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Location: Spring, TX, USA
School: SMU
Field of study: Information Systems

Professional

Hilton James


Spring, TX 77386


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20(+) yrs. Industry experience


Team Leader


Team Player








JBH Catering & Events 10/15/2019-Present (March 2020)


Director of Sales & EventsHouston, TX


Dealt directly with vendors and clients, collaborating and creating various events. From charity events to huge galas, I oversaw every aspect of the event. Led a team of sales reps overseeing the cultivation of new client relations. Marketing the JBH brand, setting up vendor events, PR production. Involved with the design and creation of event menus, working closely with Chefs and our clients. I worked with the clients from the beginning, from the sales end of the event, to the actual production of the event...I was always there and available to our clients.








Trinity Gourmet Flavors2013-Jan.2019


Sales & Event PlannerHouston, TX


Worked closely with clients helping create specialized food flavors for their particular industry. Culinary and confectionery industry made up the bulk of our clientele. Coordinated special tasting events for Chef’s, investors, and double blind testing. Subcontracted by our clients to coordinate corporate culinary events.


Was responsible for creating the sales and marketing division. Developed protocols for engaging our targeting customer base. Supervised a team of 15 sales representatives with an emphasis on team building techniques.





Coronelli’s Italian Ristorante2003-2012


Bar Manager/Event PlannerConroe, TX


Upscale Italian, traditional table side services. Began as bar manager, ensuring satisfaction for all our patrons. In charge of inventory and purchasing. Was responsible for all opening duties and all closing duties, including batching paperwork each night. I was promoted to the catering side of the business, working with clients and our establishment, providing for all our clients needs. Worked with our chefs to create memorable event menus that properly corresponded with the clients particular theme.





Blue Fish Sushi1999-2003


Events & MarketingDallas, TX


Upscale Japanese restaurant. Worked as a marketing strategist, helping create positive branding and recognition. Worked in the sales department creating lasting relationships with new clients. Helped with the organization and creation of all in-house private parties, as well as the production of on site catering events. Was in charge of hiring all front house personnel within the restaurant.





Education


Bachelor of Arts


Degree in Managing Information Systems


GPA 3.5


Minor in Philosophy