Chef Chris DiFonzo

“I have been employed with Buffalo Run Casino & Resort for over 15 years.  Early on in my career I attended Culinary School at Pennsylvania Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  I worked my internship at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando Florida and had the opportunity to move to many other places throughout my career.

When I started at Buffalo Run, during that time, we as a Culinary staff were recognized for many achievements such as; “Best of the Best of Ottawa County”, “The Flavor of the Four States “and just being noticed as preparing Award Winning entrees at “The Coleman House Restaurant”.

We constantly strive to carry on our tradition to be the best establishment in the Four State area.” -Chef Chris

For Catering Requests please contact:

David Murphy

Food and Beverage Director


“I grew up in Miami and graduated from Miami High School, received an Associate’s degree in Hospitality at NEO A&M, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Oklahoma State University.”

“I have worked in the Restaurant industry for over 35 years and have experience in a wide range of concepts including Fine Dining, Cafeteria/Buffet, and the Casual dining market. I am thrilled to be back in my home town where I can serve my local community.”: – David Murphy



The Peoria Ridge Golf Course, along with Buffalo Run Casino and Resort, will deliver an experience that is like no other! We are ready to be your event ambassador. We will handle your custom culinary, audio/visual needs, and work with you to put together a package that will more than exceed your expectations.

Whether you are looking for a small, intimate meeting, or large custom venue, the Peoria Ridge Golf Course, along with Buffalo Run Casino and Resort, is the perfect location for your next event!

Tell us your budget & let’s start planning.


The Board Room at Buffalo Run Hotel is perfect for small, professional meetings with up to 10 guests. Business amenities include: WiFi, printing capabilities, and on-site catering is available.


The Trailer Park Bar & Grill offers a unique Route 66 Theme. This smaller area is designed to fit groups up to 75 people. The room offers 4 HDTV’s, a Large Projector Screen, Pool Tables, Jukebox, a Dart Board, and a bar to keep your guests entertained for hours. Perfect for dance parties, business after-hour meetings, wedding receptions, family reunions, or any other mid-sized gathering.


The Peoria Ridge Golf Course offers members and non-members the opportunity to host meetings, weddings/receptions, and banquets, ranging from intimate events to business gatherings. Our club house can comfortably host up to 125 guests.

The Banquet Room features audio/visual capabilities, an advanced sound system that can provide musical enjoyment from a variety of sources, wireless microphone capability perfect for presentations, and a patio that overlooks the 18th green with two beautiful ponds-one of which features a 50 foot fountain with eight LED lights. On-site catering is available!


Our large capacity venue can be transformed to accomodate your event’s vision. This versatile area is designed to provide space for tables, chairs and 50-500 attendees comfortably. Included in this venue is a large stage, lighting, audio/video capabilities, adult beverage bar, and dressing rooms. Tell us your vision, we will exceed your expectation!