Destination Irvine Recognizes Hotel Employee as Part of the Spirit of Hospitality Award

Friday, April 05, 2019

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Leticia Johnson, kitchen supervisor, Hilton Irvine, is the third quarter recipient of Destination Irvine’shospitality employee recognition program. Johnson was nominated for her creative ideas and additions she has made to the hotel’s menus. Johnson takes great pride in her work and ensures that no dish leaves the kitchen unless it looks perfect.  In addition to taking care of the hotel guests, she is also responsible for making the food that is served to the hotel’s staff in the cafeteria.  Since she took over this responsibility, the quality and selection of food has vastly improved.

The Spirit of Hospitality Award recognizes back of house and front of house hospitality professionals who deliver exceptional experiences daily. Winners in this category are those who exhibit exemplary behavior in workplace knowledge, customer service, problem-solving, relationship building, and creating a warm welcome for visitors. The award recognizes individuals who have made an impact on our destination and their hotel, from financial to implementing new ideas to earning awards.  Recognizes “random acts as ambassadors” where professionals have been noted for going above and beyond their regular role to create memorable Visit Destination Irvine experiences.

How the program works: Every quarter, Irvine hotels share the name of the winner from their property’s employee recognition program. Then, Destination Irvine randomly selects a winner from the names submitted by the hoteliers. The winner receives a $100.00 gift card to an Irvine restaurant of their choice. Congratulations to Leticia!

Leticia is now eligible for the new Spirt of Hospitality Award. At the end of the fiscal year, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce committee will evaluate and review all nominations and select a winner for the Spirit of Irvine Hospitality Award to be presented at the 2019 Celebrate Irvine event on June 28.

To learn more about the program, contact Wendy Haase, senior director, Destination Irvine.

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