Today we meet new Dame, Alison Ricketts! She is a Convention Sales Manager for Destination DC, the convention bureau for Washington DC. As a 7 year hospitality industry professional with a deep passion for food and the DC restaurant scene, we found out that it was her effusive personality that has led to her success!
My favorite part about being a DC Dame is:
It has been absolutely incredible to be in the presence of so many successful, talented and personable women in a field that
My favorite DC restaurant is:
That is such a difficult question! My hot list changes all the time so I really can’t say that I have a favorite. But, I am always inspired by a visit to Union Market and a new restaurant, Masseria, that has popped up in the warehouse district of that area is pretty spectacular. Some of my other go-to’s are Lupe Verde on 14th Street, Maketto and Toki Underground on H St. NE, Little Serow on 17th… I told you this was a tough one!
The best thing I learned on my very first job was:
My first job was making smoothies and fresh juices at a gym near my home in suburban Philadelphia. It was there that I realized that my outgoing personality was what made me successful and what made my customers happy. I knew then that I wanted a job in the hospitality world.
The most pressing food issue facing the world today is:
Climate change. The United States and international community need to respond with urgency to address the causes driving global climate change and the stressors that it is already placing on world food and water supplies.
If I was a condiment I'd be:
Chinese red chili sauce. It adds the perfect amount of spice to everything it comes into contact with! And, I absolutely love it.
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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