Greenalicious!

We made an Aspen field trip last week to attend the Greenalicious fund raiser to help raise awareness of children’s obesity.  It was a wonderful experience for me, our Chef Althoff, and our Director of Placement, Gary Smith. We donated one of our wonderful 9 course...

The Roles Of Service Excellence

I have been watching a trend in our profession.  The expectations of our Principals are dramatically increasing.  This is true as our employer marketplace has grown to include many new high-net worth employers who are quick, very smart, and assume that our Private...

Tea

I have become a tea lover!  While the Chrysanthemum tisane is most dramatic while watching the chrysanthemum flower open as it steeps, and green teas are described as more healthful, and good white and red teas are not readily accessible, I prefer black teas. Denver’s...

My Finger Bowl Intrigue

Twenty years ago, about 1992, I was sitting at the Chevy Chase Club at the invitation of my client with 10 of her Washingtonian friends.   I was new in my travels on the Washington stage so my knees were not so steady and shook a bit as I spoke softly, introducing...

Mrs. Mary Starkey In Forbes

Article by: Dina Gachman Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:49 AM See the full Forbes.com article here Mary Louise Starkey is the kind of no-nonsense person who answers the question “Hi, how are you?” with: “I’m a very busy woman.” Her direct manner comes across as intimidating at...

Giving in Service

I have been working with and learning about service industry for many years now.  I have watched with admiration, and concern with the amount of commitment, daily effort, and if you will, the blood, sweat, and tears I have witnessed with those learning to serve in the...