Vacancy For Catering & Events Assistant - Restaurant Jobs In New York, NY

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.

Benefits

  • 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

Interested? Contact your Career Coach!

logo

New York City

mkornfeld@patriceandassociates.com

Fill in the form to apply for the job.

Quick Apply

Allowed file extension - pdf, docx, doc

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I'm very grateful for all of Gary Valerio's help!

    Gary Valerio was the best I have ever used, and I’ve used many companies. He even joined me for dinner.  He made me is first priority.  I will send him anyone I know that needs a job.
    Sincerely,
    Al Johnson
    I'm very grateful for all of Gary Valerio's help!
  • David Hotovy is amazing and beyond wonderful.

    David went well above and beyond in helping connect me with a company I’m very much looking forward to being a part of. He is an excellent guide and resource, as well as an ear to listen when things were getting tough as I turned the job down the first time. He truly connects with people and never makes you feel like you’re being pressured. Five stars, A+, and any other top ranking that can be given to David Hotovy is to be given!   Kind Regards, Kristin Justice David Hotovy is amazing and beyond wonderful.
  • Karen Horton was a massive help for me during my recent job search!

    I had interviewed with Karen a couple years prior for a job I didn't get. Fast forward two years and I was having difficulty looking for a new opportunity. Karen personally reached out to me, even after two years remembering my name, my story, and exactly what kind of career I was looking for. Karen is incredibly friendly and extremely helpful! She offered to review my interviews after every step of the application process, giving me tips or simply giving me positive encouragement. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with a career change!
    Jordan Jennings
    Karen Horton was a massive help for me during my recent job search!
  • If you are looking for the right result, David Hotovy is your choice!

    Recruiting Pro is one way I would describe David Hotovy.  From beginning to end, David has a knack of building a relationship based on understanding his client's needs and goals.  He is personable and has a way about him that really made me feel like he cared about my career ambitions.  He knows the industry and presents himself as a Career Coach that truly has the client first.  David was always prompt with updates and even if there was nothing new to report, he would check in.  Looking for that next career can be a lonely space at times and with David I always felt that I was never in this by myself.  If you are looking for the right result, David is your choice.
    Thank you!
    Dennis Cahill
    If you are looking for the right result, David Hotovy is your choice!
  • Thank you Josh Mingus!

    My experience with Joshua Mingus has been nothing but the utmost professionalism. He has been there throughout the entire process. And ensured me if I needed anything, he would be available. He gave me the confidence to be prepared for my interview, in which I received the position. I have much gratitude towards Josh and his team at Patrice and Associates.
    Thanks,
    Jenn Iles
    Thank you Josh Mingus!