Love having our event on the Berkeley, such a pretty venue and the staff are just wonderful to work with. The set up for a silent auction is so well figured out, and Jim Davis is really knowledgeable about how to arrange things. The catering staff are really professional, and we got great value for our money with the food. Everyone is really dedicated to making the event a success.Thank you Susan!Fair winds,
This kicks off our new series of posts to help you get to know our Event Venues team here at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
First up is Jon Hall (center of photo)! Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Jon has been a San Diegan since 1950! This year he and his wife, Lucy, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Jon has been at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for seven years now and runs the Beverage Department in addition to assisting in the Event Venues Department.
When asked about one of his favorite memories here at the Museum Jon said, “My favorite was catering on the Star of India when it sailed. It’s a 150 year old ship that sails with no motor and has sailed around the world 21 times.” Now that is impressive!
Jon has also been the Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Town & Country, Vacation Village, Hacienda Hotel, and Holiday Inn Las Vegas. He enjoys hanging out with his grandchildren and has a collection of 10,000 football programs and magazines.
We are so happy to have Jon as a part of our team. If you host an event with us, you’ll probably see his smiling face behind the bar. Make sure to say hello!