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Catering Manager

Job Description

Oversee all catering events for executive dining room, 270 Park’s 49th and 50th floors.  Work closely with clients to ensure event success, collect and build on attendee and coordinator feedback. Manage relations with clients, employees, and vendors – responsible for success of catering operations. Ensure highest level of customer satisfaction, service excellence, and operational efficiencies.
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage Client Dining events planning staff
  • Ensure completeness of reservations with comprehensive assessment of all related services
  • Act as department lead and coordinator for special functions and catering requests
  • Maintain event space appearance alongside operations manager
  • Oversee outside vendors and décor suppliers; partner to create the appropriate ambience
  • Work with culinary team developing seasonal food and beverage program
  • Coordinate with captains on staffing needs and schedules
  • Maintain professional and productive relationship with executives and their support teams
  • Attend weekly BEO meetings, act as presenter for functions and their related services; coordinate and communicate with team representatives from various departments
  • Effectively cost and price events; ensure timely and accurate charges
  • Assist with maintenance of corporate requirements for line staff, i.e. Code of Conduct, Privacy Awareness, etc.
  • Oversee equipment rental programs, participate in owned equipment programs
  • Assist in leading pre-service meetings with front of house staff in preparation for lunch service and events
  • Engage in staff training, specifically relating to catering service efforts
  • Flexible work schedule allowing for event support during early morning and evening periods
  • 6+ years hospitality experience in high-end, high-volume a la carte restaurant or hotel conferencing
  • Experience in all aspects of dining and catering planning including meeting planning, AV knowledge, and food/beverage experience
  • Proven track record of designing creative solutions for events and meetings
  • Prior managerial experience required, including acting as performance manager for hourly staff
  • Excellent people skills; capable of interacting with people at all levels in a professional and confident manner
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to quickly learn proprietary event software
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
Req #: 160014667
Location: New York, NY US
Job Category: Admin & Facilities Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

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