Wyndham Tampa Westshore
March 2012 — Present
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Catering Coordinator at Wyndham Tampa Westshore/ Quorum Hotels & Resorts
Generated catering proposals through phone leads and consultations.
Planned menus for events and worked closely with clientele to ensure satisfaction.
Performed finalization meetings with clients and processed event paperwork.
Maintained and developed relationships with event venues.
Represented the company at Bridal Shows and generated new event leads.
Coordinated Weddings: Set up tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces and specialty tables, Oversaw service staff, Acted as a point of contact on the day of event for family, attendees, and vendors.
Assisted Busch Gardens Event Services staff.
Actively promoted and distributed marketing materials for events such as Summer Nights, Island Nights, Howl-O-Scream and Holidays at various major events in the greater Tampa area.
Collaborated on a formal business presentation on restructuring the marketing strategy for Summer Nights; responsible for sections on Food & Beverage and Event Merchandising.
Maintained and developed relationships with front-line sales clients in the Hospitality Industry.
Served as a public relations ambassador at radio remotes and in-park events.
Raised funds through special events and implemented area development goals.
Collaborated with local area boards in planning and implementing fundraising events.
Promoted events to local communities and potential sponsors.
Supervised and worked closely with interns on projects.
Responsible for Cars for the Cure 2009: Raised over $61,000 gross and had over 19,000 attendees.
Responsible for the inaugural Space Coast Asthma Walk: Raised over $8,000 gross.
Mastered front desk operations at a high end hotel.
Assisted in rooms control duties.
Reviewed hanging balance reports and inserted information into Excel.
Processed guest requests and effectively solved guest problems.
Constructed and maintained buffet tables, action stations and dining areas in off-site locations.
Butler-passed food items to guests and served guests at tables.
Prepared and packed trucks with needed supplies.
Cleaned and broke down event area at event's conclusion.