How I made it: Mary Micucci, owner of Along Came Mary Events

Jun 02, 2013 819

By Richard Verrier

The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood's leading catering and special events businesses. Often called the "caterer to the stars," Micucci has handled more than 400 movie premieres, from "Titanic" in 1997 to "The Hangover Part III" earlier this month, as well as numerous Grammy, Emmy and Academy Awards parties. She has also catered events for numerous celebrities, including Barbra Streisand's wedding to actor James Brolin in 1998.

The food business wasn't an obvious career path for Micucci, a former flight attendant who also worked as a cocktail waitress while she was a student at Cal State L.A., where she got her degree in psychology and communications. Months after graduating in 1975, she founded the company, initially as an all-women bartending and waitress service at a time when women were discouraged from working behind the bar.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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