Sodexo is seeking a talented and experienced Catering Manager 3 to round out our Sodexo Universities team at the University of Mary Washington located in historic Fredericksburg, VA, fifty miles south of Washington, DC!
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The Catering Manager reports to the Catering Director and will oversee the entire day to day operation of the catering department, working with clients/customers to arrange and follow through on all catering details and ensuring all special requests are met- including decor/presentation and attention to detail.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and will have/be:
demonstrated knowledge of catering and catering logistics, casual and fine dining, and banquet management;
creative, has excellent event execution/planning skills, and is visionary in regards to buffet presentations;
excellent interpersonal skills and excels in client/customer, guest, and employee relations;
excellent communication skills;
ability to work independently and with others managers to manage the daily operations of the catering department through direct supervision of non-exempt/hourly employees, including hiring, orientating, scheduling, training, and developing employees;
excellent time management skills, adapts well to dynamic change, and is driven to get the job done with excellence in a timely manner;
high level of integrity and considers the best interest of our employees, clients/customers, and our operation;
experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems;
Demonstrates eagerness, enthusiasm, optimism, passion, and integrity on the job.
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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.
- 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
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.