Director of Operations of Simon Hospitality Group
Born and raised in Cleveland, Erik Schloss has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and currently serves as director of operations at Simon Hospitality Group. Schloss first got his start in the restaurant business, working in the fast casual industry at the early age of 13, and since then his passion for people has grown.
In 2001, Schloss set his sights for Las Vegas and attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he received his degree in Hotel Administration. Upon graduating, he quickly worked his way up from catering coordinator to beverage manager at the Westin Casuarina, where he worked for three years. In 2009, Schloss continued to develop his management skills as food and beverage operations supervisor at the Sun Coast Hotel and Casino. From there, Schloss went on to work at various Las Vegas properties such as ARIA Hotel Casino and Resort as the assistant beverage manager in 2009, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino as the beverage manager in 2011, and most recently General Manager Simon Restaurant and Lounge, and Palms Place Pool.
After working with Chef Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell at Palms Place, Schloss was invited to join the Simon Hospitality Group as director of operations in 2015. Schloss currently oversees the Carson Kitchen and Standard & Pour management teams, day-to-day operations, and collaborates to create educational and strategic programs, policies, and procedures.
Schloss is passionate about Simon Hospitality Groupís consulting practice, which works closely with clients to use the companyís holistic vision and high-standards to help great businesses thrive. He is skilled at finding the balance between strategy and vision and knows the value of creativity and ingenuity to the bottom-line.
Outside of the restaurant, Schloss can be found spending time with his girlfriend and dog. They enjoy going to see concerts, hiking, and different types of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, skiing. In addition, he is actively involved with donating his time planning events with community driven organizations.