Sheraton Seattle's Catering and Events Team
From intimate weddings to large galas or fundraisers, meet the Sheraton Seattle's Catering and Events team who will bring your vision to life.
Melissa Fant - Catering Sales Manager
From the first impression to the smallest detail, Melissa wants each and every event to be beautiful, inviting, and personal to the client. Superb customer service with a smile and quality work every time is Melissa’s goal. She feels a personal responsibility to make the once in a lifetime event for her couples truly special. With meticulous planning skills, she understands weddings are an emotional experience and her clients need to be truly taken care of to have the freedom to enjoy the process and breathe a sigh of relief on the day.
Melissa has worked in the Seattle wedding industry for over 9 years and brings a wide breathe of experience and knowledge with her to the Sheraton Seattle. From on-sight celebrity weddings to cultural ceremonies, she has distinguished herself as a leader in the industry with her passion for excellence, creative and inventive ideas and her attention to detail. From assisting you with creating a custom menu, to vendor selection, to décor ideas, Melissa enthusiastically shares her passion with this industry.
Born in Washington, graduated from culinary school in NYC and having worked in the culinary and event industry in NYC and San Francisco, Melissa now happily resides back in Washington State with her two daughters (Bryn & Devon), two Westies (Daisy & Poppy) and husband (Josh).
Kellie Tweddle - Account Director, Catering
Kellie joined Starwood in 2004 bringing with her over 15 years of food & beverage operations and sales experience. In the last 10 years at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel she has grown her account list exponentially and prides herself in her client relationships, knowledge of different cultures and how to make events special and memorable. Kellie topped the charts in 2008, winning the coveted Starwood Catering Salesperson of the Year award.
Anna West - Group Sales Manager
Anna has been with Starwood Hotels since June 2008. She previously handled the wedding market and other high end corporate events as a Catering Sales Manager at the Westin in Bellevue, and transitioned to the Sheraton Seattle in May 2011, as a Group Sales Manager. Anna’s current market includes setting up wedding room blocks for her clients. She enjoys working with couples and families in making sure their wedding weekend is perfect, their guests’ needs are met, and expectations are exceeded. Recently married herself, Anna understands the stress that can come along with wedding planning and strives to ensure her guests have a smooth and seamless experience at the Sheraton.
A native to Seattle, Washington, Anna received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Western Washington University. During her time at University, Anna spent three months studying abroad in Australia. Most of her time was spent in Western Australia and the Outback, focusing on travel writing and Aboriginal culture. She dreams of returning to Perth, Australia in the future.
Both in the hospitality industry, Anna and her husband Mike enjoy travelling and experiencing different hotels around the world. Anna also enjoys spending time with their puppy, Alex the labradoodle. The couple is expecting their first child, due to arrive early February 2014.