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Dean MistrettaAssociate Professor, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) & Director of CateringJohnson & Wales University

Dean Mistretta is an Associate Professor at Johnson & Wales University, in the College of Hospitality Management, Department of Food and Beverage Management. Mistretta has 30 years of experience and expertise in the hospitality industry. In 2008 he spearheaded the creation of Decadent Catering Company, in Providence Rhode Island where he remains active as director of catering. He has a long-standing background in hospitality promotions, marketing, and sales management as a private consultant. Mistretta is a former established and respected nightclub promoter and has been a nightclub owner in the city of Providence, where he managed all the club’s design, marketing, and day-to-day operations.

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