With a new season just around the corner and a buzz-worthy winter behind us, there is no shortage of news at Harvest Inn. We're thrilled to announce that our stellar time is growing, just in time for sunny spring days ahead. Learn more about our new, vibrant team members below.
Leisure & Travel Industry Sales Manager
A passionate hospitality professional, Gabriella Seran brings a fresh enthusiasm to her position as Leisure & Travel Industry Sales Manager with the Charlie Palmer Group thanks to a combination of operational expertise, food and beverage knowledge, and unique understanding of the leisure travel lifestyle.
Following positions with Bardessono Hotel & Spa and Auberge du Soleil, Gabriella possesses a keen understanding of the luxury hotel market. Gabriella also maintains a rich food and beverage history for other successful restaurant groups like Michelin-rated Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and the team behind the James Beard award-winning 25 Lusk, and Tap415 in San Francisco.
An avid traveler, Gabriella is currently planning her next vacation where she plans to visit the wine regions of Southern France, and hopefully take a break from enology lessons to learn how to sail on the Mediterranean.
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Group Sales Manager
A Napa Valley native, Kurtis Sylvester has long been passionate about sharing his homestead with visitors, a hospitality evident in his many years in the hotel industry. Having worked at properties throughout Napa as well as Southern California and San Francisco, Kurtis brings a refined understanding of the luxury market to his position. In recent positions, Kurtis grew his operational expertise, though it is in creating and nurturing relationships that he thrives, making him an asset to future guests while on the sales team. In his free time, Kurtis enjoys taking advantage of the California weather and being outdoors hiking at Marin Headlands or Muir Woods, enjoying the dining scene in Napa Valley, and exploring new neighborhoods in San Francisco.
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Director of Catering & Conference Services
Matthew McElroy brings a sincere passion for unique food and beverage experiences to his position as Director of Catering & Conference Services. Having grown up in Northern California, Matthew was exposed to exceptional food at a young age, with fond memories of running through local vineyards as a child. This passion lead him to pursue a career in the industry after graduating from Colorado State University.
Matthew has overseen food and beverage operations at Silverado Resort as well as a tenure as General Manager at Archetype, where he curated an award-winning wine list. Additional positions include managing The Q, Gene Tartaglia’s American Heritage restaurant. He brings his near on decade of experience curating exceptional food experiences to his position at Harvest Inn, showcasing the unique culinary vision and footprint of the property at special events.
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Conference Service Manager
Conference Service Manager Ted McCarthy’s decade of event experience and collaborative nature make him an important team member at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer. His creativity, matched with dedication to operational precision, yields exceptional special events.
A certified event planner and member of the International Special Events Society, Ted has held many positions in the industry with all his tenures marked by meticulous organization and attention to detail. He got his start in special events at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and following a move to California, he held event services positions with fine dining establishments and charity organizations, including Africa Hope Fund’s Annual Fundraiser and Habitat for Humanity. Ted’s efficiency and creativity are welcome additions to the team at Harvest Inn!
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