Dining Services Program Manager
U.S. Navy Regional Southwest
Hammel helped shape the food and beverage operations of major hotels including Marriott, Hyatt, Playboy and Radisson. He developed food and beverage operations for Disneyland’s California Adventure and was responsible for retail quality assurance for Starbucks Coffee. Hammel heads a US Navy operation of 40 retail foodservice facilities serving 16,000 meals daily. Additionally, more than 900,000 meals are served to active duty military in 11 Navy five-star rated galley operations also under his leadership. Hammel has developed quick foodservice branch operations such as Take Five Coffee Bistros, Kingpin Cafes and Flightline Cafes. Hammel also established the only Navy MWR-operated Starbucks licensed stores on three bases.