Sodexo Operations LLC Catering Manager 3 in POUGHKEEPSIE, New York

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Unit Description

Sodexo Dining Services is seeking a Catering Manager 3 for a high profile, high volume account located at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY . Located in the middle of the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley, just ninety miles from New York City, the ideal candidate has a college degree and specialized, well-tuned experience in the catering management field. While believing that today’s achievements are tomorrow’s standards, the ideal candidate will also understand the need to remain cool, calm and collected while ensuring a sense of urgency. Experience with high volumes in a diversified area, a high profile & demanding clientele base, a well developed customer service repertoire and management development strategies are major keys of success.

This hands-on catering management position will work with the catering team on:

  1. All Catering Details & Follow Ups

  2. Advanced Culinary Techniques

  3. Specific Client Requests

  4. Logistics of Events including Inventory & Procurement

  5. HAACP Monitors

  6. Labor Variance Reports

  7. Menu Development & Pricing

  8. Food Quality Assurance & Recipe Compliance

  9. Billing, Payroll & Accounts Payable

  10. OSHA Compliance

  11. Labor Standards Compliance

The ideal candidate has: A career background in catering management and menu planning with high-volume, ($1 million plus) upscale catering experience, a formal degree, Servsafe Certification, ability to; plan, execute and coordinate multiple events according to specific standards and to re-evaluate and improve on practices, culinary and financial expertise, strong organizational and troubleshooting skills along with experience enhancing customer satisfaction. Position will work with Catering Supervisors and a Catering Coordinator as well as catering staff and will maintain strong client relationships through frequent contact with: departments, student groups, alumni, and outside organizations. Experience with wine paring and fundamental culinary knowledge strongly desired. Catertrax or similar catering program knowledge is a plus.

With this position being a year-round role featuring a typical schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, the ideal candidate will realize when analyzing revenue streams and cost centers of up to $1M+ in volume that their schedule may include additional weekend and holiday coverage according to the needs of the operation.

Sodexo University Dining is 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 exciting career opportunity!

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 56587


Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Food Service

Type Full-Time