Business briefs: Food and beverage operations changes at Steamboat Grand |

Business briefs: Food and beverage operations changes at Steamboat Grand

Food and beverage operation changes at Steamboat Grand

The Steamboat Grand Hotel has hired industry veteran Scott King as the new food and beverage director. King will be responsible for the overall culinary direction and strategies for the hotel.

"Scott is an extremely qualified individual for this position (who has) extensive knowledge that spans hotels, resorts and the leisure industry while understanding what appeals to travelers on the culinary front," said Michael Lomas, general manager and vice president of the Steamboat Grand. "With the addition of Scott to our talented team, the culinary future for the hotel is in good hands and set up for success."

King comes to the Steamboat Grand from Catamount Ranch & Club, where he has served as director of food and beverage for the past three years.

Prior to Catamount, he held various leadership roles with Starwood Hotels and Resort across North America for more than 18 years, including operations task force, director of food and beverage, director of operations, senior manager of operation support and executive chef.

During his tenure with Starwood, King helped oversee the opening of more than 40 hotels across all nine brands.

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In related news, Christina Gumbiner has been elevated to director of food and beverage for the resort. In her new role, she will oversee all restaurants and food and beverage services across the base area and on the mountain.

Food and beverage manager Kathy Yeiser has expanded her role and is now responsible for the Steamboat Base Club, base area events, musician and vendor relations, food and beverage administrative staff and marketing liaison, as well as social elements, such as Open Table.