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Catering Sales Manager

Piscataway Township, New Jersey, 08854, United States
October 27, 2016

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Latrecse S. Bellamy

*** ***** ***. ~ Piscataway, NJ 08854 ~ 973-***-****


A manager with a winning attitude and desire to deliver an exceptional dining experience. Focused on setting high expectations and raising service standards. A food service professional with over twenty years in FOH, BOH operations and a demonstrated team leader with excellent staff management skills.


Staff development Customer –Oriented Strong leader

Supervisory skills Proven Sales Record Hiring and training

Operations management Adaptable Full service restaurant background

Culinary Arts Education Employee recruitment Results driven

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification ServSafe Alcohol Primary Certification


As a catering manager for Hilton Garden Inn I have been able to increase profits by 40% in the year 2015. Played a key role in changing the patio into a beer garden during slow summer months, thereby increasing overall sales by 15% from previous years. Recognized in the March 2014 issue of The New Jersey Monthly magazine. Increased the efficiency operated the catering department for a gourmet grocery store having the most profitable catering department amongst the four stores in NJ.


Catering Sales Manager, February 2014 to May 2016

The Hilton Garden Inn, Edison, NJ

Facilitates property tours, meetings, tastings and eventually bookings with potential guest.

A representative of HGI to solicit our banquet space for social, corporate and private functions on the telephone or in-person.

Responsible for menu development for all catering social, corporate and private functions.

Deliver directions and supervision to banquet staff to execute a successful event through written and verbal communication.

Provide a detailed Banquet Event Order to all department supervisors to ensure proper communication for all events

Floor Manager, Oct 2012 to February 2014

Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Berkley Heights, NJ

Conducted daily pre-shift and weekly departmental meetings to ensure organizational efficiency.

Ensure accurate inventory levels

Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs on a daily basis.

Performed checkouts of servers and bartenders to ensure that all tickets were accounted for.

Coordinated private events for the private party space Caterer/Owner, Apr 2005 to Present

LaTre`Bell Catering LLC- Piscataway, NJ

Exceptional client and customer relations.

Booked and prepared private functions of sizes ranging 2-150 people.

Maintain a 30% food cost while selecting and costing menu items.

Worked along side clients from conception to end as desired while negotiating pricing contracts.

Resource temporary help.

Catering Manager, May 2002 to Nov 2005

Wegmans, Woodbridge, NJ

Established clientele for this store, opening 3 major accounts for catering department with Chase, Vonage and Morgan Stanley which was 20% of catering department monthly sales, more than all store locations state wide combined.

Worked along side other department team leaders to ensure a quality service.

Developed marketing strategies and procedures for my catering department.

Hired, trained and evaluated employees and planned weekly schedules.

Maintain monthly inventory

Marriot Senior Living, West Orange, NJ

Kitchen Manager, Aug 2001 to Aug 2002

Planned weekly schedules

Developed and cooked innovative dietary menu concepts for about 400 people fine dining

Managed over 40 employees day to day activity

Maintain weekly inventor while planning weekly menus

Hired, trained and evaluated all employees

Golden Tulip, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Externship/Garde Manger/Prep Cook

Prepared food for room service

Made all appetizers for hotel restaurant

Prepared fresh soups daily

Prepared fresh pasta daily for authentic Italian restaurant


Hudson County Community College

Associates of Arts: Culinary Arts, 2001

The Institute of Culinary Education

Culinary Management Certificate, 2013

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