“Just Doing My Job” by SRC

flatironEvery week I talk to my dad, a “New Yorker” born and raised, and he asks me what I’ve been up to. I begin by recounting the most current details of my job at which point he politely interrupts and asks me; “but what are you doing for fun?” I assure him that I’m taking every advantage the city has to offer in terms of nightlife, culture and fabulous food but remind him that I moved here with the intent of finding a career that I thoroughly enjoy, a career that won’tt leave me counting the days, hours and minutes until the coveted weekend. I remind him that through my work I have opportunities for fun and excitement not readily available to everyone in NYC.

In addition to my responsibilities in marketing, private events and catering I have the unique opportunity of coordinating my restaurant’s presence at fundraising events throughout New York. The City Harvest’s Bid Against Hunger, Autism Speaks and PJ Wine’s Spanish Wine Festival Benefiting Action Against Hunger are just a few of the events our restaurant supports each year. My favorite event, however, is the annual Celebrate Flatiron Chefs event which supports urban green space and free kids programs, concerts, art and readings in Madison Square Park. I’ve participated in the event three years in a row and this year, having moved into a new office at the north west corner of the park, the cause is even closer to my heart.  Much of the event’s success is  attributed to Maggie Landau, of Madison Square Park Conservancy, who does an amazing job of organizing a flawless and highly enjoyable event. The soiree takes place every July under the Elm Trees in Madison Park. Approximately 25 Flatiron Restaurants and 15 beverage sponsors present delectable morsels and luscious libations to a discerning NYC audience.

On this one night of the year my colleagues and I escape the confines of the restaurant and hit the great outdoors.  Grilling in the park, talking to our faithful restaurant regulars and those who have not yet had the opportunity to dine with us, but most of all we enjoy each other’s company, good food and good wine in the city we all love. We are thankful that we have the luxury of serving the public and being able to raise funds for the areas in which we work and live in this great city of ours. Viva La NYC!

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One Response to ““Just Doing My Job” by SRC”

  1. RonC (Dad) Says:

    In the past I thought that I had in my past some very fun jobs, but to be a Bon Vivant in NYC and get paid for it far surpasses my idea of fun jobs. I’m more than proud of my hard working/playing daughter and all she’s accomplished in her life. Viva Simone!

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