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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

  • 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
What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.

    Executive Recruiter, Sally Kennedy, was instrumental during this effort. This was the first time I have worked with a recruiter (other than the military) and Sally's professionalism and dedication showed me that I made the right choice. She took the time to understand my career goals and provided advice and guidance during the process which ultimately contributed to successfully matching me and my new employer.        

    Bravo Zulu to Sally and the team of Patrice and Associates!


    Very Respectfully,

    Derrick Guzman

    I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.
  • John Gillen was so very helpful! 

    He was quick to communicate with me and found me the perfect opportunity!  He moved at just the right pace and prepped me for the unknown.  Thank you John for all of your help!


    Nathan Helfer

    John Gillen was so very helpful!
  • Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!

    Sally Kennedy helped me polish my resume, prepared me for who I would be speaking with, as well as what they were looking for.  We spoke several times through email and over the phone during an extended interview process with the company that I am now working with.  All of her help and insights during this process are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    James Diggs

    Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!
  • Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!

    I was recently placed by Sally Kennedy, a member of the Patrice & Associates Executive Recruiting. I was contacted by Sally via social media and we set up a call soon after. She was very professional and helped me review and update my resume to present to the leadership team. I was selected soon after for an interview, which Sally helped ensure I was prepared and had all I needed to proceed with the interview process. Sally helped keep me focused during the process and was there for me like she was my agent, not a recruiter. It was Sally's initial paradigm that I would be a good fit and was she right!! After 3 interviews I was offered a position and I couldn't have done it without Sally. Sally followed up until the offer letter was signed! Looking for the right opportunity can be tough especially when working full time but Sally made this process much easier!    

    Joseph Mead

    Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!
  • I would love to thank Chuck Helden! 

    He made the applicant process so easy!  He also made me feel confident in the position I was offered and accepted! So thankful that he was a part of my journey into this management partnership.  

    Again, thank you and it was a pleasure working with you!


    Cheers, Manny Rodriguez

    I would love to thank Chuck Helden!