Skilled Catering Assistant who smoothly accommodates ever-changing demands in planning, preparing and performing catering assignments. Thrives in fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and proficiently maintains client files, contracts and presentations. Excels at keeping a friendly, calm composure with clients, guests and team members, even in challenging environments.
Client and project management Sales presentation development Exemplary record-keeping Marketing material creation Vendor management Well-versed in relevant software, including Caterease, Quickbooks and Caterdge Extensive experience in estimating appropriate food quantities Energetic volunteer for local tourism board Outstanding communication skills
February 2012 to Present Center City HotelÂ—London, UK Catering Assistant
Prepared and assisted catering manager in making sales presentations.
Collabourated with client event planners to implement seamless catering provisions.
Prepared catering contracts and maintained detailed client files.
Implemented customised tracking of more than 600 vendor orders, receipts and deliveries to streamline process.
Maintained event calendar and arranged appropriate staffing.
Teamed with sales and catering manager to increase on-site catering events by 24%.
September 2010 to February 2012 Elegant Events Catering-London, UK Catering Assistant
Worked with clients and caterer to provide estimates for more than 100 prospective events.
Answered phones, scheduled assignments and coordinated staffing.
Managed catering supplies and equipment and assisted with event set-up.
Prepared billling, ensured prompt receipts and reconciled accounts.
Coordinated and placed more than 300 orders with vendors.
Confirmed event details with clients, vendors and staff members.
Assisted in promoting catering firm to increase business by 15%.
2010 London University, London, England Bachelor of Arts, Hospitality Management