Meet Our Event Planning fTeam

dane gorup

Dane Gorup

Director of Catering and Events

Dane Gorup as been a leader in Hilton hospitality for over two decades. His dedication to the industry and positive energy demonstrate his commitment to creating genuine and unforgettable guest experiences. During his free time, Dane enjoys cooking and being outdoors with his wife and two boys.

Phone: 619-522-8156


Whitney taylor

Whitney Taylor

Senior Catering Sales Manager

Originally from Ohio and a graduate of Marquette University, Whitney is a driven leader who is passionate about the event industry.  She loves exploring San Diego with her husband and baby daughter.

Phone: 619-522-8515


cathy koutoufidis

Cathy Koutoufidis

Senior Catering Sales Manager

Cathy Koutoufidis is a Greek girl from Orange county who has loved planning events since she was little girl. Over the last 10 years she has been able to make her dreams come true as an event manager. Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband and baby boy.

Phone: 619-522-8264


vivian rodriguez

Vivian Rodriguez

Catering Sales Manager

Vivian is a Florida native who feels at home on the Coronado coast. She loves taking her miniature dachshund Fynn to the dog beach and exploring San Diego’s neighborhoods. Vivian specializes in intimate events, and is passionate about helping her clients create Del memories.

Phone: 619-522-8029


Kathy Cole

Kathy Cole

Catering Coordinator

Kathy became a Team Member at Hotel del Coronado in 1995.  Over the years she has held several different positions at our SoCal resort. In 2014, she joined the Catering Team as a Catering Coordinator.  Kathy prides herself on wowing every client and being the pulse of the team.  In her off time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband and pampering herself with massages and shopping for deals.

Phone: 619-522-8525