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#034: Staying Ahead of the Game in the Hospitality & Gaming Industry – Valley View Casino & Hotel

Bruce Howard & Howard Silver – GM & VP of Food & Beverage – Valley View Casino & Hotel – Valley Center  @vvcasinohotel

Bruce Howard, lets us in on his journey through the hospitality industry. Starting as a fry cook, to the now General Manager of Valley View Casino, he has hospitality in his blood. He leads by example and teaches how to be successful in the hospitality industry.

Howard Silver, the Vice President of Food and Beverage at Valley View Casino shares his story and insight on how he has created such a successful food and beverage program. He prides himself on giving his guests the best quality and perfecting the experience down to the smallest detail.

Valley View Casino and Hotel sets itself apart from other casinos. From there impeccable customer service, to their made from scratch method they offer their guests a one-of-a-kind experience!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:





Valley View Casino Center

Caesars Palace

Black and Blue Steakhouse

Quotes / Snackable Takeaways From This Podcast:

“Quality first”

“Find something that you love”

“This business is really a simple business – it’s about cleanliness and friendliness”

“Hospitality is not always sexy”

“Intent on every single step of service”

“Find ways to add value to your guests”

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