Prior to leaving the military and running the two restaurant operations, she was a member of the United States Army. While serving, she was a Food Service Manager (92G), she says she “was in a special assignment working as an Enlisted Aide to the Senior Leadership of the Army.”
Kat adds, “I was the household manager for the Generals. I planned, coordinated and executed all events at their homes.”
Can you imagine that type of pressure?!
On top of the several diplomas Kat has worked hard to receive, she has 20+ foodservice certifications ranging from Master Certified Foodservice Professional to Food Service Contract Management to Top Secret Security Clearance.
We are so beyond excited to have Kat Willis on our board. Her motivation, experience and enormous amount of knowledge, she will be a huge asset to our growing organization.
When I asked Kat what she hoped to contribute to the organization, this was her response:
- “I plan to help IFSEA by getting additional members to join so that we can have a mass spread of Foodservice knowledge throughout the land.
- I plan to share the knowledge that I have to incorporate small business by giving zoom classes or what IFSEA feels is the best way to share the knowledge.
- As a board member I will make myself available to IFSEA at all times.
- I want to also learn from the leadership of IFSEA so that I can also assist the organization to be better and achieve all goals and tasks.”
Kat, thank you for being a part of the oldest hospitality organization, we can’t wait to exchange ideas with you and learn more about your story!
Refer or become a member of IFSEA to network with Kat and so many other foodservice professionals!
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