Wilton company director recognized by Hotel Management magazine

WILTON – RGH Hospitality, the hotel management subsidiary of Roedel Cos., announced that Jason Jette, of Merrimack, has been recognized by Hotel Management magazine as one of its Thirty Under 30 Top Rising Stars.

This annual award acknowledges emerging leaders in the hospitality industry who have completed a significant project for their organization.

As director of food and beverage at RGH Hospitality, Jette oversees all food and beverage teams within the company’s hotel portfolio and is accountable for more than $8 million in F&B revenue. He leads four restaurants and banquet operations, with two more in development. Jette is also responsible for maintaining a consistent focus on corporate culture, guest satisfaction and product quality at each property.

Jette previously was executive chef at The Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown, which is also managed by RGH Hospitality. Jette turned around an underperforming operation with high food costs, low customer service scores and poor revenues into a top performing enterprise. Within Jette’s first year on the job, the F&B operation turned a profit for the first time since The Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Downtown opened.

Jette received the 2014 American Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the highest standard of culinary skills, advanced the cuisine of America and has given back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices. He received the 2014 Chef of the Year award from his local Professional Chefs of New Hampshire chapter.

"Jason is a high-energy individual and a strong team player that drives performance each and every day," said Glenn Hardman, president of RGH Hospitality. "Our company is fortunate to have Jason at the helm of our F&B operation, and we look forward to seeing what other accomplishments he will achieve in his career."