Our Story

It all started with Rosanna. Who Grew up in a strict Italian household, by honest and hardworking immigrants. Starting at age 12, Rosanna picked up any job she could find. Gaining work experience and learning trade secrets in bridal salons, bakeries, supermarkets, restaurants, and with caterers. Rosanna learned at a young age how important it is to take pride in her work, regardless of what that work was. She didn’t know it then, but this mindset would become the foundation of everything Rosanna does, including Enjoy Your Party.

Then came the 90’s! As a full-time working mother of two, Rosanna decided she needed a change of pace. In order to spend more time at home with her children, she quit her full-time job at a car dealership and started working on the weekend for caterers. But Rosanna is different than most. She would not simply work an event. Rather she would take initiative and run the entire thing! At every event she serviced, she would say to the host, “Please let me do the work for you so that you can Enjoy Your Party!”

After working catered events, Rosanna soon realized there was a demand for professional wait staff in the industry. This sparked a new business venture. In 1996, Rosanna set up an office in her home, hired 5 employees, most of which are still with EYP today, and trained them to work catered events in private homes and Banquet Halls. Thus, Enjoy Your Party, Inc was born! Rosanna’s client list rapidly grew, and in 1998, Enjoy Your Party became incorporated with a focus on providing the best wait staff possible for events in Northern New Jersey.

As the business grew so did the Morlando family. Rosanna was soon joined in this endeavor by her husband Pat, who left his full-time job and used his own corporate experience to quickly expand the business. Bringing our commitment to professional service from private events to Corporate functions across the whole state of New Jersey. Pat was instrumental in establishing our relationship with National Food Service Groups such Aramark and Sodexo. He didn’t stop there though, Pat then established Enjoy Your Party as a franchise which has so far brought Enjoy Your Party to Florida and Pennsylvania.

By 2017, the entire Morlando Family was fully on board the EYP train. Maria and Joe graduated college and went to work full time. Both taking on administrative roles in office and managing events in the field as well. To this day you will still find all 4 family members on event sites, using the hands-on approach and leading by example to make sure our staff are on track and our clients are happy!

While Rosanna has taken a well-deserved step back and enjoys much of her time in Sunny Florida. The Morlando Family, along with their 300+ employees, work every day to keep the dream going and to expand the business further. There is so much of this story still too write and we look forward to every chapter that comes next!

Our Team

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Rosanna Morlando – CEO

Rosanna Morlando established Enjoy Your Party in 1996 as a small business. Over the past 25+ years she has worked endlessly to grow and develop the company into the success it is today. Her Long-Island Charm and over the top personality has made her a staple in the industry. In many cases her reputation as the industries best, truly precedes her.

To say Rosanna is an inspiration is an understatement. She has led by example since the beginning and everything we do today we do it with her in mind.

Our staff go to her to discuss not only work-related topics. But often for the tough-love life advice only an Italian American mother can give. She is the true Matriarch of her business and family.

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Patrick Morlando – President & CEO

Pat is the office godfather. If there could ever be one. He helped and supported Rosanna from the very beginning. When the time came for him to make the jump out of Corporate America and into Enjoy Your Party full time. He did not hesitate. Pat brings his calm demeanor and traditional business sense to an otherwise fast changing and sometimes hectic industry.

This has proven to be a necessity as he serves not only as CEO but mentor to his two children and all other employees alike. Pat is constantly looking for creative ways to drive the business forward.

Despite how many times Joe mentions it, he is NOT interested in retiring or slowing down any time soon!

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Maria Morlando – Event Coordinator, Workforce Dev. Manager

Maria manages our day to day office operations and the Event Coordination and Management division. She will help you coordinate your entire event down to the napkin color and be on site the day of to make sure everything runs according to plan.

When she is not planning the event, she is training the staff on how to work them! With a degree in Education, Maria Morlando keeps our staff on track with a comprehensive training program she wrote and developed to ensure EYP staff are knowledgeable and well trained on their work assignments.

In addition to in class training, she also frequently visits job sites to fine tune the employee skills. Be sure to look for her at the next event!

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Giuseppe (Joe) Morlando – Corporate Manager, Staff Administrator

Although his resume lists October 1995 (His Birthday) as his official start date. Joe began working events around the age of 13. Helping to wash dishes and do side work while his parents and older sister often ran the show. In May of 2017, Joe earned his degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University.

His graduation ceremony was on a Friday. He worked an event on Saturday and reported for duty in office on Monday morning. From there he started managing the schedule. Pairing our employees with jobs that fit their expertise on events across the state.

Joe has spent the last 6 years working to modernize the business while maintaining that close eye and relationship focused management style he learned from his parents.

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Stephanie Brown – Administrative Assistant

The newest member of our office. Coming from a background in corporate food service management. Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge and pays close attention to the details. Which is why she has become such an important part of our team. Since her first day, she took on the challenge of organizing our file systems. We were amazed at both her efficiency as well her ability to multitask. Stephanie helps keep our team organized and our operation streamlined and has improved how we do things substantially in such a short amount of time.  She is a mom, a working professional, kindhearted- reality TV aficionado and we are so happy to have her on our team!

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Kate Diquollo – Scheduling Coordinator

Kate began working with us in October of 2022. What started as an assistant position, helping Joe expedite staff schedules. She quickly transformed it into a lead role of her own. Our clients put their trust in her to make sure they are matched with the right staff for the job.

A responsibility she does not shy away from. Kate works closely with our staff. Many of which have been with us for decades. She has developed such strong relationships with them and has exceeded all expectations in such a short amount of time.

We can’t wait to see what comes next!