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Catering & Events Assistant – H103

Position NameHospitality Recruitment: Catering & Events Assistant
LocationNew York, NY
Salary Range$55000 - $60000
Client OverviewBack in 2001, the founder began to think about a concept where people could get big plates of rice and beans for reasonable prices. On June 24th, 2002, they opened its doors to a big crowd and great reviews. With a spirited sense of buen gusto, they present a portal to Cuba’s golden era, when life on the island paradise was a continuous party. Stepping through the doors, diners enter circa 1950s Havana, where Celia Cruz is singing her latest hit with the La Sonora Matancera band, where the flavorful food is gently spiced and comfortingly reminiscent of home (no matter where home might be!). The bartender has a refreshing mojito waiting and Ernest Hemingway could walk in any minute and belly up to the bar. An unmistakable celebration of Cuban culture, the food, the music and the people of Havana Central afford patrons a fanciful excursion to the fabled island – an excursion that, in keeping with Cuban tradition, embraces the whole family.

Why people LOVE working for this company!

  • Enjoy competitive salary and benefits
  • Surround yourself with great food and a fun environment that customers love
  • Experience outstanding management training
  • Work in an environment where customer satisfaction is guaranteed
  • Enjoy a schedule with no late nights and no early mornings
  • Have opportunity for career growth; 4 restaurants in NYC area with aggressive growth plan
  • Independently owned; independent spirit
  • Strong family culture: owners & staff care about each other and get to know each other
  • 1 free meal/day + 25% discount at any location
  • 2 week vacation per year (after 6 months), 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years

Position Overview & Responsibilities

What a great opportunity…The Catering & Events Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the sales and catering department which includes but is not limited to:
  • Maintaining current contracts for our catering clients,
  • Creating, entering and updating proposals in catering software,
  • Hosting property tours, familiarizing customers and potential customers with property features, products and services.
  • Preparing mailings containing sales and marketing information for current and potential clients.
  • Assisting in the developing of sales and marketing strategies and plans of action to solicit business for both off site and event center caterings.
  • Sales responsibilities which may include cold-calling and site-visiting customers in order to generate new sales revenue.
  • Assisting in the scheduling, set-up and successful execution of the catered events both on and off-site.
  • Collaborating with other team members in various job categories,
  • Serving as a liaison to the catering manager to provide them with pertinent information concerning their assigned events; staffing assignment and menus.
  • Serving as the liaison to the bookkeeping department to ensure accurate billing and record keeping.
  • Strong sense of hospitality and customer service
  • Highly organized, a self starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proactive mind set and ability to think beyond the task
  • Ability and willingness to pursue areas of concern or those lacking clarity until a forward path is clear
  • Time management in working on tight timelines and multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while balancing competing priorities
  • Experience in interacting with staff at various levels and in different time zones
  • Handling sensitive matters with integrity & discretion
  • Proficient at using office software such as MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc
  • Flexibility, and the ability to engage with leaders in a professional and confident manner
  • Assist in the organization and clerical duties of the Sales Office by functioning as the central contact for information specific to this department
  • Politely and professionally answer the telephone and greets clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 75% paid for Medical and Vision Insurance after 90 days of employment.
  • Dental, life insurance and disability offered

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma required; AA Degree or BA Degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of catering administrative assistant experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with demonstrated expertise in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.


    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesRick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!

    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,


    Rick Weaver is great!