Teddy began his food and beverage career at the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club learning every disciple from the bottom up . He then decided on fulfilling a lifelong ambition of being an owner /operator of his own restaurant . Several years later Teddy decided to focus on his long term goals and accepted a position as a food and beverage manager at the Marriott Marquis. Teddy took on various leadership roles in his 11 years at the NYMM and moved onto the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge as the Director of Event Operations . Teddy then went on to becoming the Director of Event Management at the JW Marriott Essex House as well as the Food and Beverage Director. As Marriott expanded and purchased Starwood hotels Teddy took on the responsibility to ensure a flawless conversion as the Director of Food and Beverage . Teddy’s career aspirations continue to expand and has recently returned to his initial Marriott home by becoming the Director of Event Management at the New York Marriott Marquis.