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Tao Group Hospitality prides itself on not only employing world-in-class talent but fosters a work environment that promotes growth for both individuals and teams.  We are proud of the tenure of our team members and the many opportunities they have earned throughout their time with us, here are a few of their stories…

Jessica Pribanic

Model Cocktail Server
Wet Republic, Las Vegas

Jessica has been creating remarkable experiences at Wet Republic since 2012. Jessica brings the party to life for her guests with her Wet Republic family each and every weekend making memories they will never forget.

Monique Robertson

Pastry Cook/Prep
Beauty & Essex, New York City

Monique began her career in 2016 as a Dishwasher at Stanton Social, due to her exemplary worth ethic when a pastry position opened up she was able to transition to that role and has been creating beautiful pastries ever since.

Keema Haynes

General Manager
Beauty & Essex, Los Angeles

Keema began her journey with Tao Group Hospitality in 2012 as a server, upon taking some time off to explore a new city Keema returned to Tao Group Hospitality and what she considered home quickly rising through the ranks to become General Manager.

Zoe Doering

Manager of Office Relations
Corporate Office, New York City

Zoe began with Tao Group Hospitality in 2017 as an office coordinator, she has jumped into multiple roles wherever and whenever needed including spearheading vaccination appointments for 350 employees during COVID as well as working on the floor of TAO restaurant to help fill in.

Patrick Prudent

Director of Guest Relations
Corporate Office, Las Vegas

Patrick’s long and impressive career began in 2010 as a server at Beauty & Essex, NY.  He was quickly promoted to Lead Server and then Manager. His successes continued to grow becoming an Operations Manager bringing him to LA and working his way to General Manager of LAVO Ristorante. He’s most recently been promoted to Director of Guest Relations for Corporate in Las Vegas.

Richard Fleming

Senior Nightlife Manager
New York City

Richard began with Tao Group Hospitality in 2003 as a bus boy and through hard work and dedication now oversees all nightlife management for TAO Nightclub, Marquee Nightclub, and LAVO in New York.

20 Years of Michelin

Hakkasan Hanway place has achieved 20 years of receiving their Michelin Star. In 2001, the first Hakkasan restaurant opened in London’s Fitzrovia down an unassuming street named Hanway Place. Behind its doors was what was going to be one of the most defining, exciting, and innovative Chinese restaurants in London’s culinary scene.

Celebrating International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hakkasan has created a new cocktail, Golden Nectar, in collaboration with the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Five amazing women from our Tao Group Hospitality UK team are at the forefront of this cocktail, combining the expertise of Wendy Hopkins, Head of Bar; Gessica Orofino, Bartender; Alessia Mandolini, Head Sommelier; Pastry Chef, Christina De Leo; and General Manager, Pauline Dubord.

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