I am looking for a great opportunity to work as a Catering Director to showcase my skills, passion, and creative abilities in the catering/hospitality industry with a reputable company.
Excellent management skills
Strong negotiation skills
Positive and winning attitude
Ability to take responsibilities such as direction, supervision, organization, coordination, etc.
Excellent communication and writing skills
Proficient with computer, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Internet
Excels in creativity and event design
Able to carry out sales and marketing plans to improve profits
Atlanta Taste Catering and Event (2008 - Present)
Facility relationship builder
Network at Metro CVB's, local Chambers of Commerce and industry related events.
Event set-up and execution
Directed sales meetings, and follow ups
Culinary Expressions Catering and Events (1985-2004)
Sales- generated million dollar catering sales, directed sales team, retained clients, created sales tools, inside and outside sales history
Kitchen Manager- developed menus, purchasing, menu implementation, created job descriptions, sanitation, head cook for 18 years
Operations- created Standard Operating Procedures for all warehouse duties, created event equipment lists, detail sheets, and job descriptions
CED Food services (2004-2008)
Director of On-premise Catering & Sales
Head of Sales for on-site banquet facility, director of events, wedding coordinator, wedding director for rehearsal, and day of events
Organized and executed bi-annual Bridal Showcases with 30+ vendors, door prizes, fashion show, tasting rooms, etc.
Toured facility, created estimates, proposals, and contracts for clients
Managed events, created time lines, directed all aspects of weddings
Hired, trained and managed all event staff
Developed corporate and social clients
Developed Wedding packages with tiered pricing
Network at industry related events, CVB'S, and Chambers of Commerce
Managed event set-up and execution
Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.
Majored in Art Education