Event Manager Internship

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Parkway Ballroom
4455 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL
Posted: January 21 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Rome’s Joy Catering is a full service catering company providing
memorable dining experiences to a discerning clientele. The company’s
services include catering, event planning, cooking classes, and private

Chef Clifford Rome, President of Rome’s Joy, brings over 15 years of
experience to the field of food service. Chef Rome began his career
as an operations manager for food at Midway Concessionaires and
mastered the art of event planning through his experience with the
Marriott Corporation.

Chef Rome took a turn at fine dining with Wolfgang Puck and Francois
Dongo of “Spago”, as a line chef and a member of their catering team—
creating meals for photo shoots and Oscar parties. While working at
Spago, he studied in Paris and worked with other chefs who trained
under Puck. In 1999 Chef Rome became co-owner of “Dejoie’s Bistro”
located in the Randolph Street Market corridor. In 2002, with the
closing of Dejoie’s, Chef Rome was free to pursue the development of
Rome’s Joy.

Chef Rome has received recognition as a talented chef by local, national
and international media. From 1998 through 2003, Chef Rome was
one of five chefs working at the Cannes International Film Festival’s
American Pavilion—alongside master chefs Roger Verge, Bobby Flay,
Mario Batali and Todd English. Chef Rome is currently the Food Editor
for Brides Noir Magazine and has also made frequent appearances on
Chicago morning news programs and been featured in the Chicago
Sun-Times and The Washington Post.

Also part of the Rome’s Joy team are Chef Claude Ako, Executive
Chef for Rome’s Joy and Patrice Koffi, sous chef. Both gentlemen
have decades of experience in fine dining at Spago and other

Rome’s Joy provides catering for a variety of occasions and a diverse
client base. Rome’s Joy is presently the exclusive caterer at the historic
Parkway Ballroom (4455 S. King Drive Chicago, Illinois). Rome’s Joy
is contributing culinary art and singularly sensational event planning to
the redevelopment of Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Through its off-site catering, Rome’s Joy serves such clients as The
University of Chicago, N’Digo Magazine, The Richmond Group and
other professional institutions and corporations. Clients working with
Rome’s Joy experience unparalleled customer service and one of a
kind good food.


As Event Management Intern he/she will work with the teams responsible for putting together
detailed plans to execute a full line-up of events. The candidate must be able to work independently. The
event organizer is hands-on and will require working as part of a team. You will need to complete a wide
range of activities requiring clear, effective communication, critical thinking, excellent organizational skills
and attention to detail. You must be able to work well under pressure, make decisions and ensure the
smooth and efficient running of an event. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to fund
raising, communication with vendors, and event staff, and other duties as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordination with event partners and partner staff
• Working with a team to obtain proper permits
• Working with a team to plan and execute all logistical items for clients
• Working with a team to organize catering
• Working with a team to coordinate staffing
• Prepare logistic documents for all vendors
• Day of event management
• Post event evaluation
• All other duties approved by supervisor.


Required Education and/or Experience: Must be at least 18 years old and have transportation. Able
to pass a criminal background . Flexible schedule.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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