Megan Royal, Assistant Director of Operations
We proudly welcome Megan Royal to our Culinary Concepts family. Megan is a creative spirit and adventurer at heart. She brings an unparalleled blend of experience, education and personality to our team, where she demonstrates her ability balance discipline, structure and imagination in everything she does.
Megan has a passion to succeed in all she pursues. At 18 years of age, Megan left her small home town in Michigan and struck out for the big city experience of Chicago for 6 years. While earning her BA in Graphic & Fashion Design at the Chicago Institute of Art, Megan worked as part of the Waldorf Astoria Events Team. It was at the Waldorf Astoria where she discovered her passion for fine dining etiquette and superb customer service. She has served celebrities, athletes and leaders from all over the world including former Presidents of the U.S.
Megan’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry continued after she made the move to America’s Finest City. Here in San Diego she worked for the RMD group as Restaurant Manager for Rustic Root where she planned and executed the restaurant opening in the Gaslamp. Rustic Root remains to be an award winning staple in the downtown San Diego nightlife. Most recently Megan served as the Sales & Events Director at The Whisky House, where she designed, planned and executed events from start to finish. She also created a monthly Whiskey Club since they offered over 2,300 whiskies from all over the world.
Fun Facts about Megan;
- Extensive knowledge of cocktails & craft beers
- Passion for Fashion Scholarship Recipient
- Has a natural talent for playing classical piano
- Loves to cook
- Loves to paddleboard