1+ months

Catering Manager 2

Hershey, PA 17033

Unit Description

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Sodexo is looking for a Catering Manager 2


Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 2 for a New Sodexo Account at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey PA!   


The position will report directly to the Operations Manager.  The position is a hands on position that requires nights and weekends. This position requires that you meet with all the clients and build up an excellent relationship with the entire Health Care campus community. Our Catering Manager will directly supervise anywhere from 1 - 10 events at a time and will need to have a flexible schedule as events may be days, nights, weekends and some holidays. This position also requires that you hire and train a professional catering staff. Catering services include high level catering.


This would be a great opportunity for someone with multiple years of Catering experience. If you have experience at all service levels from coffee services, served meals, drop-offs to high profile events and everything in between, this would be a great opportunity for you. Proven ability to plan, coordinate, setup and execute high profile specialty events numerous times during the year is key to success at this account. Organizational and planning skills as well as experience overseeing events are areas where the candidates need to have a proven track record and can speak to this experience in detail. Maintaining a keen interest of food, trends, and unique presentations as well as a desire to establish new looks, tastes and flavors in this operation will also aid in the success of the account. 


Is this opportunity right for you?

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry.


Are you the experienced Catering manager were seeking?


We are looking for candidates who can:

  • identify internal/external customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • educate and develop rapport with internal/external customers and promote partnerships;
  • promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs; and
  • coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.


Your success will be measured by your ability to:

  • maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction;
  • ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

The best qualified candidate will have the following:


- Experience with both casual and fine dining catering/banquet management

- Prior high volume catering service experience

- Experience training and leading a catering staff

- Experience with catering set up and execution

- Experience writing catering menus

- Experience coordinating and executing multiple events daily

- Experience with labor controls, managing catering inventory and using catering software

- Excellent customer and client relations skills

- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

- An ability to transform spaces and create an experience for guests

- The ability to work with clients on creating events to their exacting detail

- Culinary acumen is preferred

- Union experience a plus


Learn more about Sodexos Benefits 


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Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Retail Management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry.



Position Summary

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. - Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference service events. 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 - High School Diploma or GED

Basic Management Experience - 1 year

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


Posted: 2021-03-09 Expires: 2021-05-08

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