Affairs to Remember Caterers, Atlanta's first Zero Waste Zones caterer and one of the largest privately held off-premise luxury caterers in the United States, today announced that Patrick Cuccaro, formerly General Manager, and Rich Wilner, formerly Director of Sales, are taking on expanded roles in a strategic shift.
"We have spent the last 36 years burnishing our brand", said Cuccaro, "and now we will focus the next 10 years on leveraging our brand to its fullest." To accomplish that, Mr. Cuccaro and Mr. Wilner, Affairs to Remember’s top two executives, have been promoted to Managing Director and General Manager, respectively.
Wilner is assuming the role played for the preceding 10 years by Cuccaro, heading up the management team that includes the culinary, sales, operations, service, stewarding, linen and warehouse departments.
Cuccaro's role focuses on expanding the reach of the company, forging strategic relationships regionally that include contracts with the Southeast's top event facilities and expansion of services.
The two executives have worked closely for the last 16 years to help create the catering company that was recently awarded the coveted title of "Best Caterer in the South" by Catersource. They have also brought the distinction to the company of being Atlanta's first Zero Waste Zones caterer, a core commitment to sustainability that led to the company last year celebrating having diverted more than 300 tons of recoverable materials away from Georgia's landfills.
Affairs to Remember's leaders have active lives outside of work, as well. Cuccaro is a published playwright whose productions have appeared across the Southeast, the most recent being his musical comedy slammergirls that was produced by Footlight Players at Charleston's world-renowned Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Wilner spends most of his spare time with his family and working with nonprofits.
Affairs to Remember Caterers, over the decades, has earned dozens of prestigious awards and top slots on numerous 'Best Of' lists in Atlanta and nationwide. Wilner said, "I'm honored and proud to lead one of the country's largest and most popular catering companies. I look forward to creatively and strategically using my years of hospitality industry experience and expertise to lead an incredible team to the next evolution in luxury catering."
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 36 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.