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Hilton Anaheim Appoints Dane Gorup as Director of Food and Beverage
April 04, 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Hilton Anaheim today announced the appointment of Dane Gorup as director of food and beverage. Dane Gorup will report to Shaun Robinson, general manager, and will be responsible for raising the profile of the hotel's main food outlets including Mix Restaurant, Mix Lounge and Pool Bar & Grill as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the food and beverage department with the objective of increasing overall profitability. Gorup was promoted to this position after six years as the hotel's catering and events director. Dane Gorup will continue to be based at the Hilton Anaheim and will begin his position immediately.
"Dane is an invaluable asset to our team," said Shaun Robinson, general manager, Hilton Anaheim. "His knowledge of the hotel's operations, passion for growth of his division and innovative approach to lead his team is what made the decision to promote him to director of food and beverage unanimous."
"I look forward to working closely with our food and beverage operations team and sales team to continue the pursuit of hospitality excellence within our dining outlets and amazing meeting and ballroom space."
Gorup brings 16 years of experience to his new role at Hilton Anaheim. In his former role as director of catering, also at the Hilton Anaheim, he was responsible for overseeing the catering department's $14 million revenue. Gorup coordinated food and beverage operations with the hotel's 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Through his efforts, the department exceeded sales goals during numerous forecast periods by contracting recurring and new business. Gorup also developed training programs for his team that consisted of managers, coordinators and administrative staff, created key forecasts, budgets and business plans and participated in developing systems to help control food cost and increase overall profitability.
Gorup has continued to develop his hotel industry skills at Hilton Anaheim since 1995 where he began as restaurant manager and held various positions in the food and beverage and catering departments, ultimately reaching the position of director of food and beverage. Gorup received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Public Relations form Utah State University.
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