Madison Alpern

SR. Account Manager for Culinary Agents

Location 15h@2xPhiladelphia, PA

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Summary

My Dream Job is ...I am creating it!

Work Experience
  • Sr. Account Manager

    Culinary AgentsNew York, NY, US
    Jun. 2015 to Present (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Presently in charge of the Philadelphia, DC, Boston, Atlanta & Nashville markets as well as assist in NYC & other East Coast cities. Please feel free to contact me at anytime: [email protected]

  • Product Specialist

    Chef's GardenHuron, OH, US
    Mar. 2014 to Jun. 2015 (1 year and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    The Chef's Garden is known around the world for being the leader in the highest quality and diverse assortment of "micro greens, herbs, heirloom vegetables, specialty lettuces and edible flowers." I was honored to have created the position I held as traveling Product Specialist for Farmer Lee Jones.

    Officially known as a Product Specialist but deemed the Micro Green Queen by many. I was based out of Philadelphia, with a heavy focus in the DC & NYC markets; however worked with chefs all over the country regarding menu development and product placement.

  • Chef Wrangler

    Consultant
    Jan. 2012 to Mar. 2014 (2 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Consulted with chefs on their marketing, public relations, social media, menu development & events. Assisted in casting 2 seasons of a chef reality television series on FOX as well as helped launch a chef's new gourmet chocolate line amongst other projects.

  • Product Specialist

    Mar. 2012 to Oct. 2012 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Promoted exclusive products to chefs in Philadelphia, NYC, DC, AC & surrounding areas. Helped host, plan & market monthly Chef Series events. Was in charge of getting chefs & press to events. Consulted with chefs daily regarding menu development and sourcing products from around the world. Worked closely with the Director of Marketing. Assisted heavily with their social media/public relations and sales to customers. Brand Ambassador for Samuels Seafood with roughly 3,000 clients. Proposed new menu ideas, educated FOH & BOH on new products, as well as gained new accounts.

  • Sales to Chefs

    Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2012 (1 year and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Blue Moon Acres delivers top-quality organic micro greens, herbs, & specialty produce to the finest restaurants, chefs, and caterers. In charge of sales to direct delivery chefs. Gaining/maintaining new accounts, creating promotional material, writing weekly newsletters, assisting in collecting accounts payables/receivables, daily problem solving, working chef-driven events, invoicing customers, responsible for delivery drivers & routes, researching new business opportunities, setting up photo shoots for cookbooks and magazine articles regarding fine dining chefs (ex: Eleven Madison Park). Working closely with numerous restaurants/chefs throughout the Pennsylvania, New York, DC and New Jersey areas.

  • Executive Assistant to the President

    Petroleum Marketers Oil Company
    Aug. 2009 to Feb. 2010 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    The PMOCO brand offers marketers of all sizes an opportunity to aggressively compete in the oil marketplace. In charge of billing, invoicing and all financial issues regarding oil company owners across the country. Discussing products with potential clientele. All other office duties in order to assist the President of PMOCO.

  • Assistant Manager

    Jun. 2006 to Oct. 2009 (3 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked in all areas of the business including, but not limited to, FOH, event planning, customer service, product distribution, supervision of staff, designing store displays, buying/selling, scheduling staff, training new employees, assisting Jamie & the Catering Manager, and catering large high-end gourmet events.

  • Front Desk Manager

    Weidel Realtors
    May. 2002 to Dec. 2006 (4 years and 7 months)
Skills

Off-site Event Management

Cheese course

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Styling

Staff education / motivation

Menu development

Pastry Menu Development

Menu development

Customer service

Event Management / Organization

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Business Management

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Social Media

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Merchandising

Writing

Microsoft Office

Scheduling

Food Cost Optimization

Menu / Recipe Development

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Vegetable cookery

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Restaurant Committee

    Taste of the Nation
    Member • Jan. 2015 to Present
Recommendations
Karen ConwayMar 15, 2016

Administrative Coordinator at The Glover Park Group

Madison is a fantastic connector of people. Organized, passionate about her industry, and genuine; she always knows the right people to introduce and the best places to be. She truly has a finger on the pulse of the culinary and hospitality world.

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