RHI Team

The Team

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Mark Steele

Mark Steele, the school founder and primary educator, is a Las Vegas native and fourth generation restaurateur. Mark has been living restaurants and hospitality for his entire professional career. He has trained and coached thousands of restaurant professionals over the past decade; conducted trainings for many successful and diverse restaurants in the capital of hospitality, Las Vegas.
Full Bio

Domintcia Patterson

School Director
Domintcia Patterson graduated from the Culinary Arts program at Long Beach City College and served as a board member of the International Food Service Executives Association. Leveraging an accounting background with experience in the restaurant and education industries, she will serve as Administrator for the Restaurant Hospitality Institute. Highly organized and efficient, her strong business acumen has taken her throughout a diverse range of industries from logistics and property management to assisting directors, deans and CEO’s.
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Cara Huey

Business Development
Cara Huey started with Caesars Entertainment in 2001 when it was Harrah’s Entertainment at the Harrah’s New Orleans property working as a financial analyst in the Planning and Analysis department. She since worked around the country in many gaming markets serving in different analytical positions. Gaming markets Cara worked in include, Chicagoland, Atlantic City Market, St. Louis, and Las Vegas, with Caesars Enterprise Services as Director of On-Property for Bally’s, Paris, and Planet Hollywood, Director of Customer Retention and Recovery Analytics, Director of Las Vegas and Corporate Marketing Analytics.
In her current role as VP of Corporate Finance, Cara is responsible for overseeing the companywide budgeting process, corporate expense management, procurement analytics, reviewing financial performance with the SMT leaders, as well as licensing and M&A evaluations. Additionally, Cara represents the finance organization in other areas such as the Cybersecurity Steering Committee, Growth Initiative Committee, and the Organizational Health and Performance task force.
Prior to joining the Empire, Cara worked for Penn Gaming in Bay St. Louis, MS. She attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she received her BBA in Economics and Finance and attended the University of Chicago, GSB (now Booth), where she received her MBA with a focus in Quantitative Marketing and Competitive Strategy.
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Health Training
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Techniques of Alcohol Management

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