Carté Hotel Appoints Timothy Wagner as Director of Food & Beverage
Carté® Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton™ property and a first-of-its-kind lifestyle hotel, announced today the appointment of Timothy Wagner as director of food and beverage. In his new position, Timothy will play a pivotal role in the food and beverage operations of the 246-room boutique hotel, which opened its doors to the vibrant Little Italy community last year.
With over 23 years of experience leading teams to exceed revenue and service goals, Timothy will oversee and manage all banquet, culinary and room service operations for Carté Hotel, including onsite restaurant Watercolors and rooftop bar, Above Ash Social. Previously, Timothy spent 15 years at Coastal Pacific Wine and Spirits of America, where he held several managerial roles, including director of learning and development and director of trade development. While there, Timothy was responsible for overseeing over 400 managers spanning 28 states and has a proven track record of driving multimillion-dollar growth and building strategic teams.
"Our food and beverage initiatives are focused on elevating the guest experience through innovative dishes, as well as unique offerings like a fresh local seafood program and wine bar," said Henri Birmele, general manager at Carté Hotel. "Timothy is dedicated to creating engaging wine and spirits programs and developing a strong food and beverage team that delivers on guest satisfaction. His passion for the property, combined with strong leadership and restaurant experience, will make him an essential asset as we continue to offer exceptional dining experiences to Carté Hotel guests."
Timothy is a certified chef from the American Culinary Federation, as well as a certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He holds a degree in hotel and restaurant culinary and business management from Milwaukee Area Technical College. When Timothy is not busy curating excellent menus for Carté Hotel guests, he enjoys champagne and cooking for friends while spending time along California's beautiful coast.
"One of the most rewarding parts of working in a hotel is being able to take culinary initiatives from concept to reality and receiving feedback from guests," said Timothy. "I am looking forward to delivering unique, quality food and beverage experiences for Carté Hotel guests and am confident my skillset will aid in the success of all food & beverage venues on property."