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Randy Morales appointed General Manager Food & Beverage at MBCC

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Sodexo Live!, hospitality partner to the world’s most iconic venues, is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Morales as General Manager spearheading food and beverage operations at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). With a dynamic career spanning over two decades in the hospitality industry, Morales brings a wealth of experience, a passion for service excellence, and a proven track record of leadership to his new role.

Morales began his hospitality journey at one of the largest hospital groups, Baptist Health, where he was an integral part of the services team. His dedication to providing personalized and comprehensive care set the foundation for his customer-centric approach in the hospitality sector. Morales then transitioned into the restaurant industry, where he spent 15 years with the Hillstone Restaurant Group. Starting in the front of the house, his exceptional work ethic and leadership skills propelled him through various management positions, culminating in his role as General Manager. In this capacity, Morales honed his expertise across multiple markets, including D.C., L.A., San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Dallas, before returning to Miami to lead the flagship bustling Coral Gables location.

Driven by a passion for cultivating positive and inclusive work cultures, Morales pivoted to an HR management role with Mr. Hospitality Group, contributing to the success of some of Miami’s most iconic dining and nightlife venues, such as Marion Miami and Queen Miami Beach. In October 2022, Morales joined Sodexo Live! as a beverage consultant for the opening of the Rum Room at MBCC, demonstrating his expertise in crafting unique one-of-a-kind cocktail menus and training staff to provide exceptional beverage service.

Morales is a proud alumnus of Florida International University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies. His academic background, combined with his extensive industry experience, positions him as an ideal leader to spearhead Food & Beverage operations at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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“We’re excited to welcome Randy as our newest experience maker, taking on the role of General Manager for Sodexo Live! at the MBCC,” said Danny Medina, Regional Vice President for Sodexo Live!. “As an innovative and dynamic leader, his significant contributions to Rum Room’s cocktail program have already shown his vast potential. We look forward to having his expertise further enrich our hospitality experience to create even more memorable moments for event guests. Randy will be instrumental in developing a dining and beverage service that truly captures the vibrant essence of Miami.”

“Randy Morales’ impressive career, dedication to service excellence, and visionary leadership style make him uniquely qualified to lead the Sodexo Live! team at the MBCC,” said Freddie Peterson, General Manager of MBCC. “We look forward to seeing how Randy’s innovative approaches and commitment to excellence will continue to create those memorable experiences for our customers.”

Under Morales’ leadership, the Sodexo Live! team at the Miami Beach Convention Center is set to continue its tradition of delivering exceptional food & beverage service and creating memorable experiences for all guests and clients.

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