Meet Nam Tran, a skilled and passionate Culinary and Beverage Expert with over two decades of experience in the hotel industry. With an educational background in nutrition and business administration, as well as extensive experience in culinary arts, Nam is a seasoned leader with a sharp sense of financial management, creativity, food and beverage trends, and team motivation. He is at the forefront of bringing Secco restaurant to life, where his innovative restaurant concept and creative beverage program are sure to impress.
As a successful Director of Food and Beverage, Nam has a proven track record of designing and branding new programs that increase sales and enhance guest satisfaction. Notably, he transformed a 40-seat restaurant into a 180-seat establishment at Hilton San Jose, with an elevated food and beverage menu that drove significant revenue growth. Nam’s demonstrated expertise in culinary promotion, marketing, branding, F&B concept, and brand standards has been instrumental in maintaining the hotel’s reputation as a leading hospitality provider.
Nam believes in fostering a positive work environment and nurturing a skilled and dedicated team to achieve exceptional customer service, which he considers the key to a successful restaurant.
Jacquelyn Chac is a dynamic and driven manager with extensive experience in the hospitality industry. Recently, she strategically shifted her career towards the food and beverage side of the industry, and has since achieved tremendous success in her new role at Secco restaurant. In particular, Jacquelyn played a pivotal role in transforming and launching Secco restaurant, where she collaborated with the F&B Director to create a unique and compelling beverage program, and trained the staff to deliver exceptional service to every guest.
A graduate of San Jose State University’s esteemed Hospitality program, Jacquelyn has held various roles in the industry, consistently delivering unforgettable guest experiences. As a Banquet Sales Manager at Maggiano’s in Santana Row, San Jose, she effectively expanded her client base through targeted prospecting and cold calls. Additionally, as the Director of Sales and Marketing at San Jose Country Club, Jacquelyn was instrumental in doubling the banquet revenue from $540K to $1 million, while also securing cost-saving deals with local vendors and enhancing the overall event experience.
Jacquelyn’s passion for the industry is evident in her willingness to go above and beyond to ensure every detail of an event is perfect. Her unwavering commitment to her clients and guests is unmatched, and we are thrilled to have her as a valuable member of Secco’s restaurant team.