At Avendra, we gather the industry’s most knowledgeable and skilled associates to serve on our team. Our associate base includes former hotel general managers, Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs, commodity and contracting experts and data analysts to name a few. Each associate has mastered specific areas of subject matter expertise. Together, we leverage our knowledge and experience to provide you with comprehensive solutions.
Meet the Avendra Consulting Services (ACS) Experts
When you work with an Avendra associate, you are working with a well-trained, seasoned and knowledgeable professional.
Vice President, Operational Consulting & Avendra Clubs
Cory has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from extensive operational expertise in hotels, restaurants, and catering to supply chain management. As Vice President of Operational Consulting & Avendra Clubs, he leverages his experience across a multitude of segments. Cory leads our golf and city club businesses and oversees operational consulting services that are designed to assist clients in developing profitability improvement plans. Cory began his career in the “back of the house,” where he leaned on his professional culinary training to advance in operational roles, later using that knowledge to progress into supply chain management with US Foods and eventually with Avendra.
Director, Avendra Consulting Services and Client Discovery
Lance Simmons’s extensive hospitality purchasing experience includes a position as purchasing director at the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center and specialized knowledge in purchasing platform utilization. Lance’s culinary background and foodservice experience also include supply chain management, market research, and project management. He is a graduate of Colorado State University and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
Project Manager, Food & Beverage
Allison has honed her food and beverage management skills over the last 10 years in premium stadium and arena settings and in corporate dining. She uses her experience in the front of the house to find effective, pertinent solutions for the challenges facing our clients. Allison is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management program.
Process Excellence Manager
Kate comes to Avendra with over 12 years of experience in the food and beverage industry in both Catering Operations and Catering Sales in luxury hotels, private clubs and restaurant management. Leveraging her background in both culinary and operations she brings a unique understanding to processes and project management to aide clients in furthering their operational success. Kate graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Sports, Entertainment & Events Management.
To learn more about Avendra Consulting Services, call 866-AVENDRA or click here to email an ACS representative.