• Meet Michael Salerno

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Michael Salerno was recently hired as the general manager for Neighborhood Services at Omni Frisco Hotel in Frisco, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as General Manager for Neighborhood Services at Omni Frisco Hotel?

I look forward to the opportunity of taking my experience and passion for the food and beverage industry to such well-known brands as the Dallas Cowboys and Omni Hotels & Resorts.

2. How do you think your past industry experience has prepared you for this role?

I grew up in the restaurant business. I was exposed to the industry at a very young age – and if it has taught me anything, it is to always focus on providing a high-level of service and to not over think or over complicate what we do.

3. What goals do you have in mind for the hotel this year and further down the line?

Ensuring a smooth transfer of an independent restaurant into the inner workings of a full-service upper upscale hotel. 

4. How did you get into the industry?


I was born into the industry. My father Michael Salerno opened his first restaurant when I was just two months old. I started a summer job washing dishes at his restaurant in Flower Mound, and after progressing through the different roles in the restaurant, I discovered that it was in fact my passion. I have not looked back since.  

5. What do you enjoy most about the hospitality industry?

I enjoy the personal interactions with guests—it’s wonderful to be help facilitate their special moments in life.

Explore Minnesota Tourism is accepting nominations for the agency’s tourism awards through Jan. 10, 2023. The awards honor people, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives that promote Minnesota as a destination.

To be considered for an award, a form must be submitted for each nomination. Explore Minnesota Tourism requests specific details about each nomination, i.e., goals, results, return on investment figures, accomplishments, etc. Supporting documents and creative elements help the Explore Minnesota Awards Committee score each submission.

 

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Crafting experiences from the heart, Brian and Sarah Ingram, chefs and owners of Purpose Restaurants, built their brand from the universal truth that great things can happen over a shared meal.  

“We are not just serving food, we are creating an experience through a meal,” says Brian.

With a portfolio consisting of Hope Breakfast Bar in St. Paul and St. Louis Park, and The Gnome in St. Paul, Purpose opened the latest addition, The Apostle Supper Club at The Radisson Hotel Duluth, on May 6.