Event Manager

II Cielo Restaurant  2006 - 2007 | Beverly Hills

Responsible for sales and logistical operations for all special events at a five-star, Beverly Hills restaurant, including weddings, corporate parties, and bridal & baby showers. Interfaced directly with site inspections, and client walk-throughs. Managed , scheduled and supervised all event staff. Coordinated outside vendors. Responsible for proposals, contracts, and final billing, as well as maintaining thorough administrative records, including timelines, detail sheets, and floor plans for each event. Received repeated accolades from satisfied clients.

Special Events Manager

KOR Hotel Group  2005 - 2006 | Los Angeles, CA

Responsible for booking and executing all large-scale and corporate events for two Beverly Hills hotels, including negotiation of site fees, food and beverages minimums, and event contracts. Established rapport and built relationships with a long list of existing and potential clients. Managed and oversaw operations of a 143 capacity restaurant, including a staff of 20. Organized site visits and menu tastings. Interfaced with culinary department by conducting weekly banquet event meetings. Prepared and selected menus for press junkets, group dinners, wedding receptions, bridal showers, and cocktail parties. Created forecast reports, monthly revenue reports, and maintained a database tracking all unsecured business. Commended for remarkable interpersonal skills during face to face client relations.

Tour Executive  

See America Travel Inc.  2005 - 2006 | Los Angeles, CA

Organized incentive group tours for international corporations visiting the U.S., including all ground transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant reservations, menu selections, and leisure activities. Established relationships and interfaced directly with all international clients. Established and maintained corporate account with Adobe Software. Conducted direct negotiations with luxury hotel sales directors in all major U.S. cities. Designed and created promotional materials and new business proposals. Provided regular status reports.