Darnell R. Franze, Jr.
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  • Seattle, Washington
  • United States
  • Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport
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Director of Food and Beverage
Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport
What best describes my company
Hotel / Motel Foodservice
Career Advancement, Discovering New Wines, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, New Locations, Other
Personal Quote
A prince is not much of a prince if he has to tell you he is a prince...
Years in the Industry
20 years

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Running right along...BLAM! (Did I mention I was only 40?)

OK, so it is true...I have lost 40 pounds since April. I do have three cell phones, two of them fully activated blackberrys, I have and will and do the job of four people, I work an average of 65 hours a week, and I don't think I have ever had two days off in a row, or even in the same week. Then I suffered a minor stroke like event four weeks ago....

What a wake up call.

In this age of getting there faster, meaner, and leaner, we tend to forget the one thing that needs our… Continue

Posted on January 5, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Cost Containment versus Responsible Management

In this topsy turvy world of economic disasters and tragedies, I am noticing what can only be described as "pushing the panic button" happening more and more frequently. What I am referring to is this: in a season of the hospitality industry that is traditionally slow, in the wake of the media's proclaimation of economic doom, we are suddenly making decisions that could potentially harm our business for years to come. Changing the units operating hours, cutting back the staffing to bare… Continue

Posted on November 29, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 6:18pm on April 13, 2009, Mary White-Cornell said…
Hi Darnell,

I'm new to the Seattle area and so I thought that since we are neighbors I would just say "Hi".

Sounds like you had quite a scare in January - hope that you are feeling better.

Looks like you are "connected" in the hospitality industry here - I'm looking for a restaurant marketing gig - who should I contact or connect with?

At 7:24pm on March 4, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Darnell
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...

- go here-

-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends

I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6

Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 5:24pm on November 27, 2008,
Dana A. Romero
I wanted to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group on FohBoh. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it and then dicuss it with us. We could use someone like yourself who could give us some good, positive feedback.




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