Sodexo Operations LLC Catering Manager 3 in ADA, Ohio

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Unit Description

Are you an experienced Catering Manager that has a passion for high end catering?

Relocation Assistance Available!!

Sodexo Campus Services is seeking an creative Catering Manager 3 to round out our outstanding management team at Ohio Northern University located in quaint Ada , Ohio! Located in northwest Ohio, Adais 69 miles from Toledo, Ohio, and 80 miles from Columbus. Ohio Northern offers a unique opportunity to grow your career on a campus with a small town atmosphere! This Catering Manager will oversee an innovative, high end catering program for high end, high profile client as well as oversee the day to day catering scheduling/technical delivery of campus catering.

This Catering Manager 3 will create catering experiences that exceed culinary and service expectations while enhancing client program objectives. This position is responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events, management of up to 25 associates, and will work closely with our talented Executive Chef. You will oversee all catering operations with an annual catering volume of $350K. We catering all types of events from off site events as well as on campus and varying from casual coffee service to lunch meetings to high end VIP events at the Universities President's house.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events and have demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management as well as strong writing, costing, menu development and pricing skills, as well as exceptional customer service skills. Experience directing catering operations, implementing new offerings, and event sales are important - and a background in marketing and social media is a plus ! Additional skills include experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong catering experience including solid financial acumen and deep understanding of the technical delivery aspect of catering - as well as event management and sales.

  • High volume catering / banquet experience from Campus or Banquet/Conference Center background.

  • High profile and High End catering – attention to detail and providing exceptional catering service - developing creative options to fit our client's needs.

  • Ability to build and mentor a solid catering team who share same level commitment and passion to catering: quality presentation, customer service, professionalism.

  • Ability to multi-task and delegate to coordinate multiple events at a time and utilize a systems-based approach to meet each event’s time-lines/specifications and quality of product.

  • A demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management.

  • A strong writing, costing, menu development and pricing skills.

In addition to Sodexo's competitive pay and fantastic manager benefits. Additionally, there is an opportunity for tuition assistance by the University for this account.

Sodexo Campus Services - committed to enhancing the learning environment on campus through world-class food and facilities services and we welcome you to join our team with this career opportunity.

Learn more about what Sodexooffers at Ohio Northern University!

Position Summary

Manages all catered events. Hires, schedules, and trains catering staff. Works with clients/customers to arrange and follow through on all catering details and to ensure all special requests are met. Directs setup for events. Responsible for pricing, billing and resolving customer complaints. Develops menu/costing.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma or GED

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years 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.

System ID 56788

Location US - OH - ADA

Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Food Service

Type Full-Time