Eric Grimm joins Mason Street Grill as new General Manager; Cristina
Gliatis joins the restaurant as Assistant General Manager
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2014--
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced leadership changes
at its Mason
Street Grill restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wis.
Edward Carrella (Photo: Business Wire)
Ed Carrella, former general manager of Mason Street Grill, has been
promoted to corporate director of restaurants for Marcus Hotels &
Resorts. In his new position, he will oversee day-to-day operations of
all food and beverage outlets throughout the company’s 18-hotel
portfolio, with a focus on the popular ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub &
Grill brands as well as Mason Street Grill in Milwaukee. In addition, he
will assist in budgeting and menu conception.
During his three years as general manager of Mason Street Grill, he was
responsible for increasing revenues by 10% and increasing profits by
50%. Carrella was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., where his family
owned and operated a south-side Italian pizzeria. Growing up in the
restaurant industry, his career highlights include working for primary
establishments in Chicago, including serving as general manager of
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, assistant general manager of Grand Lux Café,
director of restaurant operations at House of Blues and assistant
general manager of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
“We are thrilled to promote Ed to corporate director of restaurants. His
extensive background in restaurants, knowledge of food and beverage and
his commitment to quality and training will help him to be very
effective in his new role,” said Peggy Williams-Smith, corporate vice
president of food and beverage for Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts also announced that Eric Grimm has been
appointed the new general manager of Mason Street Grill and Cristina
Gliatis will serve as assistant general manager of the restaurant.
Grimm joins Marcus Hotels & Resorts with an extensive background in food
and beverage, most recently serving as assistant general manager of
Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Brookfield, Wis. In this role he
was responsible for all front-of-restaurant operations and day-to-day
management. Previously, he worked at T & J Hospitality Group in Tomah,
Wis., where he was responsible for overseeing the food and beverage
operations for Three Bears Lodge and the opening of two independent
pizzerias, where he doubled sales in a 12-month period. Grimm has also
served in management positions at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill, Ruby
Tuesday Restaurant and Papa Murphy’s Pizza.
Cristina Gliatis most recently served as manager of Brisco County Wood
Grill in Menomonee Falls, Wis., where she was responsible for overseeing
marketing, sales, events and day-to-day management of a staff of 30. She
began her food and beverage career with MGM Resorts in 1999 and assisted
with the opening of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. She
then went on to serve in various positions with Wynn Resorts and The
Light Group/Mirage & Bellagio in Las Vegas. Most recently, she served as
general manager of Nove Italiano in Las Vegas as part of N9NE Group at
the Palms Casino Resort.
“Both Eric and Cristina have a passion for creating a positive guest
experience and have excellent managerial and operational skills. I am
confident they will continue to foster a high-quality dining experience
for our guests and further enhance Mason Street Grill’s reputation as
one of Milwaukee’s finest dining establishments,” added Williams-Smith.
For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels &
Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.
About Mason Street Grill
Located in Downtown Milwaukee, Mason Street Grill is the place where
Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after work cocktails,
appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential
neighborhood restaurant for Milwaukee residents and visitors alike.
Under Executive Chef Mark Weber, Mason Street Grill’s open kitchen
serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and
steadiness of Wisconsin roots. The wood fired oven and grill are the
centerpieces of the menu and help to serve the best Midwestern steaks,
chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads. Wisconsin’s rich
farmlands create a menu that is steeped in traditional elements, yet
done with a flair and creativity reflective of Milwaukee’s new urban
sensibilities. With a great bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge,
elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the
place to experience wonderful food, service and atmosphere. For more
information, please visit: http://www.masonstreetgrill.com.
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts, a division of The
Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels,
resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality
industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management,
development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a
wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale
resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the
latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com
and follow the company on Facebook
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