Sodexo live! Appoints Mitchell Doren as general manager of rum room & venu

MIAMI BEACH, FL (December 19, 2022) – Rum Room and Venu, Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)’s new restaurant and event space – jointly managed and operated by hospitality partner Sodexo Live! and leading full-service venue management company OVG360 – are pleased to announce the appointment of Sodexo Live!’s Mitchell Doren as General Manager. Doren brings over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, with a proven track record of increasing revenue and profits through innovation and guest satisfaction. 

As General Manager, Doren will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Rum Room's operations, including menu engineering and development, developing relationships with vendors and partners, and implementing programs to drive growth and success. He will also be instrumental in training and promoting talent within the team. 

"Mitchell is a highly-skilled member of the Sodexo Live! team, and we’re thrilled to have him on board for the anticipated opening of Rum Room and Venu," said Danny Medina, Regional Vice President, Sodexo Live!. "His experience and expertise in the food and beverage industry, combined with his passion for guest services, make him the perfect fit to lead the team and ensure Rum Room and Venu is a success from the start." Doren is a certified Sommelier and has a depth of knowledge in multi-unit, high-volume hospitality management, licensing and branding, and developing and executing special events. He is also proficient in the use of the latest technologies and analytics systems. "I’m thrilled to join the Rum Room and bring a unique new dining experience, alongside a group of visionary culinarians, to this historic building," said Doren. "I look forward to introducing Rum Room to the vibrant Miami culinary scene and creating an unforgettable dining experience for our guests."

*** Coming soon in January 2023***