Andrea Correale, President, Elegant Affairs Caterers
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.
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.
Andrea Correale has been the driving force behind the Elegant Affairs brand for over two decades. It takes a lot of commitment, hard work and true passion to build a business from the ground up – Andrea has all that and more. She continues to lead with enthusiasm looking forward to an even brighter future for herself, her team and the entire Elegant Affairs family!