Starting in his teens as a buffet runner for his mother’s catering business, Gary eventually found himself the Senior Director of Catering in Chicago’s largest convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Chicago for over 13 years. He was also a national trainer with Hyatt in Catering Sales & Marketing, Event Design and Creativity. Prior to Hyatt, Gary spent 20 years with Marriott Hotels spanning the country. While opening the Maui Marriott he fell in love with the design and creation of major themed events and business theatre where he says that he learned from the best of the best in the special events and Destination Management industries. He is an industry recognized expert in ‘all things catering’ and is known for his sense of style and scale of managing special events.