PRLog - Feb. 7, 2011 - SOUTHBURY, Conn. -- Scott Robinson, general manager of the Heritage Hotel & Conference Center in Southbury, Connecticut, has announced that Southbury resident Jennifer Giuliano, the hotel’s director of catering, has been named February Leader of the Month.
Heritage Hotel Catering Director Jennifer Giuliano
“Jennifer has most admirably worked her way up from her initial work in our kitchen in 2005 to becoming a highly-respected Garde Manger, catering assistant and much-appreciated catering director”, explained Robinson. “Her office is filled with grateful notes and letters of appreciation from bridal couples to conference attendees for the wonderful experiences Jennifer orchestrated for their special occasion or event at our hotel. With great enthusiasm, Jennifer creates everything from small, intimate family celebrations to grand conferences and weddings for 50 to 250 guests. We are very appreciative of all that Jennifer has so admirably contributed to the success of our hotel and conference center.”
In less than two years after being promoted to Heritage Hotel Director of Catering, Giuliano has doubled the number of weddings held at the resort from the 26 in 2009 to 52 in 2010. “What fascinates me,” commented Giuliano, “is that I was continually promoted from the initial work I did in Heritage Hotel’s kitchen in 2005 to working in our hotel’s Shadrack’s restaurant and steakhouse, to becoming a Garde Manger in 2006, a position many people consider to be the most demanding station/job in any kitchen.”
In 2007, when the hotel’s director of sales was looking for a catering assistant in 2007, Giuliano took on the role for three months before she was quickly promoted to catering sales manger. In 2009, she received the Best of The Best Associate of the Year Award in Customer Service from the WNW Hospitality Group, owners and managers of the Heritage Hotel. In 2010, she was promoted to director of catering.
“It is only fitting that in February, the month for Valentine celebrations and engagements,”
A life-long resident of Southbury, Jennifer Giuliano graduated from Pomperaug High School in 1999, and from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island in 2004 with a degree in business management. While working as the office manager of her father’s dental practice in Danbury, her father introduced her to a patient who was the executive chef at the Heritage Hotel Resort & Conference Center. He invited Jennifer and her family to the hotel for Sunday brunch and hired Jennifer that day to ‘come and learn the right way to cook’.
“Knowing the intricate operations of a resort hotel’s kitchen,” commented Giuliano, “is invaluable in helping bridal couples determine every food and beverage they will want to have served for their wedding day or weekend. We handle everything from poolside lunches the day their guests arrive to rehearsal dinners to their wedding celebration to breakfast for their guests the morning after their wedding. There is no need for our guests to go anywhere else.”
The Heritage Hotel Resort & Conference Center features the choice of three outdoor private settings for weddings and other special occasions. The hotel offers five different packages that can be customized to individual needs and occasions. The resort features the USGA-rated, par 35, 9-hole Pomperaug Golf Course. “This is one of the best courses in Connecticut,”
To learn more about the Heritage Hotel Resort and Conference Center, contact catering director Jennifer Giuliano at 203-267-2622, email her at jennifer.giuliano@
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The Heritage Hotel & Conference Center Resort is uniquely positioned in northwestern Connecticut's beautiful Litchfield Hills. The all-season resort offers golf, an on-site spa, heated pools, tennis, basketball, racquetball, hiking, biking, team-building, beaches, hot air ballooning, amusement parks and so much more. All activities are either located on-site or within a short, scenic ride.
New England groups of all types book events and lodging at The Heritage Hotel when planning corporate events, stunning wedding receptions or gala events. Services include custom catering, professional audio-visual support and meeting planners with an eye for detail.