• LEMMY COOPER APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF F&B AT THE DUNIWAY

     
    POSTED July 10, 2018
     

The Duniway, located in Portland, Oregon, has announced the appointment of Lemmy Cooper as its Director of Food and Beverage. In his new role, Cooper will ensure detailed execution of the hotel’s food and beverage plans at both the Jackrabbit restaurant as well as Abigail’s Hideaway, the new guest-only rooftop, while focusing on the hotel’s values of creativity, innovation and guest satisfaction. 

Cooper’s 20 years of experience will prove valuable to event planners and guests alike. His past positions include his role working as the General Manager of Red Star Tavern for five years, and serving as the regional director of F&B operations for six years at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in Portland, while at the same time overseeing general managers, executive chefs and directors of catering for seven different teams. Through these and other roles he has held in the industry, Cooper demonstrates his strategic leadership abilities.

According to Eric Walters, general manager of The Duniway, Lemmy Cooper has distinguished credentials, leadership, and creative thinking capabilities. “Under his strategic leadership, we are looking forward to continuing to promote a positive food and beverage experience for our guests and Portland locals, pushing innovation, driving profitability and elevating our service," said Walters. Cooper, who is fluent in both English and Spanish with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon, will provide versatile opportunities for The Duniway and unique experiences for its guests.

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