Nicholas Maroon

Catering Sales

Location 15h@2xSkokie

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Work Experience
  • Catering Sales
    independent contractor
    Jun. 2016 to Present (2 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Jewell Event Catering, Chicago, IL
    o Managed staff and scheduling for private and corporate events
    o Met with clients for offsite locations pre and post event to insure contractual obligations are met by Jewell staff
    o Assisted sales team onsite with tastings

    • The Waterhouse, Peoria, IL
    o Promoted and sold 3 separate event spaces and catering packages to potential clients
    o Collaborated with marking team to adjust and improve website
    o Managed staff for higher volume summer and fall events: 200 to 400 people

  • Event Manager
    John G Shedd Aquarium
    Nov. 2003 to May. 2016 (12 years and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Lead Corporate/Private Event Manager
    • Successfully Developed, Budgeted, and Managed private and corporate catered events, trade shows, tours, staffing, and scheduling
    • Led and scheduled high profile individual and corporate donor events
    • Managed corporate conferences and government media events in collaboration with Shedd’s Development and Public Relations Departments
    • Negotiated and hired outside vendors and locations for special events
    • Managed staffing and scheduling of Shedd’s Annual Gala Fund Raising Event
    • Lead Manager for weekly summer music festival, Jazzin’

  • Asst. Artistic Director
    Habberdashers Dinner Theater
    Aug. 1998 to Jan. 2001 (2 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Created annual performance schedule and catering budget
    • Developed creative sales campaigns of productions and special events locally and nationally
    • Negotiated and hired catering companies and wine and spirit vendors
    • Oversaw pricing, inventory, and sales of all food and liquor
    • Promoted and sold educational programing and theatrical tours throughout the Greater Peoria Area


Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving



Staff education / motivation

Ticket Management


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