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Meeting Professionals International - Georgia lawmaker drops pants on TV - and this time it was not Crystal Bay Caterer owner Sam LoPiccolo

For MPI South Florida / Hospitality Coalition members and associates – which includes organizations / companies as , Ft Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, American Cancer Association, Hilton Hotels of Florida, Sheraton hotels in Florida, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Ancomp DMC, Kaye Communications, Saffer & Company (and let’s not forget Debbe Barker with Flipfold LLC Florida) – everyone that has been made aware of the complaint regarding Crystal Bay Caterers Sam LoPiccolo inappropriate behavior (i.e. dropping his pants and pressing his bottom them against someone without their consent) – and responding in silence, or worse – threatening phone calls and emails, not just to myself, but to my wife – threaten to take “appropriate action” against me for exposing their organization as part of the network of complicity of sexual harassment – these same organizations that still rewards companies like Crystal Bay owner Sam LoPiccolo with more business and endorsements after being made aware of said facts. You all might want to look up the Miami Herald today (7/23/2018) google “Georgia lawmaker screams N-word and drops pants on TV in ‘Who is America?’ by By Scott Berson July 23, 2018 10:32 AM to see how we handle such inappropriate behavior here in Georgia. Up here in Georgia, we do not consider this behavior of Rep. Jason Spencer appropriate or funny – Like business and meeting professionals in South Florida seem to do. The same behavior (regarding his pants and bottom) that Crystal Bay Caterers owner Sam LoPiccolo has been reported for in this report. Both Sam LoPiccolo, and community members reaction is that this is acceptable behavior and I was the problem. As you can see, up here in Georgia, we have a different view. To be fair, the Miami Herald today seems to agree with us by calling this behavior “bizarre and graphic” and that this person “disgraced himself” and “should issue a public apology for this shameful incident” and “There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever” One difference between Spencer and Sam LoPiccolo – “Spencer apologized for the “ridiculously ugly” segment but refused to resign, according to the AJC. “ Last email I got from Sam LoPiccolo owner of Crystal Bay Caterer in Boca Raton Florida he stated I was the one who should apologize to him for reporting his actions (not that it was untrue, just that I reported the actions/events first to Ancomp, then other companies listed above). Sam LoPiccolo first email to my wife (and again, not me, but my wife - the company my wife works for HR office has a copy of this email on file) he stated I should just “get over it.” Of course, this does not address the issues of Sanitation reports on Crystal Bay Caterers owner Sam LoPiccolo – but at this point, if anyone still thinks Crystal Bay Caterers owner Sam LoPiccolo is a reputable company that is worthy of your business and money, what is the point …… MPI, I am still waiting for a response to my letter I sent over two weeks ago– the above is just further evidence of your absurd press releases claiming some leadership position in addressing issues like sexual harassment.
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It was unintentionally posted and I hereby retract the post

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#1312687 Review #1312687 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Re-victimizes victims of sexual harassment for personal gain
  • Not altruism claim in advertisements
  • Egotistical self-promotion
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Stop sending and remove all press releases on subject saying you have any professional or moral authority of this subject
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Resolved: Crystal Bay Caterers - Read Florida Health Dept. RYSTAL BAY CATERERS Catering License Number: CAT601**** before you use

Update by user Feb 01, 2019

It was interestedly posted and I hereby retract the post

Original review posted by user Apr 24, 2018
I attended an event Crystal Bay Catering hosted for my friend Barbara did for Christmas 2017 at sea ranch - everyone got sick afterward (including me) - the food was definitely not good. So after the event and I got time I look into it further. I looked Crystal Bay Caterers up on the internet on Fla Department of Health inspection. They inspected Crystal Bay on April 19 and they have like an Administrative Compliant recommendation filed against them for consistent bad sanitation reports. Their employees do not even wash their hands before they handle food, it is in the report. Barbara already did a Yelp review on them, but obviously, the word did not get out in time for us - This Catering Company ruined my Christmas - before you use them you should look Crystal Bay Caterer up on the internet Florida Health Dept. Business: CRYSTAL BAY CATERERS District: Region 2 •License Type: Catering License Number: CAT601**** – lasts review had an Administrative complaint recommended (Follow-up Inspection Required) for 5 violations – repeat violations. Read some history, this company had to be reprimanded by Fla Health Department for stupid simple things like not washing their hands before using their bare hands preparing raw food. What moron’s, the Health Department is in your kitchen, you know you are being watched, and you still do stupid (and gross stuff) right in front of them? I can only image what they do when they are not being inspected. Again, do not take my word, look up their entire report yourself before you use Crystal Bay Caterers
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#1239787 Review #1239787 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Boca Raton, Florida
Service
Crystal Bay Caterers Catering
Cons
  • Sanitation standards
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution