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Starting from Scratch: Andrea Correale's Journey to Starting the Region's Most Sought After Event Planning Company

  • The Muttontown Club 5933 Northern Boulevard East Norwich, NY, 11732 United States (map)

New York City and Hamptons celebrity caterer Andrea Correale has come a long way from her humble yet ambitious beginnings. At just 16 years old, motivated by the one desire every teenager is desperate for – the wheels of freedom, Andrea set out to find a way to make as much money as she could as quickly as possible! This is when Rent-A-Waitress, her first venture as an entrepreneur, was launched. It was a simple business model humbly run right out of her childhood home in Long Island New York. Needless to say it accomplished what was intended and so much more.

After experiencing moderate success, Andrea’s focus was clear, she knew the next right step was to enter the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at New York Institute of Technology. During the course of her studies she continued to run events working with private chefs growing the Rent-A-Waitress brand. By graduation day she was proud to say she employed and managed a staff of 40 people. There was no doubt that bigger and better things were on the horizon. Once she completed her degree she felt ready to move on to the next phase of her professional development. Elegant Affairs, a full service off-premise catering and event planning company was born. It began small and quickly grew into what it is today, a successful company sought out for its commitment to excellence.

Known for her innovative food presentations, Andrea’s passion is to inspire people to entertain at home with style and ease. Her hard work and experience led to an invitation from L’Oreal Paris Academy to be one of their lifestyle and entertaining experts, shortly followed by similar invitations from, Sam’s Club, (1-800 Flowers), Lenox China, and OK! TV. Andrea’s passion, knowledge, and skill set has prompted appearance requests from Bravo, CBS, FOX, HGTV, MTV, NBC, News 12 Long Island, and VH1.

Elegant Affairs has been honored to serve many amazing clients including, Kevin Costner, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Cannon, P. Diddy, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Joel, L.A Reid, Tony Robbins, Russell Simmons, as well as corporate giants such as Amazon, American Express, Audible, American Heart Association, Cirque du Soleil, DuJour Magazine, Ferrari Maserati, Google, HBO, Jimmy Choo, Niche Media, Open Road Media, Ralph Lauren, and Urban Daddy.


The Muttontown Club

5933 Northern Blvd, East Norwich, NY 11732

6:00-7:00 Networking Hour

7:00-8:30 Dinner & Presentation

Includes Wine & Dinner.

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