CARROT CAKE, a 10’x10′ monstrosity, for everyone to enjoy!

Entertainment will be provided by KEARTH 101 and local high schools feauturing Canyon Jazz Band, West Ranch Cheerleaders, Hart Show Choir, Valencia Dance Team, Golden Valley Jazz Band and Saugus Dance Team.  In addition, local ROTC members have generously volunteered their time to be of service to everyone!

If you can’t make it to Valencia, stop by any other STONEFIRE Grill location on 9/26, donate at least $1 to CFF and receive a FREE dessert voucher for your next visit (valid 9/27/10 – 10/31/10).

We hope to raise $20,000 for this worthy cause, so please lend your support to the community and one another as we commemorate 10 YEARS STRONG.

And, of course, continue celebrating with us as we offer the Taste of STONEFIRE – THE complete individual meal for only $10 (dine in only)!

Quick 6 – Meet Sonia.

Meet Sonia! As a dedicated member of the STONEFIRE family for the past 10 years, we are excited to share with you what we love most about Sonia!

Sonia joined our West Hills team in 2005 and worked in the pizza station until she was asked to transfer to our Orange County restaurants. From there, she was quickly promoted to Kitchen Manager. Over the next three years, she assisted in making our Fountain Valley and Irvine locations the success they are today.

After the opening of our Chatsworth location in 2007,  we asked Sonia to bring her skills to our newest location, and she gladly accepted the challenge. In the seven years since Sonia joined the Chatsworth Team, she has watched STONEFIRE Grill continue to grow and was excited for her role to do the same. She has graciously accepted a Front of the House management position and will be starting very soon!

Before my interview with Sonia, I had heard about her start with the company, her dedication and the fact that she is [currently] one of two female Kitchen Managers. As I sat down with her and heard her speak about the love she has for her son, Alonzo, and her fellow team members, I learned quickly that the calm disposition, happy spirit and killer smile was only the beginning of who she truly is!

Team Member: What is your favorite STONEFIRE Menu Item?

Sonia Hernandez: I have a bunch! I mean, I love our food. The BBQ Chopped, South of the Border, Steak and Cheese and Healthy Hybrid. But if I had to choose one, it would be the BBQ Chopped.

TM: What is your favorite childhood memory?

SH: I was nine years old and my mom and dad were at the hospital with my newborn sister. She had to stay in the NICU after she was born and we [my brother and I] hadn’t seen her yet. As my brother and I we were walking back from the store, we saw my mom and dad in front of the house, and we both froze, because my dad had forbidden us from going to the store on our own, thinking we were going to get in trouble. As we got closer, my mom had a big smile and bent down to show us that in her arms was my baby sister. They were so excited to have us all home that they didn’t notice we had broken their rule. I just remember being so happy to see my sister for the first time.

TM: I know you have an adorable son named Alonso. What would you say is the most rewarding part about being a mother?

SH: I would say a bunch of things. I love seeing him smiling and being happy. Spending time with him and watching him do all these things and grow makes me happy. I’m ok with chasing him around all day. Babies learn from us and our lives, and if he can grow up in a good environment with family, I will be happy.

TM: What dish is your favorite to prepare at home?

SH: I have so many! I love Mexican food like chile rellenos and different pastas like Lasagna.

TM: What has your time at STONEFIRE taught you?

SH: I’ve learned a lot of things. Working side by side with everybody like we are a family is important. I think that will make you have the strongest team and the happiest people. Make them feel that you care about them and show them that you are happy to be here and enjoy what you do; it will be an example for them. They will enjoy it, too!

 

¡Conoce a Sonia! Como miembro de la familia dedicada STONEFIRE durante los últimos 10 años, ¡estamos muy contentos de compartir con ustedes lo que más nos acerca Sonia amamos!

Sonia se unió a nuestro equipo de West Hills en 2005 y trabajó en la estación de pizza hasta que se le pidió a transferir a nuestros restaurantes en Orange County. A partir de allí, fue rápidamente promovido a Kitchen Manager. Durante los próximos tres años, ella ayudó a hacer que nuestros restaurantes de Fountain Valley y Irvine el éxito en la actualidad.

Después de la apertura de nuestra restaurante Chatsworth en 2005, le preguntamos a Sonia para llevar sus habilidades a nuestra restaurante nuevo, y ella con mucho gusto aceptó el reto. En los siete años desde que Sonia se unió al equipo de Chatsworth, ella ha visto STONEFIRE Grill siga creciendo y estaba emocionado por su trabajo hacer lo mismo. ¡Ella ha aceptado amablemente una posición de FOH Manager y será a empezar muy pronto!

Antes de mi entrevista con Sonia, había oído acerca de su inicio con la empresa, su dedicación y el hecho de que ella es [actualmente] nuestra única mujer Kitchen Manager. Cuando me senté con ella y la escuché hablar sobre el amor que le tiene a su hijo, Alonso, y sus compañeros de equipo, aprendí rápidamente que la disposición tranquila, espíritu felíz y sonrisa increíble eran sólo el comienzo de lo que ella realmente es.

TM: ¿Cuál es tu comida preferida del menú STONEFIRE?

SH: ¡Tengo un montón! Es decir, me encanta nuestra comida. La ensalada BBQ Chopped, South of the Border, Steak & Cheese y Healthy Hybrid. Pero si tuviera que elegir uno, sería la BBQ Chopped.

TM: ¿Cuál es tu recuerdo favorito del juventud?

SH: Tenía nueve años y mi mamá y papá estaban en el hospital con mi hermana recién nacida. Ella tuvo que permanecer allí después de su nacimiento y que [mi hermano y yo] aun no había visto. Cuando mi hermano y yo estábamos caminando de la tienda, vimos a ellos en frente de la casa, y los dos nos congelamos, porque mi padre nos había prohibido ir a la tienda por nuestra cuenta, pensando que íbamos a meterse en problemas. Mientras nos acercábamos, mi mamá tenía una gran sonrisa y se inclinó para mostrarnos que en sus brazos era mi hermanita. Estaban muy emocionados de tener a todos en casa que no se dieron cuenta que había roto su regla. Sólo recuerdo estar tan feliz de ver a mi hermana por primera vez.

TM: Sé que tienes un hijo adorable, Alonso. ¿Cuál dirías que es la parte más gratificante de ser una madre?

SH: Diría un montón de cosas. Me encanta verle sonreír y ser feliz. Pasar tiempo con él y verlo hacer todas estas cosas y crecer me hace feliz. Estoy bien perseguirele a él todo el día. Los bebés aprenden de nosotros y de nuestras vidas, y si es capaz de crecer en un buen ambiente con familia, voy a ser feliz.

TM: ¿Cuál es su plato preferido preparar en casa?

SH: ¡Tengo tantos! Me encanta la comida mexicana como chiles rellenos y pastas diferentes como lasaña.

TM: ¿Cuál ha sido su momento a STONEFIRE te enseñó?

SH: He aprendido un montón de cosas. Trabajando muy cerca con todo el equipo como somos una familia es importante. Creo que va a hacer que usted tiene el equipo más fuerte y las personas más felices. Hacerles sentir que usted se preocupa por ellos y les muestra que usted es feliz de estar aquí y disfrutar lo que haces; será un ejemplo para ellos. ¡Ellos disfrutarán, también!

XO STONEFIRE Grill

NEW LOOK. SAME FEELING.

If you’re in STONEFIRE any time soon, you may notice that things are a little bit different.  We’ll give you a hint that you won’t find anywhere else:

New look. Same feeling. We just thought we’d share with everyone how we really feel about extending our kitchen to your hearts and homes!  We’re excited to see YOU back again soon.

xo STONEFIRE

 

10.1: Celebrating 10 Years

On a small side-street in Valencia in 2000, an idea became a reality as we opened the first STONEFIRE Grill.  We began with a humble attempt to try something new in restaurant dining, and 10 years later, with 7 STONEFIRE locations, it is both unbelievable and exciting that we are the leader in the restaurant industry for fast-casual, family-style dining, takeout and catering services.  The simplicity of our concept – quality, delicious food with exceptional service and value prices – is the key to our success.  Still, there is something more that makes STONEFIRE Grill unique and our success so great.  It’s the people, the team that makes up our STONEFIRE family.  Our growth and success have been fueled by an amazing group of dedicated individuals, many of them with us for the entire 10 years.

Trent is the General Manager of our Pasadena location.  He was on the opening team in Valencia just out of high school.  Elsa started as a dishwasher with limited English in 2000 and today, she is our go-to girl, managing in both Chatsworth and Valencia and recently spending 2 months on our opening management team in Thousand Oaks.  Tig has also been with us since we opened.  He is mentally challenged and has worked for 10 years in our Valencia location bringing smiles to our faces daily with his simplicity, his humor and his honest approach to life that supersedes language barriers, cultural differences and personalities.

My stories are endless, my team irreplaceable.

It has been an amazing journey these past 10 years.  We have come to know different communities spanning Southern California and have gone from a team of 50 to a team of over 500.  We have developed friendships and relationships in each new community we have entered, because it has always been about you, our guest, the STONEFIRE Team and what we are collectively.  With food as our vehicle, we touch each other’s lives and share. We are so proud of our relationships in each community, and we look forward to the future as we continue to grow.

As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary, we also celebrate our beautiful new website.  It was designed by a few very talented individuals on our STONEFIRE Team with an interactive approach in mind.  We hope you enjoy hearing from us regularly via our site as we communicate the many aspects that make us STONEFIRE.  As you can imagine, 10 years has brought many incredible people, stories and events to our family, and we plan to share with you our favorite memories using this blog.  Stay tuned as we count down to our 10 year anniversary celebration and remember all that has made us 10 years old and 10 years strong.

From the entire STONEFIRE Family, we thank you for your support over these years.  As always, our continued goal is for the FIRE that is us to continue to spread from our kitchens to your hearts.

Sincerely,

Mary Harrigan