1+ months

Catering Manager 3

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Unit Description

Do you have a passion for food and strong leadership skills?


Sodexo Corporate Services is looking for a creative, energetic, and most enthusiastic Catering Manager 3 to lead it's catering department for an exciting new piece of business. This is a high profile and visible role. Innovation and thinking outside the box attitude required. This position will be responsible for close to 1 million in revenue. This person will supervise about several hourly employees per event and will collaborate with General Manager and Chef. This position will be responsible for executing catering events for out client.


Great Opportunity for a seasoned Catering Manager for a New Sale in central Michigan. This site will be at a Client Corporate Headquarters and will have high client visibility. This client facing position will need to have the ability to drive results through others while delivering high end catering.  The right candidate will need to drive financial results while also ensuring a consistent catering vision.


Why apply to this position?

  • This position offers a predominantly Monday through Friday daytime schedule (with the need to flex as business requires)
  • This position involves great variety daily
  • There is a great opportunity to make an impact and build a great team
  • Sodexo provides unparalleled opportunities for career advancement
  • You have independence and autonomy
  • You report to an experienced and knowledgeable manager

We are seeking Catering Manager candidates with the following experience:

  • Catering Manager exp, conference center booking exp
  • Coordinating special events, customer services oriented.
  • Experience managing multiple Executive Catering events from start to finish
  • Hands on, able to go above and beyond for client
  • Experience training and leading catering staff on high level customer service
  • Exceptional communication skills, professional and customer services oriented.This position will work closely with the client and Sodexo General Manager. 
  • Knowledgeable of MS Office programs/Familiar with Sodexo programs is a plus
  • Customer-driven and strong track record of in organizational development, time management and detail oriented
  • Experience training & developing hourly/management staff, supervising and coaching
  • Experience working with other chefs to assure food quality, menu, recipe, techniques, menu developing, food & labor cost


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 or equivalent experienceBasic 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.


Posted: 2019-12-25 Expires: 2020-02-23

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