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Outgoing, Bilingual (English and Spanish) Event Manager with a stellar background leading catering functions.
Proven track record of working well under pressure to ensure weddings and other events are well-executed.
More than four years of valuable, hands-on experience preparing for and executing a variety of large events.
Experience working closely with clients and vendors, as well as supervising a team on event day.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; ReServe; Social Tables; and Delphi software systems.
> Catering Sales > Event Day Staff Supervision > D cor Planning
> Client & Vendor Relations > Ceremony Rehearsals > Menu Development
> Tours & Food Tastings > Floor Plans > Event Day Management
Catering Sales Coordinator, Portofino Hotel and Marina Redondo Beach, CA Apr. 2015-Present
Serve as the first point of contact for prospective inquiries resulting from telephone or website leads.
Built and maintain rapport with potential and existing clientele to answer all their event and catering questions.
Learn about the specific goals of each key stakeholder and assist with planning and detailing events.
Lead tours of the hotel and marina with guests, and also food tastings and ceremony rehearsals.
Work closely with outside vendors, including organizing a timeline to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Develop floor plans for the upcoming event, and also set up d cor for weddings.
Create banquet event orders and distribute in an accurate and timely manner to the sales and banquet teams.
Act as the Day of Wedding Concierge, including conducting the wedding ceremony.
Junior Sales Manager, Events & Catering, Patina Restaurant Group Los Angeles, CA Nov. 2013-Apr. 2015
Acted as the first point of contact for prospective inquiries resulting from telephone or website leads.
Gained the immediate trust, confidence and respect of key stakeholders by demonstrating excellent listening, verbal communication and interpersonal skills while answering all of there event and catering questions.
Led tours of the facility, as well as food tastings and ceremony rehearsals.
Worked closely with outside vendors, including organizing a timeline to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Developed floor plans for the upcoming event using Social Tables software.
Generated proposals in ReServe within 24 hours and provided the sales team with info at weekly sales meetings.
Created a Redbook, a binder with event information such as BEO, directions, equipment and beverage needs.
Designed and distributed banquet event orders to the sales, operations and culinary teams.
Submitted event staff requests and led a team of personnel during events to ensure they ran smoothly.
Created menus based on client requests and communicate with executive chefs regarding custom menus.
Followed up with clients after each event, including writing and distributing thank you cards.
Events Assistant, Morgen Hoffman Events Woodland Hills, CA Apr. 2012-Jan. 2013
Played an integral role helping to create, plan and execute a variety of major events, including setting up and breaking down at the location and working closely with clients and vendors.
Served as the on-site contact for vendors at events such as weddings, galas and sales retreats.
Drafted content for blogs and also created and distributed email blasts to promote activities.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication Studies, California State University, Long Beach; earned May 2012
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