The Dallas/Plano Marriott Is Award-Winning

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

"Saying 'It's not my job' doesn't exist here," said Kimberly Carbone, senior catering sales executive at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center. Ms. Carbone also described the staff of the award-winning hotel as "like a family."

The hotel is within walking distance to over 80 shops and restaurants, as well as Bishop Park. The Woodhouse Day Spa is another attraction less than a block away. 

Consistently ranked number one out of all of the Marriott properties in Texas, the Dallas/Plano Marriott has over 30,000 square feet of rentable banquet and meeting space.

In addition, the property features a 96-seat amphitheater and an on-site audiovisual department.

Not only does the hotel offer services to businesses and professionals, the Marriott also offers wedding planning and catering services. Each Certified Wedding Planner is required to study various wedding traditions and etiquette. 

As for the catering and food services, Executive Chef Damon Simmons presides over the kitchen. With over 27 years of experience, Chef Simmons brings his unique flare to every dish, even using herbs and spices from a garden he maintains at the Marriott property.

Creating the menus for the hotel's restaurants and catering services, Chef Simmons places a strong emphasis on using organic, "farm to table" food. 

Working from a tasting room located by the hotel's kitchen, Chef Simmons makes seemingly-simple dishes such as eggs Benedict over pork loin or chicken and waffles into an unforgettable eating experience.



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