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Client Spotlight: Notre Dame of MD

Our Baltimore based management team recently sat down with our client, Dana, at Notre Dame to learn a bit more about what things are like on the other side of the industry and why she likes working with AYS! That conversation is shared below.

How did you get into the hospitality industry?  I have always enjoyed cooking and being around food since I was young.  When I was in college, I saw an opportunity for a marketing internship with a catering company.  It sounded like my dream job!  I applied, got the position, and have continued to work in hospitality industry for five years now.

What do you find most rewarding about the industry?  Hearing about a guests experience is the most rewarding aspect for me.  I enjoy hearing what we did well, and what we can improve on next time.  The best part is being able to go back to my team and share the positive feedback with them. 

What is the most important attribute you look for when hiring staff?  The most important attribute I look for when hiring staff is an upbeat and positive attitude.  At SAGE, we tell our staff that a smile is part of their uniform.  There are times when our job gets stressful, and having staff who stay positive and upbeat is key to an events success. 

What is your favorite part about working with AYS?  My favorite part about working with AYS is always knowing what to expect.  AYS provides quality, hard working and reliable staff for each and every event.  Many of their servers have grown to feel like part of our team here at NDMU. We are very grateful for them!

To work with the same Baltimore based team that Dana does, click here. 

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Client Spotlight: Gourmet Caterers

Gourmet Caterers is a renowned Boston-based catering company and one of our incredible clients.  We recently got the chance to ask Karen Denaples, Gourmet Caterers’ Staffing Manager, some questions about how she got started and why she chooses AYS for her temporary staffing needs.

How did you get into the hospitality industry?  I started as a way to earn extra money.  My daughter was 8 months old and I needed to be with adults.  What better way to do both!

What do you find most rewarding about the industry?  I always liked working an event from start to finish, knowing that the client was truly happy.

What is the most important attribute you look for when hiring staff?  I think knowledge is a good thing but a willingness to learn is needed more than that.  Anyone can be trained if they want to be.

What is your favorite part about working with AYS?  The office staff for sure.  I am confident they know what I am looking for and the quality of staff I need. 

To work with the same Boston based team as Karen, contact us here. 

Posted on February 13, 2017 .