Joanie Sams

Joanie Sams

Director of Catering at Townsend Hotel

Greater Detroit Area

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Joanie Sams's Overview


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Joanie Sams' Summary

Joanie Sams has over thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry. Sams has earned a reputation for creating exquisite settings for the banquets and special events the hotel has hosted, while nurturing The Townsend Hotel's position as one of the most prestigious locations for a special event in Michigan.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, with many steps in her career incorporating hospitality, she has called The Townsend Hotel home for more than 20 years.


Special events, weddings, non-profit, Food and Beverage operations, budget and forecasting, standard operations procedures implementation and training.

Joanie Sams' Experience

Director of Catering

Townsend Hotel

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Hospitality industry

March 1992Present (22 years 7 months)

Joanie Sams' Skills & Expertise

  1. Food & Beverage
  2. Weddings
  3. Event Management
  4. Non-profits
  5. Hospitality Industry
  6. Hotels
  7. Hospitality
  8. Banquets
  9. Catering
  10. Hospitality Management
  11. Food
  12. Event Planning
  13. Menu Development
  14. Fine Dining
  15. Culinary Skills
  16. Meeting Planning
  17. Convention Services
  18. Restaurants
  19. Nonprofits
  20. Resorts
  21. Corporate Events
  22. Wine
  23. Budgets
  24. Recipes
  25. Wedding Planning
  26. Parties
  27. Hotel Management
  28. Restaurant Management
  29. Customer Satisfaction
  30. Training
  31. Revenue Analysis
  32. Pre-opening
  33. Team Building
  34. Guest Service Management
  35. Sales

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Joanie Sams' Additional Information


Gardening, spending time with family and friends.

Groups and Associations:

Member of MSAE- Michigan Former member of NACE Volunteer- for Variety, the Children Charity Volunteer- for Carehouse

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