“Our hospitality industry is all about people and places, full of excitement, opportunities and accomplishments every day.„
When hiring, I look for polite, professional, well dressed, and self confident candidates who are able to look me straight in the eye. I also want them to be excited!
Find creative ways to go above and beyond to make someone happy; it truly makes a big difference to their overall experience.
It is so important for me to have fun and challenge my team daily. Their quality of life is a key to their and our success.
My team is my biggest asset. They are all hospitality educated which inspires me to continue to work with hospitality students.
I never had the opportunity to intern but I attended cooking school at Madeleine Kamman’s Modern Gourmet Cooking School in Annecy, France for 8 months with 6 other American students. We learned the basics of classical French cuisine and from there we created our own recipes and developed incredible work ethic in the kitchen and beyond. It was the most inspiring and difficult education I ever experienced and will never forget it.
You never know who will make an impact on your career.
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