Michiel Bakker

Michiel Bakker

Michiel Bakker is the Director, Global Food Services, for Google, Inc. where he leads Google's world-renowned food program and supports all foodservice-related activites and initiatives for Google around the world. A 20-year hospitality veteran, Michiel is the consummate hotel F&B professional with extensive expertise and experience in hotel food and beverage operations, creating and maintaining partnerships with various third-party restaurant and bar operators, hotel F&B development, hotel openings, as well as general hotel operations. He has complimented his work experience with an MBA from the University of Bradford (UK) and a master's degree in Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to joining Google in March 2012, Michiel served as Starwood's Corporate Director of F&B, New Builds and Transitions, in the USA from 2004 through 2008. In this role, he was responsible for the divisional F&B team, overseeing and supporting the F&B programming and all pre-opening F&B activities at Starwood's new builds and conversion properties in Hospitality and the Hotel School Maastricht, The Netherlands, in 1991. (Mountain View, CA)