Catering Sales and Event Manager

Confidential in Birmingham, AL

  • Industry: Hospitality - Food Services - General Operations Manager - Food Services
  • Type: Full Time
  • $77,210.00 - 202,750.00
position filled
Catering Sales and Event Manager will oversee all aspects of event management in collaboration with National Catering Director. Including but not limited to the following: Responsibilities and Qualifications Coordinate activities/events with the various service contractors, clients, vendors Recruit, train team members for events Collaborate with Marketing and Catering Team on Sales efforts and promotions Prepare proposals for all events, guiding clients in preparation up to event execution, excel proficiency is a must Responsible for interpreting and explaining contract provisions, policies and procedures to all clients Keep clients informed of deadlines including budget, deposit, headcount, menu, floor plan, set up, team support for event Provides clear, concise and timely communication of detailed requirements to operational departments Assists in scheduling event set up to provide equipment and service needs Assists in team recruitment for events Monitors and supervises facility set-up and event team in collaboration with National Catering Director Experienced and able to jump in and fill in gaps where needed in the catering department, including Catering Specialist, Customer Service Representative in the call center, etc. Responsibilities include planning client meetings/food shows, proposals, review of catering services, all following Taziki's Standards and protocol and adhering to all food safety standards and requirements Key communicator to team on all events/goodwill and paid Prepare pack sheets for events Excel in consistent customer service and professionalism Clean and Organize Catering van-maintain service and supplies Communicating with management-needs, feedback, issues, etc. Flexible schedule Clean driving record FOH experience Self-starter Team oriented Proficient in computer skills/programs: Outlook, Word, Gmail, Excel Basic kitchen knowledge using preventative and safety measures at all times Follow and comply with all applicable health and sanitation procedures and adhere to safe work practices Problem solve and be able to think on your feet Respond promptly to client/customer needs and questions, requesting assistance when necessary Strong marketing and selling skills Familiar with Geographical area Set up/execute catering orders according to location requirements (varies among stores) Requirements At least 1 years' experience in event management/catering or equivalent Business minded with relevant courses preferred Ability to follow instructions and adhere to procedures-this is imperative and mandatory Detail oriented Customer service oriented Extensive menu knowledge (catering and dine in after training)- communicate the product to clients/guests Ability to communicate verbally and written effectively to customers and team members Ability to perform physical requirements of position, able to lift 40 lbs. Ability to operate all necessary equipment Well-spoken, articulate and ability to manage different personalities, some that may at times be demanding Strong organizational skills Excellent at time management Stand and walk for extended period of time Bend and stoop to move products and load/unload onto catering van, not to exceed 50 lbs. unassisted Push and pull carts with products weighing up to 100 lbs. Able to convert measurements Operate GPS
Associated topics: assistant general manager, day shift manager, deli manager, food service supervisor, frontend, gerente de cocina, gm, manager, operations, produce manager

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