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Catering Manager 3 - Located DECORAH, Iowa

DECORAH NM-Albuquerque Houston Jacksonville PR-San Juan, IA
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Careers Center | Catering Manager 3 - Located DECORAH, Iowa
  • Catering Manager 3 - Located DECORAH, Iowa

    Location US-IA-DECORAH | US-NM-Albuquerque | US-TX-Houston | US-FL-Jacksonville | US-PR-San Juan
    System ID
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Are you looking for your career to SHINE?  Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 3 for our Universities segment account in Decorah, IA.  The Catering Manager is a high visibility position responsible for booking and managing onsite and offsite events ranging from 2 people to 1000. Everything from a bagel delivery to a full sit down event for European royalty. Very fast paced role overseeing a busy catering department and requires a very high level of organization.  Looking for a creative, food focused, detail oriented Catering manager with a talent for presentation, great customer service focus, and strong communication skillls.



    The ideal candidate will:

    • have high volume catering management including high end events.
    • have extensive training in Catering services, with particular emphasis on customer service, event planning and presentation, and event management.
    • have a strong focus on food quality, and display a knack for presentation, finesse and inspiration.
    • be versed in culinary functions, menu development, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation.
    • superior interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop and maintain professional, positive working relationships with multiple clients, liaisons, customers, employees, supervisors and vendors.
    • strong communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations.
    • strong time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities. 

    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.




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