Lauren Puma

Experienced Professional Special Events Manager

Location 15h@2xNew York, NY

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Work Experience
  • Senior Banquet Manager

    New York Athletic Club
    Jan. 2016 to Present (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed the Catering/Banquet daily event operations, held in the 24-floor buildings' 20 event spaces
    o Supervised multiple concurrent events, floorplan setups and staff simultaneously, on several floors
    o Oversaw all event space setups, ensuring each room was arranged accurately and accommodated last minute client requests
    o Directed a Union staff of 40 prior to and during all events, ensuring that all clients and guests had received excellent service

  • Senior Suites Manager

    Levy Restaurants at the Barclays Center
    Jan. 2016 to Present (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed the Arenas' Luxury Suites Department operations, which had 80 Suites, prior to and during all sports and entertainment events
    o Managed a Union staff of 50, ensuring that each Suite was setup accurately, as per clientele advanced requests
    o Prepared all event documents for opening and closing procedures and ensured EOBD sales were accurately recorded in 3 programs
    o Organized document distribution to the staff and lead a daily pre-shift meeting, prior to each event
    o Oversaw weekly staff payroll, tracked lateness, PTO, and gratuities, ensuring accurate time-keeping and pay for all employees

  • Events Manager

    35th Street Ventures at Monarch Rooftop Lounge
    Jan. 2015 to Present (2 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed all aspects of 200+ special events held at the open air 18th floor Penthouse, generating sales of $1M
    o Created customized contracts, menus and event themes, effectively accommodating client requests through vendor negotiations
    o Supervised a staff of 20, prior to and through duration of events
    o Organized a high volume of inquiries and bookings across multiple event calendars
    o Conducted clientele venue tours, created customized floor plans and oversaw venue setup and breakdown
    o Lead weekly meeting with the Management team and prepared all event documents for distribution

  • Catering Manager

    Restaurant Associates at the CUNY Graduate Center
    Jan. 2013 to Jan. 2015 (1 year and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed all aspects of 500+ catered events held in the 9-floor buildings' 22 event spaces, generating sales of $5M
    o Created customized contracts, menus, and floorplans, as well as unique event themes using décor, rentals and flowers
    o Scheduled and supervised all event staff prior to and through duration of events
    o Assembled rental orders and function sheets for event staff
    o Computed and reconciled weekly event invoices, ensuring accuracy across 3 financial programs
    o Lead weekly meeting with the Catering Team and prepared all event documents for distribution

  • Assistant

    Thomas Preti, Events to Savor
    Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012 (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Assisted President and Event Directors in preparation for social events, held at landmark NYC venues and private homes
    o Created unique event themes using customized menus, venue décor, table top setups, food serving trays and take-out boxes
    o Supported the Management team and Captains prior to and during events
    o Assisted during food tastings for potential clients
    o Obtained various NYC permits for special events and street activities

  • Intern

    The Peggy Siegal Company
    Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2010 (11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Assisted Event Directors in preparation for private red carpet event screenings of movies and TV premiers, held at various venues
    o Assembled guest lists and continuously maintained an updated internal clientele database
    o Organized red carpet Press and Paparazzi prior to and during events, to ensure each guest received proper event coverage

Education
  • General Study
    The Ursuline SchoolNew Rochelle, NY, US
    Aug. 2003 to Jan. 2007

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    High School Diploma Degree

    Summary

    High School Diploma, the Ursuline School, New Rochelle, NY 2007

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