Compass Group, North America CATERING DIRECTOR in NEW YORK, New York
Posted Date: May 14, 2019
CulinArt Group operates over 250 onsite corporate, higher education, private school, healthcare and destination recreation/leisure dining facilities in 18 states, including cafés, coffee bars, concessions, executive dining, catering and conference dining, social catering/special events, office coffee service and vending. CulinArt’s extremely diverse client portfolio affords great opportunities for career advancement within the company, across multiple industry segments and geographic regions.
Working as a Catering Director, you will effectively plan events & meetings for this higher educational location from start to finish while keeping the guests and operations in mind by maximizing space and generating monthly metrics. Confer with customers and team members in all phases of their meeting/conference to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Maintain excellent relationships with the client and their guests, as well as other departments within the operations.
Work directly with the Food Service Director or Executive Chef to ensure all catering menu proposals are presented to the client accurately & effectively
Be able to adjust schedule to meet business demands
Strong knowledge of how catering events operate, buffet service, high-end cocktail events and plated table service.
Manage "on-the-floor" activities, confers with customers, service staff both on-site union and agency wait staff teams
Hire, train and schedule catering associates and is actively involved in the development of existing associates in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures
Menu development and marketing functions as they relate to the catering department
Strive to make constant improvements in the event operation - research alternative products of either higher quality or lower cost review, propose new display wares, beverage recipes, menu items to chef / initiate seasonal offerings; improve standards of service and event operation design
Book, select and cost menu items, pricing contracts, and resourcing temporary help and equipment experience
Assist in cafe operations when needed
The individual will maintain the highest standards of food quality, presentation, sanitation and safety
2 -4 years of experience in the hospitality industry including 1 year of supervisory experience - college/university preferred
The ability to plan, oversee and execute events with emphasis on detail
Outstanding communication and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
Possess knowledge of current food trends
Strong computer skills - MS Office
Must have strong customer relation skills and be team oriented
Must be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefs
Prepare and monitor budgets; financial targets and forecasts
Maintain local clients database and build and maintain relationship with vendors
Must have a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends when needed
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