Four Seasons Hotel Houston announces the addition of Astrid Calderon as Catering and Private Dining Rooms Manager for Quattro, the Hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Calderon is a real-life “Eloise,” having grown up in a hotel. She was born in Belgium but moved to Houston when very young, and lived in a small hotel owned by her family in Houston’s Texas Medical Center area. “It was very exciting, and I got to meet people from all over the world,” says Calderon, who speaks Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese as well as English. “We were always planning parties, barbecues and other events for the guests, and my brother and I would put on magic shows to entertain them. It wasn’t the typical childhood!”
At age 12, Calderon moved with her parents and brother to a home in Bellaire, where she eventually attended and graduated from Bellaire High School. She received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton School, and started her own corporate and special events company. She joined the team at Four Seasons as a Sales and Catering Coordinator in August 2011.
As Catering and Private Dining Rooms Manager, Calderon will work with guests to plan the perfect event in the restaurant or one of four private dining rooms. “All of my life experiences, from growing up in a hotel and planning events with my family to my university degree and work at many internships, will be put to good use in my new position,” says Calderon. “I love working with guests and the kitchen team and getting to use my creative side.”
Calderon is a Member of NACE, and in her free time she volunteers for Special Olympics and is also a triathlon enthusiast – she has completed 10 triathlons so far.
She has a lot of fun and creative ideas to make events far from unusual. Guests who book an event this summer and choose from one of Quattro’s signature cocktails receive a complimentary antipasto selection.