Mishel LeDoux is the Director of Hospitality and Restaurant Management.

Mishel LeDoux

Director, Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Faculty

Biography

Mishel LeDoux brings over a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry and delivering exceptional service at fine dining restaurants across California. Upon studying at San José State University, LeDoux began her career in hospitality public relations, opening and branding restaurants in Northern California, before becoming the Special Events Manager and Publicist for Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Palo Alto. In 2005, she moved to Southern California to serve as the General Manager of Wolfgang Puck Grand Café in Orange, and later worked for eight years as the General Manager of Wolfgang Puck’s Michelin-starred restaurant CUT at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. After her time with Wolfgang Puck, she served as the General Manager of The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. Under the leadership of two renowned chefs, LeDoux learned the dynamics of delivering the highest level of service, while instilling in guests a desire to consistently return to the restaurant. She carries through this philosophy at all times, teaching staff to create memorable moments for each guest and understanding every aspect of the restaurant. As the General Manager, she knows how to take care of each guest, immediately setting them at ease with her warm personality. “I strive daily to ensure each guest feels special and at home, whether for a business lunch or family dinner,” says LeDoux. “That sense of comfort sets the tone for their overall dining experience, and we pride ourselves on service that’s attentive and complements each restaurant's beautiful ambiance and incredible cuisine.” A native of California, LeDoux lives in Santa Monica and enjoys bike riding along the coast.

Awards and Honors

  • One Michelin Star" CUT by Wolfgang Puck 2008
  • One Michelin Star" CUT by Wolfgang Puck 2009
  • James Beard Award nominee, Best New Restaurant 2007

Work History

  • LEDOUX LLC Hospitality Consulting 2015 - 2018
  • General Manager, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, SLS Hotel 2014 - 2015
  • General Manager, CUT & sidebar by Wolfgang Puck, Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel 2006 - 2014

Specialities/Areas of Interest

  • Hospitality
  • Front Desk Management
  • P&L Analysis
  • Private & Special Event Organzation
  • Staff Training & Guest Relations

Courses Taught

  • Restaurant Management

Affiliations & Memberships

  • National Restaurant Association, USA