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​Assistant Event Services Manager, Hyatt Regency Houston

“I started cooking at the age of 12 and ever since have known I wanted to be a chef. I completed an internship at the Hyatt Regency Dallas while in high school, received an associate degree in Culinary Arts from El Centro and then earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel restaurant management from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. I hope to become a food and beverage director for a major hotel chain and one day own my own restaurant.”

After graduating from Duncanville High School in 2005, Loren earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts from El Centro in the spring of 2008. Her first professional cooking job was at Hilton Garden Inn as a breakfast and banquet cook. After graduating from El Centro, she served as pastry chef at Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events in Dallas. Loren is currently the assistant banquet manager at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston.