Catering Manager

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Shaylyn Arnoldi | (403) 008-3271 | Philadelphia, PA


I am a Catering Manager with over 5 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. I have a passion for food and customer service, and I thrive in fast-paced environments. I am experienced in event planning, menu development, cost control, and staff management. I am a proactive problem solver who is always looking for ways to improve efficiency and quality. My goal is to provide an exceptional catering experience that exceeds our clients' expectations.


Catering Manager at Drexel University, PAMar 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 15 catering staff and successfully managed events with up to 500 attendees.
  • Negotiated contracts with vendors, resulting in a 10% decrease in overall event costs.
  • Implemented new menu items that increased revenue by 15%.
  • Trained new employees on proper food handling and safety procedures.
  • Wrote proposals for corporate clients that resulted in the company winning 5 new accounts.
  • Successfully executed 100+ events without any major incidents or complaints.

Assistant Catering Manager at The University of Pennsylvania, PAJul 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Reduced food and beverage costs by 10% through effective vendor management and portion control.
  • Led a team of 20+ catering staff members, ensuring efficient service at all events.
  • Increased customer satisfaction ratings by 15% through improved communication with clients and event planners.
  • Successfully executed 100+ events ranging in size from 50 to 500 guests.
  • Managed inventory and ordering for all kitchen supplies, including negotiating contracts with vendors.


Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PASep 2013 - May 2017

Some skills I've learned are knife skills, cooking methods, food safety and sanitation, and menu planning.


  • Food preparation
  • Food safety
  • Menu planning
  • Cost control
  • Event management
  • Customer service
  • Interpersonal skills

Mahalia Ghirardi | (456) 541-9443 | Oklahoma City, OK


I am a Catering Manager with over 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry. I have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service and overseeing successful catering events. I am knowledgeable in all aspects of catering, from food preparation to event management. I am also an expert in creating unique menu options that will exceed your guests' expectations. In addition to my extensive knowledge and experience, I also have a genuine passion for food and entertaining others. This combination makes me an ideal candidate for any catering manager position.


Catering Manager at Sodexo, OKApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully catered an event for 500 people that included a variety of dietary restrictions.
  • Managed a team of 15 catering staff members and successfully delegated tasks to ensure all guests were served in a timely manner.
  • Worked with the client to create a custom menu that was within their budget and received rave reviews from attendees.
  • Successfully coordinated delivery times and set up for all vendors involved in the event, ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day of.
  • Negotiated discounts with suppliers which saved the company 10% on total costs for the event.

Assistant Catering Manager at Aramark, OKAug 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully managed and operated a catering business with annual sales of $1.2 million.
  • Grew the catering business by 20% through effective marketing and management strategies.
  • Created systems and processes that increased efficiency and decreased costs by 10%.
  • Hired, trained, and developed a team of 15 employees who provided exceptional customer service.
  • Consistently received positive feedback from clients on the quality of food, service, and value.


Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts at Oklahoma State University, OKAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to cook various dishes, as well as how to bake.


  • Food Preparation
  • Food Safety
  • Serving food
  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Menu Development
  • Supervising