Lisa Flores has been an integral part of the success of the Columbus Hospitality Group for over 17 years.A Texas native, Lisa moved to Boston to attend Boston University where she graduated with a Bachelorof Science in Business Management and a concentration in International Management. She was hired asa hostess at Mistral in June 2001, and was soon promoted to Reservations Manager in 2003 afterimpressing General Manager Mark D’Alessandro and Chef/Owner Jamie Mammano with her dedicationto hospitality.
In 2004, Lisa was promoted again to Special Events Manager for Mistral’s private dining room, le Salondu Mistral. As Events Manager, she planned and executed all private events as well as full restaurantbuyouts. Her commitment to consistency and her ability to make guests feel at home has enabled her toproduce successful events for Mistral’s clientele for many years. In 2008, Lisa was promoted to Directorof Sales and Marketing, and spearheaded marketing campaigns for the opening of all additionalproperties in the Columbus Hospitality Group. Today, this includes Mistral, Teatro, Sorellina, Mooo,L’Andana and Ostra restaurants as well as the Inn at St. Botolph and XV Beacon Hotel. She continues toplan private events and restaurant buyouts for Mistral, Ostra, Teatro and Sorellina while managing allmarketing campaigns, media relations, and branding for CHG.
Recognizing the need for a more formal network for event planners within the restaurant industry, Lisafounded the Society for Event Planners: Restaurant Venues (SERV) in 2016. SERV is an organization ofprivate event managers that hosts quarterly panel discussions focusing on topics such as the value ofprivate events in the restaurant’s bottom line, hospitality marketing, public relations and more. Itquickly caught the attention of dozens of top restaurateurs and planners in and around Boston, as wellas publications such as The Boston Globe and Boston Common Magazine. SERV aims to provide anetwork for people in the industry to learn from each other and grow their businesses, and Lisa hopes tocontinue its success in the years to come.