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5 Top Questions for Caterers
Growing up with French parents, Olivia only knows how to enjoy great food, good wine, and a happy life. She spent every weekend and snow day with her mom rolling dough, messing up stir frys, puffing up cakes, and slicing up a perfectly barbecued steak. Olivia worked my first job as a barista and coffee shop server in 2002, making her way up to general restaurant manager by age 20. Since then, Olivia has worked multiple facets of the restaurant industry, mastering the art of customer service and honing her cooking skills in the process.
In 2005, Olivia attended the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) in Manhattan, receiving a certificate in the Essentials of Restaurant Management. The following year, she became lead catering server at the Garlic Rose Bistro in Madison, NJ, while completing her Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing. In 2009, she became the Catering Director and Pastry chef at a restaurant in Summit, NJ and finally opened Olivia's Catering Shop in 2011.
Olivia's clients have ranged from corporations such as Hibernia Atlantic, T-Mobile, and Celgene as well as wonderful individual clients for birthday parties, grauations, wedding receptions, bridal showers and holiday parties. Take a look at a few kind words they have shared here. Olivia is also proud to be a full supporter of Susan G. Komen as a volunteer and sponsor. She has had the honor of cooking for CNBC's Jim Cramer, and Top Chef Host, Padma Lakshmi.
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6 Crucial Catering Questions You Need to Plan