Trader Vic’s Names New VP of Operations in Time for Monumental Company Moment

Trader Vic’s Names New VP of Operations in Time for Monumental Company MomentToday, Trader Vic’s announces the appointment of Raquel A. Rodriguez as Vice President of Operations. This new position marks Raquel’s continued growth within the company, bringing over 16 years of restaurant and hospitality experience to the brand’s growing portfolio. In her new role, Raquel will be working closely with the CEO to assist with company growth and to further develop Trader Vic’s brand identity.

Raquel’s work and development with Trader Vic’s Worldwide over the last 10 years makes her an ideal candidate for this role,” said Rhett Rosen, CEO. “Her experience coupled with a passion for the hospitality industry is evident in every position she has held. We are not only confident, but further motivated by Raquel’s energy as we continue the resurgence of the Trader Vic’s brand.”

In addition to her focus on company growth, Raquel will oversee property management, new brand development and help identify strategic partnerships. Raquel will also be tasked with on-site property visits to Trader Vic’s 19 restaurants worldwide, ensuring brand consistency while celebrating a sense of place in each unique location.

Starting as a lead server at Trader Vic’s Los Angeles in 2009, Raquel quickly rose through the ranks, holding positions as Assistant Manager, Corporate Training & Service Manager and most recently, Director of Food & Beverage.

Originally from California, Raquel is a graduate of Boston University where she earned her degree in Hospitality Administration.

About Trader Vic’s
With 19 locations, globally in the United States, Middle East and Asia, Trader Vic’s Worldwide is known for its authentic, island ambiance and world-famous Tiki cocktails. Home of the Original Mai Tai®, created in 1944 by Victor “The Trader” Bergeron, the legendary cocktail has become the most replicated tropical drink of all time. Offering innovative Asian fusion cuisine set in a tropical paradise, Trader Vic’s is a can’t-miss destination whether visiting for happy hour, brunch, a leisurely supper, or any other occasion. Visit for more information, and connect with Trader Vic’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.