In 2009, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing for Creative Coverings, Kate Patay, joined the company with over 15 years experience in the catering & events industry. In her current role, Kate oversees the growth of the linen rental and sales division, as well as brand integrity. Working closely with the design team to stay ahead of fashion and décor trends has contributed to the rapid and successful growth of the company. She was an integral part of Creative Coverings receiving Emerald Green Certification in 2012, giving them the distinct honor of being the only national linen company with this coveted eco-friendly designation.
As Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Kate helps represent Creative Coverings as NACE National Secretary/Treasurer, a NACE National Business Partner and Social Media & Trend Expert. She is also a faculty lecturer for the International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas.
She has been a featured educational speaker at Catersource, Event Solutions, the NACE Experience conference, ISES Eventworld, the ARA national convention, Wedding MBA and numerous organizational meetings around the country. Recently, she was nominated as Nevada’s Saleswoman of the Year and honored as not only the Most Influential Person in Northern Nevada by the Top 100 Influencers, but as the “Person to Know” by the Reno Gazette Journal and one of the top 20 Under 40 by Special Event Magazine.
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With nearly 15 million people out of work, what unemployed workers needed was the opportunity to earn a credential quickly.
The professional, knowledgeable, and caring instructors and staff at TISOH provided for an exceptional learning experience
I have changed my life with TISOH! I am well on my way to my goal of being employed as a concierge thanks to the instructors and staff. I will be forever grateful to Debbie Brumfield for her support and encouragement of me. All of the classes were pertinent to the profession and taught in a professional and fun way.
My experience with TISOH and their top quality instructors has been exceptional. They are practicing professionals in their fields, have a genuine interest in your success and are uniquely knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and hospitality. I have been given a tremedous opportunity to meet with leaders in the profession and recommend the experience to anyone who is serious about their career.
If you are thinking of a career in the hospitality industry, TISOH is the perfect place to start. The hands-on internships and practical knowledge I received, helped me to feel prepared and confident while pursuing my career path.
In the current down economy, more Americans than ever have turned to a higher education process (career colleges) that provides them with more than an education, but also real employment possibilities
I really surpassed my goals in this class. I’ve learned much more than I even expected to. Having this knowledge will truly help me to open many doors in the industry.
You can’t help but enjoy your job when you have the ability to make someone’s visit special. Working in a hotel setting is never dull. No day is ever the same and each guest brings a different opportunity to make someone’s day.
As a part of the wedding industry, I have the opportunity to be a part of one of the most important days of a couple’s lives. Watching and helping their vision grow to fruition on their wedding day is amazing. I love that I get to teach what I love.
The Hotel Operations Certificate program is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge in front desk and hospitality operations, along with the required supervisory and communication skills to succeed in hotel operations. It is suitable for students with little or no experience, as well as for those seeking specialized knowledge for advancement to supervisory positions.
I can’t remember the last time I started a job that I was so excited about. I went into the class as a starting place for a career change and that’s exactly what it’s helped me do. So a big thanks to your staff for helping me in my new career.
As Past President of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) in Las Vegas, teaching at TISOH gives me the opportunity to impress upon the students the importance of professional development in the hospitality industry. In an industry where service is key, we must constantly challenge ourselves to make every event as special and successful as possible.
From weddings, conventions, food & beverage, human resources, risk management, tours, shows, transportation, arts and museums, nightlife and area attractions, we as concierges are the experts in the guest experience. Employees wishing to advance their careers will benefit from what TISOH has to offer. It will help to keep them ahead of their peers and, most of all, their customers.
It is important to the couples that their day run smoothly and it is my job to ensure that it does. As cliched as it may sound, I love making my couple’s dreams come true. That is what I do and that is what I teach.
I think that TISOH is a great way to meet new people, establish new relationships in the industry and, most of all, be around people who love the hospitality industry. What else could you ask for?
I’m really impressed by the passion of the students at TISOH. Enthusiasm and actively pursuing one’s true passion is halfway to succeeding in the industry.
I am thrilled to be a part of other people’s love stories and helping them to create wonderful wedding memories. Seeing a couple who I have grown close to over many months, in their moment on their wedding day, surrounded by all the things and people they love and who love them, inspires me to help other’s experience this again and again.
I'm really enjoying this class and I'm learning so much! The hands on training is wonderful and it's great that we have all the vendors teaching us as well.
I was so excited when I heard about TISOH and the courses offered. What a great way to start learning about event and meeting planning. I would recommend this course and school to anyone interested in the Hospitality Industry.
Let me assure you from someone who was sent to 50 to 100 internal and external managerial classes and workshops that this course is worthwhile and worth the money.
Armed with an arsenal of tools, and no user’s manual on how to use them, the faculty and course structure at TISOH showed me how to use those tools and apply them in a practical and useful manner that has made me confident in my career as the Events & Marketing Coordinator for Irwin Productions, Inc.! I can successfully take a client through the RFP to the event execution and know that the educational experience from TISOH helped get to where I am today. Thank you, TISOH.