• LEMMY COOPER APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF F&B AT THE DUNIWAY

     
    POSTED July 10, 2018
     

The Duniway, located in Portland, Oregon, has announced the appointment of Lemmy Cooper as its Director of Food and Beverage. In his new role, Cooper will ensure detailed execution of the hotel’s food and beverage plans at both the Jackrabbit restaurant as well as Abigail’s Hideaway, the new guest-only rooftop, while focusing on the hotel’s values of creativity, innovation and guest satisfaction. 

Cooper’s 20 years of experience will prove valuable to event planners and guests alike. His past positions include his role working as the General Manager of Red Star Tavern for five years, and serving as the regional director of F&B operations for six years at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in Portland, while at the same time overseeing general managers, executive chefs and directors of catering for seven different teams. Through these and other roles he has held in the industry, Cooper demonstrates his strategic leadership abilities.

According to Eric Walters, general manager of The Duniway, Lemmy Cooper has distinguished credentials, leadership, and creative thinking capabilities. “Under his strategic leadership, we are looking forward to continuing to promote a positive food and beverage experience for our guests and Portland locals, pushing innovation, driving profitability and elevating our service," said Walters. Cooper, who is fluent in both English and Spanish with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon, will provide versatile opportunities for The Duniway and unique experiences for its guests.

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.

 

It was announced in late February that during the month of March uber-restaurateur Stephen Starr would be introducing a unique "Support our Schools" program in his 20 Philadelphia restaurants.

Philadelphia schools have long been a subject of discontent and Starr’s plans to raise $100,000 during the one-month period would help support multimedia labs, elementary school playgrounds and six-week summer internships. Starr’s restaurants average 40,000 customers per week and diners would be encouraged to add a donation when paying their bill.