Sodexo Operations LLC Catering Manager 3 - Located in Jamestown, ND in New York, New York

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 2 for Jamestown University – a dynamic student centric University in Jamestown, ND. The Catering Manager will oversee university Catering, Concessions and a Convenience Store / Coffee Shop.

Are you the experienced food service manager we’re seeking?

We are looking for candidates who can:

  • promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs;

  • coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.

  • Coordinate concessions for the athletic events.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 3-5 years Catering management experience in a high volume setting (hotel/banquet, corporate, universities).

  • have demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management as well as strong writing, costing, menu development, presentation and pricing skills;

  • prior catering / banquet management experience with multiple venues or food service management experience - preferably in a campus/university setting;

  • The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives

Why Sodexo at Jamestown University?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Catering Manager to further develop their management skills, working with a strong client relationship and a long term contract in place. One of Jamestown’s finest attributes is its small-town atmosphere offering a family-friendly, safe community where everyone knows everyone else. Jamestown is a place adorned in charm. The city is nestled between two rivers, the James and the Pipestem, providing numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. For more info on Jamestown University and its community - visit

* RELOCATION Assistance is available for this opportunity! *

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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

Basic 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.

System ID 72889

Category Food Service

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time