Tim Mahler, Food & Beverage general manager at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts was awarded Best Financial Turnaround for 2013 by Ovations Food Services, the exclusive catering and concessions provider at the venue. Ovations was founded in 1997 and now operates at over 135 public assembly facilities across the United States and Canada with revenues at $300 million.

After 10 years with Ovations as director of Premium Services in Oregon, Tim transferred to Bethel, NY in 2011 to take on the role of general manager of Food and Beverage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Tim oversees Ovations’ team at the facilities on-site café, during catered events, concessions for concerts upwards of 16,000 guests as well as service to VIP areas.

“The Ovations team at Bethel Woods is honored to receive Ovations’ annual award for Best Financial Turnaround,” said Tim Mahler. “We worked hard as a team – setting goals, executing them and achieving success.”

Tim targeted two areas of focus in 2013, minimizing cost and better communication. By utilizing the knowledge within Ovations’ network, Tim and his team implemented plans to minimize cost in all areas, particularly in food waste. He also called pre-shift meetings to review the culture of the event and communicate sales goals.

Bethel Woods CEO Darlene Fedun commented, “On behalf of Tim’s Bethel Woods family, we want to congratulate him on this well-deserved award. We are extremely thankful for Tim and all of Ovations’ staff that continually deliver quality to our guests.”

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