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Sr. Catering Director

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Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Houston, TX, US

8 days ago
full-time
high school

Job highlights

Responsibility

Filling every occasion with great food and service!. Our Senior Catering Director will be responsible for developing and driving catering solutions to meet our customer needs, while working closely with the Executive Chef on menu development. Coordinate and oversee both internal and external catering events to ensure seamless execution and outstanding customer happiness. Develop and maintain the catering marketing plan, offering clients a comprehensive event planning service and detailed menu development that aligns with their needs and preferences. Lead the hiring, training, and scheduling of catering staff, actively contributing to the development of existing catering staff in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures. Ensure the successful operations of catering functions, including meticulous control over labor and food costs, and be responsible for preparation, transportation, setup, operation, and cleanup of all events. Collaborate with the Management and Chartwells Marketing teams to implement effective strategies sought at building catering revenue and growing market reach. Foster strong client relationships to align our programs with their objectives, driving happiness and retention. Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient functioning of dining service operations

Benefits

    • Retirement Savings

    Job Description

    Description

    At over 300 college & universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success. Job Summary Filling every occasion with great food and service! We are currently seeking a Senior Catering Director for a high-volume and premiere catering department at the University of Houston in Texas. Our Senior Catering Director will be responsible for developing and driving catering solutions to meet our customer needs, while working closely with the Executive Chef on menu development. Events encompass a diverse spectrum, spanning from coffee services to exclusive VIP dining occasions, hosted both on-campus and off-campus. Key Responsibilities • Coordinate and oversee both internal and external catering events to ensure seamless execution and outstanding customer happiness. • Develop and maintain the catering marketing plan, offering clients a comprehensive event planning service and detailed menu development that aligns with their needs and preferences. • Lead the hiring, training, and scheduling of catering staff, actively contributing to the development of existing catering staff in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures. • Ensure the successful operations of catering functions, including meticulous control over labor and food costs, and be responsible for preparation, transportation, setup, operation, and cleanup of all events. • Collaborate with the Management and Chartwells Marketing teams to implement effective strategies sought at building catering revenue and growing market reach. • Foster strong client relationships to align our programs with their objectives, driving happiness and retention. • Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient functioning of dining service operations. Preferred Qualifications • Associate's degree preferred. • Minimum of five years of experience in catering leadership including two years in management. • Proven experience in booking, selecting, and costing menu items, pricing contracts, and sourcing temporary help and equipment. • Strong ability to supervise food preparation, service, and cleanup, ensuring high-quality standards are consistently met. • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. • Demonstrated experience with fine dining catering techniques. • Must be experienced with computers. • ServSafe® Certified. Embark on a dynamic career journey with us, where innovation and creativity thrive, and your contributions make a tangible impact on campus life! Join our team and be part of shaping exceptional dining experiences the the University of Houston. Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today! Chartwells Higher Education is a member of Compass Group USA