Patrick Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Event and Conference Services
Event & Conference Services

Phone: 978-232-2451
Office Location: Misselwood House
Office Number: Second Floor
Office Hours: Open door policy


HTA 110 - Service Management



2006 - Masters Degree in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude), Endicott College   
2004 - Bachelor Degree in Hotel and Tourism Administration (Summa Cum Laude), Endicott College
2002 - Diploma in Swiss Hotel Management (Summa Cum Laude), Swiss Hotel Management School Les Roches, Spain
2000 - Certificate in Spanish Language, Debla Language Institute, Malaga, Spain
1999 - Bachelor Degree in Business Studies option Marketing, Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen, Belgium



Current employer (Endicott College):

Director of Operations (2006 to date)          

  • Managing the day to day operations for the Events & Conference Services department
  • Overseeing design and construction of new kitchen and restaurant facilities
  • Assist in planning , budgeting and forecasting revenue and expense stream
  • Coordinating events, weddings and residential groups
  •  Restaurant Manager And lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Administration (2006 to date)

  • Service Management HTM110
  • Senior Internship HTM480
  • Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Administration (2003-2006)

  • Event Management
  • Concepts of Food & Beverage
  • Events and Conference Services Assistant (2003-2006)

  • On-site coordinator for summer resident groups of up to 500 people
  • Managing a team of students, assigning tasks and training of bar staff
  • Function Manager for weddings, social and residential groups

    Other related experience:

    Four Seasons Canary Warf, London (5 star, 142 rooms)

    Housekeeping Supervisor (July-Jan 2002)

  • Floor supervisor, in charge of two to four floors and their guest room attendants.
  • Special projects, scheduling and
  • Commis and Garde Manger (July-jan 2001)  

  • Stationed at the main course section of the Italian Quadrato fine dining restaurant
  • Worked in various high volume banquet operations          
  • Appointed to Four Seasons Park Lane to assist in Garde Manger Section
  • Banqueting headwaiter
  • Porterhouse Grill, Belgium (200 seats)

  • Six years of extensive kitchen and back of the house experience (1995-1999)
  • Took up various positions, including Head Chef, Sous Chef and Commis.
  • Creating new menu’s, organizing the kitchen brigade
  • Training of new kitchen staff and implementing quality standards


    Biographical Profile

    Patrick Cornelissen started his hospitality career at various restaurants in his home country of Belgium. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Business Studies and Marketing from the Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen in Turnhout - Belgium, yet his passion for traveling moved him to Spain, where he studied at the Swiss Hotel Management School of Les Roches, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

    After working for the Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, London in various departments, he accepted a position as Assistant Teacher for the School of Hospitality at Endicott College. During this time he completed, Summa Cum Laude, his second Bachelors of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Administration and earned his Masters in Business Administration.

    He is a member of The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE). Patrick Cornelissen speaks five languages and is currently employed as Director of Operations for the Event & Conference Services Department, and is the Restaurant Manager for La Chanterelle, the non-traditional classroom, where he teaches Service Management and other related courses at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Administration.

    On apersonal level, he has traveled to over a dozen countries, inlcuding: Belgium, France, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Israel, Cyprus, Mexico, Egypt, Tunesia, Bahama's, USA...