Marriott International represents about half of the world’s hotel options. So when it crowns rising food and beverage professionals, the winners are among the best in the hospitality industry.
Sherene Hutchinson of Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and Jonathan Martin Miller of The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, were recognized as Marriott’s 2018 Masters of the Craft.
Here is a little more about the pair, their thoughts on F&B trends for 2019 and what they love about the industry:
How does the hospitality industry relate to your youth?
Sherene Hutchinson: The organization and this job allowed me to translate my innate nature into a career caring for guests every day. From a young age, watching my grandmother cook and host guests in our home every Saturday inspired me to learn the craft and continue in her tradition.
Jonathan Martin Miller: We had a program at my school where my fifth-grade class went to our California town’s trendy street and worked for a few hours at various jobs to learn about work experience. My assignment was to work at an amazing, yet very small, Italian restaurant. When we got back on the school bus, I felt like I had won the lottery. I had met the nicest people, eaten a delicious Italian lunch and left with $10 in my pocket.