NATICK — Distinctive Hospitality Group, in conjunction with The Verve–Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick, recently announced the appointment of Amanda Solomon as senior catering sales manager.
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 and putting policies and bookings into place, Solomon was promoted to catering sales director, where she sold and coordinated 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 Taste Catering, where she focused on menu design, maintaining vendor relations, and managing the food and supply inventory. She also held 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.
“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.