Director of Catering, Waldorf Astoria Chicago
An industry veteran with more than 16 years of experience, Jillian Stevens joined Waldorf Astoria Chicago as director of catering in February 2016. She leads all of the hotel’s catering initiatives, including weddings and events. This role is Stevens’ second tenure with Hilton Worldwide – she most recently served as senior catering manager and wedding specialist at Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida, where she was instrumental in elevating the resort’s celebrated wedding offerings. Prior to that, she held various high-level catering positions in Massachusetts with Westin Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, and ARAMAK at Boston University, where she continually exceeded sales goals, implementing innovative ways to increase profitability and demonstrating exceptional service.