Renee Gordon came to CEO Chef at the turn of the millennium from her extensive background in corporate catering, high end gift basket development for the entertainment industry and specialized event planning. Her original responsibilities with CEO Chef was as our in-house hotel coordinator and event planner and has expanded her role as President of CEO Chef in charge of operations and client relations. She especially enjoys helping clients find the right facility to host their meeting, conference or retreat and help them set the tone so our clients experience the maximum benefit of their time together. Her international flair is originally reflected from her upbringing in both Hawaii, Los Angeles and New York as well as her extensive travel in Europe, China and Japan. This varied background has benefited her CEO Chef clients, whose attendees come from all corners of the globe. So her understanding of their backgrounds and culture has contributed to the success of their meetings and conferences. She is a graduate of the Cordon Bleu School of Cooking in Paris, Otis Parsons College of Design in New York, Business and Real Estate School in Los Angeles as well as a graduate of CEO Chef's corporate train-the-trainer program. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area accompanied by her many animal friends, 58 birds, hundreds of tropical fish and Koi, a 5-pound toy poodle named Jean-Luc and a 110-pound Russian Wolf Hound who answers to "Lord Bentley."