Andrea McPeak is the General Manager of Lotus Hotels’ Vacaville Courtyard by Marriott. Andrea has been part of the hotel’s management team since it’s opening in 1996 also leading the Food and Beverage and Sales teams. Andrea is involved in local tourism and destination marketing and serves on the Board of Director’s for Visit Vacaville. Prior to her time at the Courtyard, Andrea ran the Test Kitchen for Vacaville’s world famous Nut Tree and Coffee Tree restaurants where she developed the menus and recipes for both restaurants, their bakeshop and candy kitchen. During her time at the Nut Tree, she had the honor of personally cooking for many distinguished guests including the Queen of England and Julia Child. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Through Cal Poly, Andrea had a student internship with Food Concepts, a Bay Area food advertising firm, where she learned recipe development and food styling which led to her career in food service and the hospitality industry.