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Dean MistrettaAssistant Professor & Director of CateringJohnson & Wales University

Dean Mistretta, MBA Assistant Professor School of Hospitality – Food & Beverage Management Dean Mistretta has 25 years' experience and expertise in the hospitality industry. Most recently he spearheaded the creation of Decadent Catering Company, where he remains active as Director of Catering ( Most notably Mistretta acted as the regional Marketing and Promotions Director for a large hospitality company, with an extensive portfolio of restaurants, bars and nightclubs along the eastern seaboard. In addition, he has a long-standing background in hospitality marketing and sales management, as a private consultant. Mistretta specializes in spearheading food and beverage startup companies. From design, staffing, training menu planning, marketing and promotions and setting up internal controls of day to day operations. Mistretta is a former established and respected nightclub promoter. He also has been a nightclub owner in the city of Providence where he managed all of the club design, marketing and day to day operations. He earned an Associate's Degree from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelor's Degree from Curry College and a Masters in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University.