Meet the Dream Team: Danielle

Hailing from Florida, Director of Sales Danielle Makram joined the Dream team in January 2021. Whether it’s on the phone or in person, she spends her days building relationships with current and prospective clients.

When she’s not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, 6-month-old daughter, and their two dogs, Calvin and Doug. She absolutely loves brunch (don’t we all?) and trying new restaurants. 

Read on to learn more about Danielle!

Danielle Makram

How long have you been in the industry?

I’ve been working in hospitality since I was 17! I started at a resort back home in Florida where I would work on my college breaks wherever they needed extra hands.

And then after college, I started a full-time position at the same resort, organizing private events, and that’s when I really fell in love with the industry. 

What got you into sales?

Sales for me is getting to know people and getting to know their vision, and I love that. I love getting to ask questions and building those relationships from the very beginning.

What are some of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis? 

There never seem to be enough hours in the day! I’ve had to really practice time-management; my clients always come first.

What’s one of the weirdest questions you’ve been asked? 

I just had a couple ask for a Thanksgiving themed wedding menu for their summer wedding, but I loved it because it was so outside of the box!

Stuffing Served in Bowl

What’s one of the most commonly asked questions on a sales call? 

“How much will it cost?” All of our menus are tailor-made to each client based on their catering needs; we customize something for each and every call that comes through.

Do you have any advice for clients who are looking for a caterer? 

Tell them exactly what you’re looking for, or what you’re NOT looking for, because that’s just as helpful!

What’s your favorite part about your job? 

I have two… the people I work with and being so close to a kitchen. So many things to taste! 

Hors d'oeuvres Station
Wedding Reception Tablesetting With Plated Salads