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Patina's Rest's: Cafe Pinot, Pinot Bistro, Ottos, & a bit of gloating

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Because Heather said I should...

Just over two weeks ago I was a Technical Writer for a failing dot-com. I got laid-off the day of the Windows of Hope benefit (regrets to LiverBoy and La Cachette which I was really looking forward to!).

Next Monday I will be starting a new career with The Patina Group, owners and operators of all the Pinot restaurants, Ottos, Nick & Steph's Steakhouse, Impressario's, and more.

My official title is Meeting Manager. What I will be doing is coordinating with the Director of Catering at the Dorothy Chandler Music Pavilion for their related catering events there and at the Hollywood Bowl.

Being a chowhound is finally paying off! YEAH!

Link: http://www.patinagroup.com/cgi-bin/st...

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  1. Congratulations! That is the nicest news I've heard in a while. As my husband said in an earlier commiseration post, "change, opportunity." So glad he turned out to be so right. What fun your new position sounds.

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    1. re: Sheryl
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      Carolyn Tillie

      Sheryl - I remember your husband's post. Thanks for the encouragement!

      1. re: Carolyn Tillie

        Sounds like a job that is alot of fun. I am sure it is alot of hard work though too........If you get tired of it let me know hehehe

    2. Congrats! What a perfect fit! My vote for your first project is a chowhound event!!!

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      1. re: muhlyssa
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        Carolyn Tillie

        Muhlyssa - During the interviews, I kept thinking that Impressario's would be a fabulous place for a Chowhound event... Let me see what I can do after I get my feet wet! Thanks...

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        Vanessa On The Town

        Much congratulations! Sounds like a perfect fit.

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        1. re: Vanessa On The Town
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          Carolyn Tillie

          Vanessa - Merci! All best wishes most appreciated...

        2. Congratulations, Carolyn!

          What a fine example of opportunity filling a vaccuum.

          Something magical is at work here, and a lot of it is your talent and hard work (and maybe helping people move all week got you some good karma)!

          Good luck in your new career--I'm so proud and happy!

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            Carolyn Tillie

            Heather - thank you for all our lunches! Your friendship has been one of the best things to come out of Chowhounds for me. Just think of all the dinner we now have to look forward to! Thanks!

          2. You work fast. Best of luck with the new gig, Carolyn. It's cool to have a Mole Chowhound!

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            1. re: Dave Feldman
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              Carolyn Tillie

              Dave - Thanks for the encouragement! I like the idea of being "on the inside..." Perhaps I'll start telling the underbelly sides of things (oooh, do I here another "Kitchen Confidential" coming????)