Dining and Conference Services at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Catering Manager position.
Management position responsible for successfully developing and executing catering events to meet customer needs. This position supervises the sales and event order communications, hiring, scheduling, and training of service staff, planning, delivery, set up, clean up, and proper invoicing for all events. These events include, but are not limited to, commencement, trustee events, reunion, weddings, Presidential events, student groups and local community events.
Leadership: Ensure catering operations connect to the mission of Dining Services and the University. Deliver consistent quality in planning and execution of events. Manage catering team to ensure quality in final presentation of food. Hire, train and manage employees to ensure knowledge of food menus. Reward and recognize employees. Monitor team performance and provide regular feedback. Plan and execute team meetings and daily huddles. Complete and maintain all staff records including training records, schedules, and performance data. Hold regular meetings with Principal Clerk to review catering calendar.
Customer Relations: Develop and maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships. Demonstrate excellent customer service. Cultivate key relationships with departments that frequently use catering.
Financial Performance: Responsible for delivering food and labor targets. Develop and execute strategies to achieve catering revenue forecasts through both internal and external sales.
Productivity: Responsible for executing catering events of varied size and scope, including staffing and management. Ensure accurate reporting of all catering related revenue, expenses, and receivables. Coordinates with Principal Clerk to ensure events are booked & billed correctly and to manage the catering calendar. Coordinates with Chef Manager on production and costing of menus. Coordinate activities with other departments as appropriate.
Compliance: Ensure compliance with St Lawrence & NYS food, occupational and environmental safety policies in all culinary and kitchen operations. Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Marijo Haggett, Director of Dining Services at email@example.com.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Requires at least 4 years of catering experience and 1 to 3 years in a management role
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, accomplish tasks without direct instruction and problem solve for the best solutions
Ability to interact with diverse and high-volume customer base in a friendly and efficient manner
Flexible schedule including nights and weekends per the demands of events
Understanding of food trends and basic knowledge of food allergies and dietary restrictions
Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, etc.) experience
Excellent ability to multi-task, stay organized and strong attention to detail
Valid Driver’s License
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive salary and benefits package
About St. Lawrence University
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.