director of special events food service resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - - -

Successful detail-oriented special event coordinator with more than 25 year of experience in weddings and funerals. Accomplished in organizing memorable events reflecting clients' vision. Successful in tracking trends and seamlessly integrating traditional, contemporary and modern customs and traditions.

  • Business growth
  • Crisis management
  • Fundraising
  • Contract negotiations and administration
  • Vendor management
  • Catering coordination
  • Guest relations
  • Special events planning
  • Event calendar management
  • Food service knowledge
  • Workflow management
  • MS Office
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Technical support
  • Cash management
  • Team building
  • Inventory management
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Budgeting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Administrative support
  • Quality assurance
  • Customer service
  • Strategic planning
  • Staff supervision
  • Scheduling
  • Event coordination
  • Project assistance
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Motivational leadership style
  • Public relations
  • Recruiting
  • Hiring and retention
  • Client consultations
  • Artistic flower arranging
  • Vendor relationships
  • Customer orders
  • Price negotiation
  • Flower storage
  • Bouquets, corsages and displays
08/2015 to 05/2019
Director of Special Events & Food Service River City Community Church City, STATE,
  • Assessed events planning services and related costs.
  • Designed and maintained spreadsheets documenting vendor, facility and guest information.
  • Designed contracts, collected fees and booked church for events.
  • Managed catering services, purchased food, cook, serving, setting up & breaking down events.
  • Wedding and funeral coordinator.
  • Organized luncheons, dinners, gaylas, conferences and special events.
  • Trained volunteers to serve in kitchen, cafe, special events, scheduling ect...
  • Attended and participated in church wide missions and events.
  • Organized venues, budgets, guest lists, catering and event timeline's.
  • Initiated negotiations with vendors and subcontractors to maintain event budget.
  • Recommended money-saving strategies for events.
  • Maintained close communication with clients to mitigate service issues.
  • Coordinated vendors, timeline's and budgets for events.
04/2004 to 05/2014
Small Business Owner An Event To Remember City, STATE,
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  • Promoted branding initiatives, developing effective marketing and sales strategies to meet new business development goals.
  • Hired and mentored core start-up team, working to outline initial company policies and procedures.
  • Managed over 50 customer inquiries per day by answering questions on available stock and product performance.
  • Leveraged social media, including Facebook, to expand market reach and facilitate sales agent recruitment.
  • Owned and managed daily operations of full service catering business, including supervising employees and providing onsite training and continuing education to staff.
  • 04/2004 to 05/2014
    Floral Designer (Owner) An Event To Remember City, STATE,
    • Stayed current on the latest floral trends and supplier products by conducting careful research.
    • Participated in client consultations to discuss floral designs for special occasions, including christenings, weddings and funerals.
    • Communicated clearly and effectively with customers to determine type of arrangement desired, occasion and date, time and location for each arrangement needed.
    • Shared details on how to properly care for purchased flowers and plants with customers.
    • Prepared and processed floral orders to customer specifications via phone or resulting from in-store consultations.
    • Cut, arranged and produced flower bouquets and potted perennial plants according to customer specifications.
    • Ordered and maintained floral inventory and supplies to meet customer demand and offer seasonal varieties.
    • Utilized expert communication skills to collaborate with customers and design bouquets, corsages and other floral pieces to meet requirements.
    • Promoted customer satisfaction by recommending flower pairings and greenery options for floral arrangements.
    • Ensured that flowers and decorative pieces were properly packed so that there was no damage during the delivery process.
    • Consistently adhered to all internal delivery schedules.
    • Developed templates for e-newsletters, presentations and reports.
    • Collaborated with team of designers to offer improvements and direction on others' projects.
    • Oversaw team and kept members on task to complete orders according to deadlines.
    • Supported production of various proposal volumes under tight time constraints.
    • Managed strategic business planning and day-to-day operations to optimize organization's financial position.
    • Assisted in developing and maintaining user-friendly websites.
    • Maintained site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards.
    • Created concept mock-ups for web and mobile applications.
    • Prepared proposal volumes for customer delivery.
    • Designed and produced promotional materials such as point-of-purchase items and brochure show forms.
    • Designed and printed online interactive sales and marketing collateral.
    • Created look and feel of organization's online presence in social media forums.
    • Planned and produced marketing materials, including business cards and brochures.
    • Maintained customer expectations with open consultations and frequent communication.
    • Prepared layouts and drawings in compliance with established templates and design standards.
    • Created all communications collateral, including web pages, brochures and fliers.
    • Contributed ideas during strategic and conceptual brainstorming sessions.
    • Addressed client concerns and worked together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
    • Drove business growth and community visibility through implementation of targeted marketing and sales strategies.
    • Designed unique print materials, including advertisements, brochures and logo designs.
    Education and Training
    Expected in 06/1996 to to
    High School Diploma:
    Granbury High School - Granbury, TX

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    School Attended

    • Granbury High School

    Job Titles Held:

    • Director of Special Events & Food Service
    • Small Business Owner
    • Floral Designer (Owner)


    • High School Diploma

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