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Denise Baron Herrera

Denise Baron Herrera
Burtons Grill LLC
Vice President of Operations

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Burtons Grill LLC

10 Years

Vice President Operations; Kevin Harron CEO

AOS Culinary Arts, BS Foodservice Management from Johnson & Wales University

UMASS Emerging Leaders Cohort 2012

Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program Inaugural Class 2010

Les Dames d'Escoffier Boston Chapter

Massachusetts Restaurant Association Board of Directors 2012-2015

Massachusetts Restaurant Education Foundation Board of Directors 2013-current

Professor Carlomusto and Kevin Harron have been two mentors of mine who both taught me about perseverance. Kevin has always taught me to be the leader I want my team members to become and to be self-reflective and self-accountable. When you reach a certain executive level you have to keep challenging yourself as you are your own self motivator. Stay real.

I am most proud of what we at Burtons have accomplished over the past 10 years. I am proud to know that I had a hand in crafting a successful and growing restaurant group with 2 concepts that focus on quality, integrity and pride along with being able to influence the various people along the way. My defining moment is when I was asked to hang up my chef coat and oversee all operations of the restaurants.

The most challenging part of my job is being able to turn off. I love what I do therefore I am always seeking more information regarding the hospitality industry and looking for ways to improve upon the guest and employee experiences. I need to remember that I have 2 young children and they grow up fast!

The advice I have for upcoming younger executives is to know that you are always being watched by your peers so it is important that you have a good sense of who you are and how you lead. Practice what you preach.

Hiking, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Gardening, Cooking & Eating Out!

Seminars


11:00 AM
Fun with Food and Wine Matching: What Works and Why with Len Presutti, Corporate Wine Educator Martignetti Companies and Denise Barron Herrera of Burtons Grill

It’s happened to all of us: for a special dinner (usually a significant birthday or anniversary) we pull one of our very best bottles from the cellar, say a fantastic Chardonnay. We toast, savoring that first magnificent sip.

Speaker(s):
Denise Baron Herrera
Vice President of Operations
Burtons Grill LLC
Len Presutti
Corporate Wine Educator
Martignetti Companies
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