Verve Crowne Plaza Hires New Catering Sales Manager

The following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.

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NATICK – Distinctive Hospitality Group (DHG), in conjunction with The VERVE–Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick, announced the appointment of Amanda Solomon as senior catering sales manager.

A well-seasoned professional in the event operations and catering industries, Solomon has over a decade of experience specializing in customized social events and planning and providing menu guidance.

Solomon began her career in 2007 as an Event Operations Manager with Restaurant Associates at the Boston Children’s Museum.

After three years of arranging events for hundreds of guests and putting policies and bookings into place, Solomon was promoted to Catering Sales Director less than a year later where she successfully sold and coordinated prestigious events to companies such as John Hancock, United Way, and State Street Bank.

In early 2011, Solomon took on the role of Event Operations Manager/Senior Account Representative at the distinguished company, Taste Catering, where she focused on menu design, maintaining vendor relations, and managing the food and supply inventory.

She continued to immerse herself in the industry by holding Sales Representative and Director of Vendor Relations positions at Phoodeez, where she coordinated and executed various aspects of events.

During her tenure, Solomon oversaw restaurant, food truck, and vendor partners and expanded on new business relationships.

Her latest venture was serving as Director of Catering Operations at Lasting Impression, where she led a team in accomplishing day-to-day tasks including crafting menus and developing new ideas to managing staff members and directing client relationships based on their event needs.

Solomon’s well-established career in the events and catering industry has given her a strong understanding of all aspects that play into successful event execution, and her ability to collaborate with and manage her staff will make her an extraordinary asset to the team at The VERVE–Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick.

“We are excited to have Amanda on our team as our Senior Catering Sales Manager,” said Lynne Luongo, General Manager of The VERVE–Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick. “Amanda is an astute leader with a strong understanding and of client relationships and catering operations and she is going to make a great addition to our team.”

In her new position, Solomon will maintain existing client relationships while fostering new ones and lead a team in implementing menu creations and event execution. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family and rescue dog, Gracie.

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The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Natick is owned and managed by the Distinctive Hospitality Group.  Founded in 2010, Distinctive Hospitality Group is led by president and owner, Lou Carrier who offers years of experience in the hospitality industry and has overseen a number of the most successful hotel establishments in the country. Located in Natick, DHG is quickly building a name for its constant dedication to overseeing projects with lasting power and quality, ones that provide hotel guests and restaurant diners with the utmost in experience, service, style and atmosphere.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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