The Grande Summit Hotel Appoints Restaurant Manager
The Grand Summit Hotel, a historic hotel serving the greater New York area, has appointed Madeline Carlson as restaurant manager, responsible for developing memorable dining experiences for hotel guests and local patrons of its full-service restaurant, The Hat Tavern.
She formerly was food & beverage manager for a 173-room hotel and executive learning and development center managed by Benchmark Resorts & Hotels. Her responsibilities included increasing employee satisfaction and team morale. During her tenure, she created a training program for the property's services and bartenders.
From 2016 to 2018, she was food & beverage director for two hotels managed by Valor Hospitality Partners: Delta Hotels by Marriott Basking Ridge and Somerset Hills Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Warren, New Jersey. She was responsible for meeting financial objectives, hiring, training and coaching the food & beverage staff and managing social media for The Tap Room restaurant.
Earlier in her career, she was food & beverage administrator and food & beverage supervisor for Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, New Jersey, and food & beverage supervisor for the DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center, Somerset, New Jersey.
Carlson studied business and science at Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey, and earned a ServSafe manager certification.