Stephanie Carre, General Manager
Washington, D.C., native, Stephanie Carre, got her start in the restaurant industry early – as a high school student she progressed through jobs at several fast-paced, high volume restaurants, before setting her sights on the world of fine dining. By the time she arrived at the Occidental Grill & Seafood, she knew beyond a doubt that Food & Beverage was her calling, where hard work and attention to detail is balanced with pure enjoyment.
Frankie Jones, Bar Manager & Mixologist
Crafter of Cocktails Franklin M. Jones is a native Washingtonian, born in South East D.C. His road to the world of Mixology started at The U.S. Department of State. Having attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design as a Photojournalism major he landed a job as Assistant Photographer to the Secretary of State in 2002. After a few years of government photography, he realized it was a bit of the stretch from the fine arts photography he had done while attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts for High school. Lunch breaks spent sitting at the bar inside Kinkead’s led him to thoughts of bartending. So, he packed up his desk and started bartending school.
Bethany Sterling, Director of Sales & Events
Bethany Sterling is a fifteen year veteran of the restaurant industry with nearly a decade in private dining and events management. As Director of Sales and Events for Occidental, Bethany oversees the sales and banquet teams, which execute all private dining events at the restaurant. Her approach to events and fine dining is all about guest satisfaction and a top-notch experience. With careful attention to detail and a focus on designing special occasions, whether for social gatherings or corporate functions, Bethany collaborates with the service and chef teams to personalize each experience.