Ronchi - Event Manager - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Laura Ronchi

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Event Manager

Work History

Sales & Marketing


From January 2014

January - Present

HOSPITALITY Kove Collection
Bungalow - Paranga - Pepenero
Position held:
Assistant General Manager Promoted to General Manager

Event Co-ordinator & Operations / Production Manager

EVENTS & Madame Zingara & Cara Lazuli / Theatre of Dreams

From January 2014

PRODUCTION Position held:
Event Co-ordinator & Operations / Production Manager

Henry's Bar

From January 2014

Position held:

Training of staff

March 2013 - January 2014

Weekly meetings for budgets
Cash ups
Social media and marketing
Staff Appraisals
Wage trackers
General running of the business
Daily reports
Events on shop level
Liquor and stock management
HR on shop level

Moyo V&A Waterfront
Position held:
Marketing and Events Coordinator
October 2012 - January 2013

Responsible for all new systems in place
Hiring and training of new staff
Ideas and execution on all events in house and outsourced
Site inspections
Staff appraisals
Budgets and quotations on all jobs
Sourcing new clients
Social media
Marketing on all levels
Guest liaison
PR and Media

Madame Zingara
Café Paradiso and helped with the opening of Don Pedro's
Position held:
Production and Operations Manager - Freelance

Catering Manager

Sure Fire & C3 Catering

February 2012 - March 2012

(March 2011)

Building of the new website.
Corresponding with SAB, Johannesburg on all internal functions within the group.
Drawing up menus in conjunction with canteen chefs for internal functions.
Ensure quality control maintained.
Establish new channels for clients and networking.
General account administration.

01 January 2014 Handling complaints and queries from SAB (South African Breweries).
Liaising with advertising.
Maintain budgets for new suppliers and finalisation of contracts.
Maintained excellent levels of health and safety according to regulation specifics.
Maintaining and following up with online complaints (blog).
Maintaining good brand relations.
Manage and co-ordinate meetings and action all outputs and tasks on a weekly basis.
Manage staff and ensure that all HR administration in order.
Obtain feedback from clients and action as necessary.
Obtaining best prices on décor and stock.
Payroll management and staff contracts.
Set up canteen systems.
Sourcing new locations for clients.
Styling and co-ordinating food shoots and events.
Training of new staff.
I have recently put through a proposal for a gap in the market within a publication
called the Peoples Post to write a new and exciting recipe column. With a unique
idea they have accepted and will be published on the 27 th May 2008.

Zula Soundbar and Restaurant
Position held:
General Manager
(March 2009 - February 2011)

Hold regular meetings with management for communication and appraisals
Liquor and stock management and control
Sourcing the cheapest prices for ordering of stock
Staff training
Writing training manuals
HR, hiring and firing
Staff incentives
Promotions and sponsorship from liquor companies
Health and safety regulations
PR and Marketing
Log all cash ups and monies
End of month financials
Salaries on QuickBooks (accountancy program)
Responsible for all Systems put in place
Liaising with all Band Members
Sourcing and booking of new and upcoming bands
Payment for...


Event Co

Heading up a new events department
PR and Marketing / Social sites / building new relationships
All events, quotes, staff in house

REASON FOR Family responsibilities

Security management

Obtaining council

Road closure / council
Sourcing sound equipment / cost effective props
Budgets for events
Executing all events from start to finish
Negotiating sponsorship for Events
In charge of shipping the Spiegeltent from Belgium
Location scouting in Cape Town and Joburg
Sourcing accommodation for 100 staff members in CT and Joburg
Logistics for location i.e. water, sewage, electricity
Sourcing décor, sound, lighting, staging, music and performers
Heading up Only on a Sunday concerts from start to finish
Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers and clients
Security management
Management of staff
Signing up of bands for Only on a Sunday Concerts i.e. Watershed, Flat Stanley,
Freshly Ground, Jimi Dludlu,
Press releases
PR and Marketing for Only on a Sunday Concerts and Events
Photo shoots and dealing with production managers
REASON FOR To secure better career prospects

Supervisor / Manager

Lord and Lady Cawdor

Co-ordinating and organising day-to-day lodge activities; catering for picnics and lunches
Meet and greet
Deliveries and collections
Running of the lodge
Front of house guest liaison
Hiring and management of staff
Stock control

Contract had ended.


Jump Productions


Commercial co-ordinator

REASON FOR Contract had ended.
Hyperactive Productions
Position held:
Client Services & DTP
(2000 - 2001)

DTP for smaller clients
Duty Liaising with clients on a frontline basis
Travel arrangements

Shape Magazine
Position held:
Promotions & Marketing

REASON FOR Temporary Assignment

IMPORTANT Deadline driven

Qualifications & Certifications

Business English

Cape College

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