Dealing With Stress

Every person at one time or another experiences stress in their life. If you haven’t, PLEASE let me in on your secret! Spoiler Alert for all of you hopefuls out there… Working in the hospitality industry is not always as fabulous or glamorous as it may seem. Yes, I too have had days where I cannot wait to head home and hit the couch to cozy up to a good book or a bad television show. But, not before I crack open that bottle of wine and pour myself a glass! This has always been my go-to stress reliever.

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The Abbey Taps Local Chef Virginia Wooters For Executive Post

(TUCSON, Ariz.) — As it prepares for its grand opening next month, The Abbey today announced the appointment of Virginia Wooters as executive chef. Wooters, who has overseen the kitchen operation in restaurants from Tucson to Portland, will be responsible for directing The Abbey’s meal preparation and managing a kitchen staff of ten at the foothills’ newest eatery. Wooters brings nearly two decades of culinary experience to The Abbey. She served as executive chef at local restaurants including McClintock’s and Wildflower Grill, and was the lead line cook at the Dish. She also served as executive chef at Sweet Oregon [...]

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Opentable’s Diner Choice Award Recognizes The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s AZul Restaurant Lounge

TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 24, 2014) – OpenTable announces that AZuL, the restaurant and lounge at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, is a winner of the coveted 2014 Diner’s Choice Awards. This annual award identifies the country’s finest restaurants as voted by diners who book through OpenTable. “The most rewarding part of winning the Diner’s Choice Award is that we were nominated and selected by the people who experienced our culinary offerings firsthand,” said General Manager, Glenn Sampert. With a strong focus on SuperFoods Rx and local ingredients, Executive Chef, Russell Michel produces a dynamic menu of Southwestern-infused cuisine. [...]

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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Appoints Matt Brody as Director of Sales & Marketing

TUCSON, Ariz. (Feb. 18, 2014) — The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa today announced the appointment of industry veteran Matt Brody as the resort’s new director of sales and marketing. With more than 17 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, Brody is a strategic addition to the sales team. “Matt’s long standing success in the hospitality industry, both locally and nationally, will serve as an asset to our team,” said General Manager, Glenn Sampert. As a member of the resort’s Executive Committee, Brody will be responsible for the formulation of all sales, marketing, and public relations activities [...]

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