RHI Team

The Team

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Mark Steele

Mark Steele, the school founder and primary educator, is a Las Vegas native and fourth generation restaurateur. Mark has been living restaurants and hospitality for his entire professional career. He has trained and coached thousands of restaurant professionals over the past decade; conducted trainings for many successful and diverse restaurants in the capital of hospitality, Las Vegas.
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Domintcia Patterson

School Director
Domintcia Patterson graduated from the Culinary Arts program at Long Beach City College and served as a board member of the International Food Service Executives Association. Leveraging an accounting background with experience in the restaurant and education industries, she will serve as Administrator for the Restaurant Hospitality Institute. Highly organized and efficient, her strong business acumen has taken her throughout a diverse range of industries from logistics and property management to assisting directors, deans and CEO’s.
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Cara Huey

Business Development
Cara Huey started with Caesars Entertainment in 2001 as a financial analyst. She since worked around the country in many gaming markets (Chicago, Atlantic City Market, St. Louis, and Las Vegas) serving in different analytical positions.
In her current role as VP of Corporate Finance, Cara is responsible for overseeing the companywide budgeting process, corporate expense management, procurement analytics, reviewing financial performance with the SMT leaders, as well as licensing and M&A evaluations.
Prior to joining the Empire, she attended Loyola University New Orleans and the University of Chicago, GSB (now Booth). She also serves on the Board of Directors at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.