Meet the Team Monday

2120f60A few weeks ago you met our Executive Chef, Anthony De La Rosa.   Today, meet our Banquet Chef, Melissa Rose!  Melissa works with Chef De La Rosa to create our delicious banquet menus, and ensures each and every detail of your menu is executed flawlessly!

Melissa earned a degree in Business Administration from DePaul University and then went on to receive her 2nd degree in Culinary Arts from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago – Le Cordon Bleu.  Melissa began her culinary career as a Pastry Chef at the May Street Market before joining the Hyatt family in June of 2008 as a Sous Chef in our Restaurants.  In August of 2010, she was promoted to Chef Garde Manger, which to the lay person, is the Chef who oversees all cold food production.  It didn’t take long before Melissa was promoted again to be Chef De La Rosa’s right hand as Banquet Chef in January 2012.

Though she has worked in all areas of our kitchen, pastries remain her first love and always her passion.  The staff here at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place always loves tasting her treats and desserts!  She is often sought after to provide her treats as prizes or motivation to employees in other departments of the hotel.

Until recently, Chef Melissa spent most of her free time planning her wedding!  But, now she is a newlywed fresh from her honeymoon and enjoying the married life. 

If you would like to work with one of our Catering Managers and Chef Melissa Rose to plan your perfect event with Hyatt, please give us a call at 312.528.4050, and be sure to mention that you saw this post!

You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234


angela-tomazin Meet the heart of our Front Office team, Angela Tomazin!  As Front Office Manager, Angela oversees the front desk associates, bell staff, door staff, as well as our concierge.

Angela began her career with Hyatt as a Gallery Host at the Hyatt Place Warrenville/Naperville, IL where she was soon promoted to Lead Gallery Host all while earning a degree in Hospitality Administration and Management from Kendall College.  Angela came to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in July 2011 as a Roving Manager working shifts primarily in Housekeeping and Reservations/PBX.  In May of 2012, Angela stopped roving and moved to the front desk as Assistant Front Office Manager.  Beginning in Dec of that same year, Angela took over the duties of the Front Office Manager during our hotel renovation, which included relocating the front desk several times as each area of the lobby was completed.  In May, her team was very excited when her title as Front Office Manager became official.

Customer service is Angela’s #1 goal, and her team uses a hands-on approach with heavy management presence in the lobby interacting with our guests to ensure a great experience!   In her free time, Angela enjoys kick boxing and attending sporting events around the city of Chicago.

If Angela or her team can be of any service, please don’t hesitate to contact them at 312.567.1234

You’re more than welcome at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616; +1 312 567 1234