Maite Eceiza Named Director of Guest Relations at Rocky Top Hospitality

Raleigh, NC, June 20, 2009 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, ( has announced that Maite Eceiza has been named director of guest relations. In this position, Eceiza will oversee the strategic development of training programs, coaching and mentoring for upper level management to enhance guest service. She will also contribute to the catering and event planning service for events at the catering company and catering facility. Eceiza has more than eight years of experience with Rocky Top Hospitality, most recently serving as the director of operations. She is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and currently serves on the board.

“We are excited Maite is our new director of guest relations of Rocky Top Hospitality,” said Ogan. “Maite’s experience and talent make her a perfect fit for this position.”

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when its first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name and include The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, The Red Room Tapas Lounge, Bogart’s American Grill, Hi5, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, as well as 1705 Prime Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. Rocky Top Hospitality always builds restaurants from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you cannot find anywhere else. For more information visit the Web site at

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