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  • Home Page SlideshowCelebrate special occasions with Union Square Events! For venue ideas like the timeless Harold Pratt House, please visit our Venue page.
  • Home Page SlideshowThe Bourbon Apple Cocktail adds a wonderfully festive touch to any holiday celebration, as featured in a recent event at Conrad New York in Battery Park City.
  • Home Page Slideshow"What a wedding, and you were fabulous! Perfection. Love the whole team!" Speak to an Event Manager about your wedding and custom cake here.
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Union Square Events is the event services business of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group

Ron Parker

Managing Partner

As Managing Partner of Union Square Events, Ron has led the company’s evolution from a single-focus catering operation into culture, sports and large scale events by building key strategic relationships with new business partners of like-minded focus intent upon improving the guest experience.

Prior to USE, Ron held key leadership positions at parent company Union Square Hospitality Group for over 4 years, from Operations Manager of all USHG’s acclaimed restaurants to Building and Opening Coordinator of the company’s four food service operations at MoMa (The Modern, Café 2, Terrace 5 and Art Food).

John Harenda

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations for Union Square Events, John is responsible for developing and implementing best practices for the companies’ catering, sports and large-scale event divisions to continually move the business forward, and expand existing operations.

Prior to joining Union Square Events in July 2012, John spent the past decade working with some of the most prominent catering companies and large-scale event producers in NYC and Chicago (including Beyond Events, Patina Group, Restaurant Associates’ Golf Division, and Abigail Kirsch) guiding Operations and Joint Ventures with the focus of establishing successful standards of protocol.

Ted Zizlesperger

Regional Manager of Sports & Entertainment

As the Regional Manager, Ted is responsible for USSE’s growing Sports & Entertainment properties, including the operational success of Citi Field, Saratoga Race Course, Nationals Park, and Public Fare at the Delacorte Theater.

Prior to joining USE in 2009, Ted held key operational management positions at Restaurant Associates businesses, and later POS Company Positouch in the New York Metro area.

Ted is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management.