Julie Albert

Ms. Albert, with twelve years of successful event and marketing experience, began directly out of college with the desire to pursue a career in advertising. After a brief stint in LA, working for a larger company as a Media Buyer, she decided to move back to her hometown of Potomac, Maryland. She sought a job in the event planning field; not sure exactly where she'd end up. While quickly finding out that wasn't the easiest task at 24 years of age, she soon landed a job with Strike LLC, in Bethesda, MD. She started out planning over 40 children's birthday parties per week; she quickly moved up. Soon she find herself working on much larger events building her corporate clientele, as well as an event planning skill set improving with the planning of numerous Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other larger events. After three years with Strike she decided to make a move forward to DC restaurant scene.

After a brief, but invaluable time working with Chef Geoff Tracey, she landed a position with Chef Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel's in mid-2003. She started by building a very strong clientele working with Wiedmaier's team to ensure client satisfaction and return. By 2007 Chef Wiedmaier's Brasserie Beck was on the verge of opening and he added Ms. Albert as part of the opening Management Team. Since then, she has been managing the Events & Marketing for Wiedmaier's restaurant group and acts as a liaison between the group and various charity organizations; including the White House Let's Move! Initiative, St.Judes and the American Cancer Society.

Ms. Albert was also nominated in 2011 and 2012 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington as "Employee of the Year" and currently serves on the board of Nourish Now, a charity working to alleviate hunger in the DC area. In 2012 Ms. Albert was made a partner in Chef Wiedmaier's newest location Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda, Maryland, where she's placed the management team and will run their catering program. Continuing to build the sales and clientele for Wiedmaier she is often with his team at charity events, fundraisers and other events in and around DC. Together with her colleagues she is responsible for business strategy and company performance. Ms. Albert's passion for excellence is evidenced in her hands-on management of her events and she is considered one of the driving forces behind the company's commitment to client service with an already award winning background.