Compass Group, North America CATERING DIRECTOR in New York City, New York
CATERING DIRECTOR 7/14/17New York-New York City
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Job ID: SC07101778150Great People. Real Opportunities.Description:
Become part ofRestaurant Associates, a name that has been synonymous with exciting restaurant concepts and high quality foodservice for over half a century. RA is a New York City leader in the foodservice industry for some of the nation's premier museums, performing arts centers and corporate accounts. Restaurant Associates’ commitment to upscale dining has led the way to develop successful culinary programs. If you share our belief in the value of delivering Superior Quality Food and Delivery Hospitality Excellence, we invite you to learn more about Restaurant Associates’ dynamic select team of professionals. Come share your talents with one of the nations’ fastest-growing, multi-million dollar organizations.
Work directly with the Food Service Director to ensure all catering menu proposals are presented to the client accurately & effectively
Work with the service staff to see that message handling with administrative support is efficiently handled and placed in the computer based system immediately
Work closely with the Audio Visual to ensure room set-ups, audio/visual needs and special request
Ensure that all appropriate communication for upcoming business is complete and distributed in a timely manner to the management team
Hires, trains and schedules catering associates and is actively involved in the development of existing associates in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures
Menu development and marketing functions as they relate to the catering department
Performs related duties and special projects as assigned
Bachelors degree is preferred or equivalent professional experience
Strong knowledge of current food, industry trends and fine dining points of service
A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in hospitality industry including 3 years of management experience
Supervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skills
Ability to assess client requirements and deliver ensuring client satisfaction
Must be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefs
Prepare and monitor budgets; financial targets and forecasts
The ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean up is also essential
Maintain local clients database and build and maintain relationship with vendors
Knowledge of A/V equipment with the ability to set up and break down for events.
Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and problem-solving/strategizing skills
Excellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possess attention to detail
Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
Proactive mindset and able to remain calm under pressure to anticipate and support changes in our business.
Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior
Exceptional client relations and customer service abilities
Ensure all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in compliance with HACCP
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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
Career LevelManagement (Manager/Director)SectorPremier Hospitality, Restaurant AssociatesAreas of InterestFoodservice - Cultural Center, Foodservice - Hotels/Conference Center, Foodservice - Restaurants, Foodservice - Business/Corporate DiningEducationAssociate's Degree/2 Year CollegeLocaleNew York-New York CityPreferred LanguageEnglish