Jean Marie Napoliello has been named director of food and beverage for Topnotch Resort, a Gemstone Collection property.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Jean Marie to Topnotch Resort and to Benchmark,” Robert Burnetti, general manager said. “She comes to us with invaluable experience in managing resort food and beverage operations, and also running her own restaurant.”

Napoliello was most recently food and beverage manager for the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Burlington, Vt. Previous to this, she served in the same position for Smuggler’s Notch Resort of Jeffersonville, Vt.

Exercising her entrepreneurial talents, Napoliello owned and served as general manager of the Vermont Supper Club, a restaurant she created, opened and operated in Hardwick, Vt. She attended Hampshire College of Amherst, Mass., and Elizabethtown College, located in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Topnotch Resort blends the charm of a ski lodge with the amenities of a world-class resort with 68 rooms and 23 resort home on a 120-acre wooded estate. The resort offers 9,000 square feet of meeting space across six rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests.