Giovanna Paolella, a graduate of Stockton University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism. In 2012, she began her career at Revel Hotel and Casino. Although it closed a few short years later, it didn’t discourage her drive, but actually strengthened her pursuit and passion for the hospitality industry. After graduating college, Giovanna became the Manager of American Cut Steakhouse at ocean Casino Resort. She was able really elevate the dining experience that they had to offer and take it to the next level. She created, what became one of the most well known Happy Hours in Atlantic City, “The Cut Hour”. Next, she created a signature cocktail, the “Smoked Old fashioned", and flamed it table side for every guests that ordered it. She also initiated table side Flambé of the Porterhouse and Tomahawk steak, which was the only restaurant in Atlantic City to do so and really gave the guest the ultimate experience. In 2019, Giovanna was recognized by the Atlantic City Junior Chamber and selected for the Top 40 Under 40 award. This award honors the 40 most auspicious and prominent professionals under the age of 40. In 2019, a new opportunity arose from Carmine’s Italian Restaurant , one of the 100 top-grossing independent restaurants in America. As she began her new journey with this company, she spent some time in NYC really understanding how the operation is ran. Giovanna worked in Carmines Atlantic City, located at the Quarter in Tropicana. This restaurant has been there for 15 years and is still till this day the busiest restaurant in Atlantic City. Before Covid-19, Giovanna was transferred to Carmine’s in Las Vegas at the Caesar’s Forum Shops. Now that she lives in the MECCA of hospitality, with hard work and dedication she aspires to be the Vice President of Food and Beverage one day and is looking forward to taking her career to the next level in Las Vegas.