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Dorothy Hopton

Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner
Dorothy Hopton

10024, United States

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Board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dorothy Hopton enrolled in Columbia University School of Nursing following an outstanding career in the restaurant industry. Founding Harty-Hopton Caterers, Inc., after earning her Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College, Dorothy Hopton and her business partner turned the Pittsfield catering company into a popular choice among residents of western Massachusetts. Actively involved with food preparation as well as administrative duties, Dorothy Hopton often joined her staff of 12 on events such as museum benefits and weekend festivals. Some of Dorothy Hopton's additional business duties included overseeing payrolls and budgets, organizing promotions, teaching employees, and establishing business relationships. Throughout Dorothy Hopton's eight years with Harty-Hopton Caterers Inc., she received training from famous New York City chefs. At Picholine and FRESCO by Scotto, Dorothy Hopton served as an Assistant Pastry Cook for Terrance Brennan and Assistant Pastry Chef for Vincent Scotto, respectively. Renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres also employed Dorothy Hopton as a Stagiaire. Beyond Harty-Hopton Caterers Inc., Dorothy Hopton also ran two seasonal Massachusetts restaurants—one a Shaker-inspired café at Hancock Shaker Village, and the other, a French-style bistro called the Courtyard Café, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. After nearly a decade, Dorothy Hopton joined Restaurant Associates as the Executive Dining Room Manager for top financial firms United Bank of Switzerland and Morgan Stanley. Dorothy Hopton continued efforts to educate this larger staff about food preparation and other important elements of the job during daily staff meetings, while performing administrative functions such as hiring new employees, handling payroll, and developing the staff schedule. In this role, Dorothy Hopton played a crucial role in many of the companies' corporate events and dinner parties. In the pursuit of her degrees in nursing, Dorothy Hopton emerged as an impressive student, receiving an invitation to join the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2007, the Eastern Nursing Research Society bestowed upon Dorothy Hopton a First Place Award for Outstanding BS Poster Presentation at the 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society. When she is not working, Dorothy Hopton enjoys running and hiking, listening to classical music and attending performing arts events, particularly ballet. She continues to indulge her passion for cooking, as well.


Dorothy Hopton - Professional Experience:     


Sherry-Lehmann Wine, New York, NY

Customer service associate

Wine Store

New York, NY US10/1/2004 — 05/1/2005

Managed all aspects of customer service related issues and order related inquires. Position focused on communicating with customers and staff, on the phone, computer, and in person to resolve sales related issues.In addition to above responsibilities, worked as sales associate for Sherry-Lehmann's complete portfolio of wines.

Restaurant Associates, Exeutive Dining Rooms at Morgan Stanley and UBS

Executive Dining Room Manager

Food and corporate events

New York, NY US04/1/1999 — 09/1/1999

Managed internal events for the executive dining rooms of Morgan Stanley and United Bank of Switzerland. Organized and managed daily dining events, and corporate functions in the Excutive Dining and conference rooms of Morgan Stanley.Supervised large and diverse staff of 30 in addition to assistant manager; planned, organized and developed training for staff. Hired staff. Conducted daily staff meetings, managed weekly budget reports, weekly staff schedule, and weekly payroll.
Coordinated and supervised large dinner events, conference events, and lunch functions. 

Harty-Hopton Caterers Inc., Independent catering company

Owner,director, and manager of company with business partner Heather Harty.

Cafe and Catering company in Western Massachusetts

Pittsfield, MA US04/1/1990 — 11/1/1998

Designed and organized all aspects of busy catering company. Operated two seasonal Cafes: one at Hancock Shaker Village from May-November; in addition, operated seasonal Cafe at the Sterling and Francine Cark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. In addition to day today operations of cafes also catered on site events in both museums as needed & required.>Designed and planned Shaker inspired menus, created recipes; trained kitchen crew and front of house staff for Cafe, and off-site catered events. >Hired, scheduled, & supervised staff of 12 employees >Managed day to day operations, including food preperation, and all aspects of financial operations. >Coordinated advertising, solicited sales, negotiated yearly renewable contract > Planned & organized & supervised special events & off-site catered functions >Planned and directed satellite catering operations for weekend festivals>Planned & negotiated sucessful proposal for Shaker-inspired Cafe, at Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA. > Developed & negotiated sucessful proposal for a French-style bistro: Courtyard Cafe, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. ( seasonal Cafe 1992-1995).Off Season worked in NYC: - Assistant Pastry Chef under Chef Terrance Brennan at Picholine, NY, NY - Assistant Pastry Chef under Chef Vincent Scotto, at Fresco's by Scotto, NY, NY. -Stagiere in pastry under Chef Jacques Torres at Le Cirque & Circo, NY, NY.



Dorothy Hopton - Education:     


Columbia University School of Nursing

Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science (MS)

New York, NY US09/1/2007 — 02/1/2010

Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International ( Alpha Zeta chapter) American Nurses Credentialing Center: Board Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, ANP-BC,(September 1, 2010).

Columbia University School of Nursing


Bachelor of Science (BS)

New York, NY US05/1/2006 — 02/1/2010

Eastern Nursing Research Society, Award for Outstanding BS Poster Presentation 1st Place ( For outstanding poster presentation at the 19th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Research Society April 2007-Providence, RI

Sarah Lawrence College

Liberal Arts, English,Theatre

Bachelor of Arts(BA)

New York, NY US09/1/1982 — 06/1/1986

Active in the theatre Department


Dorothy Hopton - Interests:    


Professional Organizations:
American Nurses Association

Hobbies / Activities:
Yoga, running, classical music, ballet





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