Catering Manager & Operations Support:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the catering events team as a Catering Manager. In this role, you will be planning catering events and assist with operational duties. The ideal candidate will have experience working in conference centers or have a hotel CSM background. The individual will provide direction to the on-site event coordinators. The ability to troubleshoot, remain calm and deal with problems as they arise is critical. It will be the responsibility of the Catering Manager to ensure every aspect of the catering functions at the event is running smoothly and effectively.
Supervises the catering functions including delivery, setup, refresh and strike in conjunction with the catering coordinators
Oversees the coordinators on-site and organize all events in partnership with the clients
Monitor the overall maintenance of the office and ensure supplies are that are needed are ordered for the office
Ensures all customer requirements in regards to catering are in place each day
Provide support and communication to the on-site catering team ensuring all set ups are attractive, set on time and in accordance with F&B standards
Continually inspect meeting rooms and public areas to assure proper sets and cleanliness
Assures daily cleaning and maintenance of all meeting rooms
Schedule porters when requested
Assist Conference Planning Team by greeting all groups each day if needed
Work schedule based on business demands/Flexible hours
Maintain exceptional follow-up with guests, co-workers, and staff.
Ancillary support to planning team during peak months as business demand warrants in addition to support to the planning team during vacations, illnesses or leave of absences as business demand warrants.
These physical demands represent the physical requirements necessary for an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.
From time to time, ability to lift up to 55 pounds- i.e. assist in moving tables, chairs or boxes
Qualifications, Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 2 years conference services/hotel and operating experience
Requires excellent professional communication skills, both verbal and written
Must be detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills
Must have excellent leadership capability and client relationship skills
Professional, assertive and positive with a proven ability to develop and lead in a team environment
Working knowledge of industry standards
Possess a strong creative awareness
Time management skills a must
Must possess computer literacy skills, i.e. Windows –based (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Salary commensurate with experience. Allowance for health benefits.
Location/Region: District of Columbia