Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SMG-Tulsa Announces 2011 Employee of the Year

Devin Levine, Executive Chef for BOK Center and Tulsa Convention Center has been named SMG-Tulsa’s Employee of the Year 2011. Levine has been with SMG-Tulsa since July 2010 and has been instrumental in the revision of menus in both buildings and established the off-site catering business for SAVOR…Tulsa, the food & beverage division of SMG. 

Chef Levine is a native Tulsan who began his career more than 40 years ago in the kitchen at Camelot Inn. As a self-taught local chef, Chef Levine was one of the first graduates of ACFEI (American Culinary Federation Educational Institute) in the Midwest, and became a Certified Executive Chef in 1990.

Tulsa Convention Center Assistant General Manager Janet Rockefeller praised Levine’s work, “When Chef Levine joined our team I knew the transformation of the Tulsa Convention Center was complete.  His contributions have elevated the convention center catering to a level beyond compare.”

The Employee of the Year was chosen from a pool of outstanding employees who had received individual recognition as Employee of the Month throughout 2011. A committee headed by the HR Manager and including representatives from both buildings and all departments chooses the staff member from anonymous nominations. Any full-time staff member can nominate or be chosen for these awards. Levine was chosen as Employee of the Month in December 2011 for his contributions to the busiest holiday season at the convention center and taking time to build gingerbread houses with children at Winterfest.