Catering Manager 3

Sodexo USA Boca Raton , FL 33427

Posted 3 months ago

Unit Description

Sodexo's universities segment is seeking a dynamic Catering Manager 2 for our premiere account at Lynn University. Lynn University is a small private university located 20 miles South of Palm Beach and 25 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale, in Boca Raton, Florida. Lynn University is a private university in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 1962, its students come from all over the USA and approximately 80 other nations: 24% of students have citizenship in countries outside the United States. This accredited University is nationally ranked for its innovative Dining program featuring the Elmore Dining Commons, a 24-hour resident dining facility, and multiple retail accounts: Christine's Bistro and the Perper Coffee House. While also boasting a catering team focused on high end deliverance and multi-tiered experiences. We oversee dining services including resident dining in a brand new, state of the art dining facility, retail and catering. Lynn University has a total enrollment of 3,700 students with resident enrollment of approximately 1100 students and a large commuter population.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will oversee a staff size of approximately 10+ Sodexo hourly associates in a non-union environment.

Are you the experienced catering manager we're seeking?

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • have oversight of day-to-day catering operations;
  • deliver high quality food and service;
  • achieve company and client financial targets and goals;
  • develop and maintain client and customer relationships;
  • develop strategic plans;
  • create a positive environment; and
  • ensure Sodexo and client standards are met.

The ideal candidate:

  • has a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills, as well as previous catering manager experience

  • has culinary experience and a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance;

  • Financial ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with material costs, labor, procurement compliance and controllable expenses.

  • has the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service;

  • can demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and

  • can demonstrate working knowledge of Sodexo Catering Standards

  • Relocation Assistance Available*

Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions. Large amount of high profile 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.

  • Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference services. Works with client and customers to design events.- Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards in various environments. Drives the Zero Harm mindset.- Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary- Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement

  • Associate's Degree Basic Management Experience

  • 2 years Basic Functional Experience 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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