certified event planner resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced Event Planner with over 3 years of experience in Event Planning Industry. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. I consistently saved costs while increasing profits. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in Director of Events position.

I am also well-versed in overseeing preparation and delivery of 200+ plates at diverse events. Efficiently serve customers by managing teams, food delivery and scheduling concerns. Excellent multitasker and problem-solver with industrious nature and stellar reputation across Metro Detroit

Proficient and well-coordinated catering professional bringing demonstrated skills in overseeing teams and organizing food for public and private events. History of satisfying customers with exceptional food offerings and speedy service. Work well under tight deadlines and consistently exceed customer expectations. Accomplished Executive Chef with ServSafe Certification and OSHA training in Workplace Safety. Mechanically-inclined individual excels in the equipment operations and troubleshooting. Lifts 45 pounds with ease and knowledgeable in event setups, tear-downs, food storage, and equipment transportation.

  • Contamination prevention
  • Damage, danger, and loss prevention
  • Event planning experience
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Strategic event planning
  • AED Training
  • Fire prevention education
  • Party and Event Management
  • Special events planning
  • Corporate event planning
  • Sales Events
  • Event clean-up
  • Catering event experience
  • 200+ person events
  • Confident planner
Work History
Certified Event Planner , 03/2017 - Current
Real Alloy Rockcreek, OH,
  • Loaded, unloaded and moved material to and from storage and production areas
  • Resolved client vendor problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support
  • Contributed to team results in fast-paced family oriented environments
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving catering issues
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends
  • Followed all policies, regulations, dress codes and schedules
  • Performed administrative duties, including client satisfaction reports and follow-up
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
  • Developed team communications and information for event meetings
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins
  • Participated in meetings to discuss new business opportunities
  • Handled 50 calls per day to address customer inquiries and concerns
  • Worked with disabled customers to understand needs and provide necessary service
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties
  • Completed clerical tasks such as filing, copying and distributing mail
  • Transported event items such as equipment, food, and to customer locations in a timely manner
Lead Caterer, 01/2015 - Current
Elegant Intentions Catering And Event Planning City, STATE,
  • Reduced food costs 12% by using seasonal ingredients, setting standards for portion size and minimizing waste.
  • Identified inefficiencies leading to improved productivity.
  • Collaborated with clients to collect information about specific customer desires and dietary needs.
  • Prepared average of 6 menu items per shift.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Oversaw scheduling, inventory management and supply ordering to maintain fully stocked kitchen.
  • Supported waitstaff and other team members in completing tasks.
  • Suggested actionable improvements to streamline training procedures.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Increased kitchen efficiency by 15% by streamlining processes, reducing waste and mentoring team members on proper procedures.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Managed opening and closing shift kitchen tasks.
  • Maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
Production Associate, 08/2008 - 08/2018
Ford Motor Company City, STATE,
  • Organized work to meet demanding production goals with 100% success rate
  • Inspected final products to assess compliance with quality standards and established tolerances
  • Supported current production needs by moving items between equipment, conveyors and staging areas
  • Tracked production statuses, coordinated workflow and reported and coordinated schedules
  • Assembled Seatbelt products according to changing daily work orders and specific customer needs
  • Safely operated hand and power tools, including 25 lbs drill and high impact drill to complete repetitive tasks such as securing seat belt and securing instrument panels
  • Reviewed job specifications to determine appropriate setups
  • Kept work area clean, neat and organized to prevent accidents, mishaps and misplaced tools
  • Delivered troubleshooting assistance to process coaches to bring machines back to full functionality
  • Maintained maximum organization and productivity by properly sorting project components on work tables
  • Participated in job safety tutorials, Uawonline courses and interdepartmental webinars to enhance support team capabilities
  • Enthusiastically took on additional shifts during peak work periods to keep projects on schedule
: Nursing, Expected in
Mercy College of Nursing - Toledo, OH,
Status -
: Nursing Prerequisites , Expected in
Baker College - Clinton Township, MI,
Status -
  • ServSafe
  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • AED Certified Event Planner

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  • Mercy College of Nursing
  • Baker College

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  • Lead Caterer
  • Production Associate


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