Sodexo is seeking Catering Manager 2 for Berea College in Berea, KY
Berea College is a 3.5M total revenue account located just outside of Lexington and Richmond KY. Account has retail, resident dining, catering and conferences. This position will manage all catering and conference business.
Berea is a "work" institution and the employee base is mostly students. Catering takes place both on and off campus, college events as well as private parties. Events can be a small coffee break or a large outdoor picnic for 1000+. The college president entertains frequently, with high level events from small to large. The summer conference business is steady. This position will support growth of both catering and conferences, with a focus on sales.
The Catering Manager assists with pricing, menu costing, and billing as needed. Works with clients/customers to arrange and follow through on all catering details and to ensure all special requests are met. Maintains composure in difficult situations. Follows up with clients for feedback after events. Hires, schedules, trains and develops catering staff. Maintains employee and vendor relations to run a successful catering operation. Ensures all HACCP safety protocols are strictly followed by all employees. Establishes operating standards, implements and communicates quality improvements to employees. Meets deadlines and deliverables. Demonstrates eagerness, enthusiasm, optimism, passion, and integrity on the job.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and will have/be:
demonstrated knowledge of catering and catering logistics, casual and fine dining, and banquet management;
creative, has excellent event execution/planning skills, and is visionary in regard to buffet presentations;
excellent interpersonal skills and excels in client/customer, guest, and employee relations;
excellent communication skills;
ability to work independently and with others managers to manage the daily operations of the catering department through direct supervision of non-exempt/hourly employees, including hiring, orientating, scheduling, training, and developing employees;
excellent time management skills, adapts well to dynamic change, and is driven to get the job done with excellence in a timely manner;
high level of integrity and considers the best interest of our employees, clients/customers, and our operation;
experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems;
anticipates problems that may affect customer experience and financial requirements and moves quickly to correct them with little or no impact to customer relations or the operation; and
Financial ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with material costs, labor, procurement compliance and controllable expenses.
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Oversight of catering activities for a small to mid-size location/unit with $500k-$1M in managed catering volume. Medium complexity with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering events. Strong client interaction.Key Duties- Oversight of Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and use of catering programs to direct daily catering events including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement
Basic Management Experience
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