Member Spotlight: Danielle Neufeld, Ruth’s Chris

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Danielle Neufeld - Ruth's Chris

About Danielle:

Danielle Neufeld brings two decades of restaurant experience to her roles as General Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Calgary and Operations Manager of Gather Catering Ltd.

Starting as a busser and dishwasher at age 14, her journey includes her becoming a certified sommelier in 2014, and receiving her Diploma in Wine in 2015. Notably, she achieved a top 3 spot in the Calgary’s Young Sommelier competition in 2019.

Danielle has played pivotal roles in various Calgary dining establishments, including Rouge Restaurant, La Chaumiere, and Kensington Riverside Inn. Her resilience and strategic acumen were evidenced during the challenging times of COVID-19 while managing UNA’s 17th Avenue location during the pandemic, she and her team achieved notable business growth. Beyond work, Danielle is a mother of three young children and advocates for leadership, sustainability, and inclusivity in the hospitality industry. In essence, she embodies hospitality, blending expertise with empathy and a relentless drive for excellence.

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