Affairs to Remember Caterers, Atlanta’s first Zero Waste Zones caterer, today announced that General Manager Patrick Cuccaro has been appointed to the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council (YSBAC), an international team that provides Yelp—the leading local review site and mobile application, with approximately 78 million monthly unique visitors (in Q2 2012)—insight on ways to help local businesses connect with consumers.
In addition to 20 years with Affairs to Remember Caterers, Mr. Cuccaro is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Restaurant Association and brings to the Yelp Council a distinguished 25-year career in the hospitality industry. Additionally, his former experience includes a laudable career as a playwright and theatre owner, as well as a strong marketing and advertising background.
Yelp’s Small Business Advisory Council was started in 2010. Of the 19 members on this year’s YSBAC team, seven are veteran members and 12 are new and the team is made up of business owners from the United States, Canada, and Europe. The Council’s goal is, in part, to provide input on existing Yelp features and policies, products under development, and brainstorm new ideas with regard to interacting with local businesses.
Cuccaro will represent the Southeastern United States along with one other YSBAC member (Louisiana), and is the only Council member from Georgia, which is home to approximately 3,000 restaurants in Atlanta alone and more than 16,000 restaurants statewide. Cuccaro is one of eight food professionals on the international Council.
Patrick Cuccaro, General Manager at Affairs to Remember Caterers, said, “I’m incredibly excited and deeply honored to be a contributor to Yelp. I’ve been a long-time fan and enthusiast for this Social Media giant and am looking forward to working with such a diverse group of fellow Council members. A year from now, I hope that I’ll be sharing even more of Yelp’s remarkable innovation in connecting consumers with local small businesses.”
About Affairs to Remember Caterers Affairs to Remember Caterers is one of the largest privately held, full-service luxury catering companies in the United States. Our award-winning services include expertise in off-premise catering, site selection, décor, music, entertainment, tent rental, lighting, linens, ice carvings and photography. Our 35 years of success can be attributed to the company’s innovative menus, impeccable service, attention to detail, and reliability. Clients count on us to guide them through an exciting, memorable experience. For more information, please call (404) 872-7859 or visit www.affairs.com.