Posts tagged #meet the staff

Meet the Captain: Tun Chin Ang, AYS NYC

When you think of meticulous details, high standards and a class of his own, you think of Tun Chin Ang. A captain and waiter in our NYC team, Tun Chin is the type of staff member who makes you think he runs the place after only one shift at each venue. Tun Chin truly enjoys creating new ways of doing this job, leaving his own personal mark on every client and venue he visits. He not only loves to work he also has a true passion for quickly understanding everyone he meets whether it be a guest in the executive dining room or the head chef. Whether it's an exclusive wedding or an important business deal, Tun Chin is the kind of person that can truly make an event go from special to spectacular.  We recently sat down with this star staff member to learn a bit more about him. Check it out below. 

1. How long have you been working with us, Tun Chin? It’s been six years, I came in knowing very little about the catering industry.

2. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Malaysia and still have family there.

3. What attracted you to the hospitality industry?  I really like the personal touch and enjoy interacting with so many different kinds of people. It makes me happy to know something small I do can make a big impact on the event.  It’s pretty special to have the power to make someone feel better just by being you. Also, we have the opportunity to experience so many different venues, at times even getting to go to a different place every day. You really get to experience other people’s lives and learn from each other.

4. What's your favorite part about working for AYS?  AYS is a special family. I really enjoy the people I work with - you create so many great relationships. Also, the flexibility is great. I love to travel and get to travel so much more having a flexible schedule. Unlike some of my friends I never have to take work home with me which makes it a lot more fun.

5. What advice would give you a new member of AYS? I would say you must be willing to learn. No matter how much you knew before there is so much more to learn.  You should be wanting to learn for yourself not just to pick up a paycheck. Recognize the importance of presentation and detail that is what has set me apart. Some clients have even adapted what I have created and made it the standard at their location. That did not come overnight. That came from watching the more senior members of the company seeing how they did things. Noticing that even if it took them 10 times they would not let a guest see the setup unless was truly perfect.

 6. How do you unwind after a long day? After an stressful day, I love to do yoga, travel, and spend time with friends and family.
 

To work with Tun and the other star staff members that make up the AYS team, click HERE.

Posted on March 2, 2018 and filed under Meet the Manager.

Meet the Team Member: Maria Rios, AYS NYC & LI

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When you think hard working and dedicated, you think Maria Rios. A member of both our NYC and LI teams, Maria Rios is the type of staff member who would commute into Manhattan only to commute out of Manhattan if it meant helping out a client in need. Maria is a manager's dream. She not only loves to work, but she brings a passion for hospitality and commitment to good service that few have ever seen before. Whether it's working in the city or out on Long Island, when Maria is at an event we just know it is going to be a success! We recently sat down with this star staff member to learn a bit more about her. Check it out below. 

1. How long have you been working with us, Maria? It's already been two years! My how time flies!

2. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3. What attracted you to the hospitality industry? Someone once said: “It always seems impossible until it is done." That’s exactly the feeling I get when I am at work. What I love about hospitality is the adrenaline. The passion. The interactions. I LOVE what I’m doing. The feeling I get every morning when I start working, not knowing what will be happen that day, and at the end of the day, the satisfaction of the work done. It's priceless.

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4. What's your favorite part about working for AYS? I get to meet so many fascinating people, from the clients and the managers to our staff and the staff at the locations we are going to. A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to worked with some survivors from 9/11. They were people just like us, working in catering on those buildings. After I heard them, I could not have felt more blessed to been working with them. Their stories are simply AMAZING. Also, just working for AYS in general - it's the first time in 13 years in this business where I've feel part of something. Working for AYS is knowing someone cares.

5. How do you unwind after a long day? After an stressful day, I love to just chill with my dogs (pictured above). In the summer, I pick them up and take them for long walks at the beach. And of course, a great Malbec after a long day always help! Ha! 

To work with Maria and the other star staff members that make up the AYS team, click here.

Posted on November 17, 2017 .