TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Marriott Holiday Party Held at Matthews Home

ck-4.jpeg In an era of government bailouts, fancy office parties are out — even for Marriott, the hotel chain that owns the lavish Ritz Carlton or the Marriott Wardman Park (where Albritton held a recent holiday party as stated in an aforementioned Fishbowl item).

Instead of an opulent affair at one of its dozens of ballrooms around town, several dozen Marriott employees celebrated at the Chevy Chase home of MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews whose wife, Kathleen, is Marriott’s Executive V.P. of Global Communications & Public Affairs.

Who needs fancy hors d’oeuvres?

The Matthews’ served guests a light lunch from Fresh Start Catering, a service spun from DC Central Kitchen, the downtown soup kitchen that got its start salvaging excess food from Inauguration parties to give to the needy. Staff comprises those formerly in need of the charitable services who were trained in the DC Kitchen’s Culinary Job Training Program.

The 6’5″ cable host provided what was described as “modest entertainment” and worked the room clad in an elf hat.

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!