Catering Manager



Job Description Are you an experienced Catering Manager that has a passion for catering and working with the public and is looking for an exciting and challenging new position?

Perkins Management Service Company is looking for an experienced, high energy, catering manager to oversee the catering department at our client site, Johnson C. Smith..

The successful candidate will have a proven background in catering and presentation with exceptional customer service. The Catering Manager is responsible for supervision and support in planning catering events of varying sizes and levels and ensuring that all Perkins higher education catering brand standards and initiatives are consistently achieved.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events and have demonstrated knowledge in the details associated with casual and fine dining and banquet management. Experience directing catering operations, implementing new offerings and culinary skills are a plus. Additional skills include experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems.

Develop and be accountable for a safety culture that creates a work environment where no one gets hurt.Directly supervise catering operations including such duties as coordination of staff and rental equipment, set-up, preparation, service, and break down of catered foods, beverages, and events of varying size and complexity.

Assist with booking of events, selecting and costing menu items, and pricing as needed.

Responsible for hiring, discipline, performance reviews, and initiating pay increases of employees.

Coordinate activities with other internal departments. Participate in management team meetings. Interface with vendors and key service users within client organization.

Facilitate external customer relations; represent Perkins and the client at any and all meetings and events.

Ensure that appropriate sanitation, organization, and safety standards are met through the use of checklists, hands-on supervision, and follow-up.

Prepare banquet room for the function

Display excellent customer service and maintain a well-groomed, neat appearance

Serve meals and beverage in accordance with catering protocol

Properly set tables for special functions

Load and unload event equipment into catering vehicles, following all truck safety procedures.

Maintain storage rooms and supplies in an orderly fashion

Maintain equipment and all other catering supplies

Participate in all catering training programs; help to develop and implement training programs for hourly, part-time, and student employees.

3+ years of catering experience required.

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