Compass Group, North America DIR, CATERING in HOUSTON, Texas

  • We have an opening for a Catering Director** position.

    • Location: / Houston, TX/

    • /Note: online applications accepted only./

    • If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

Full time associates at Chartwells Higher Education are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Key Responsibilities:

  • Train catering staff in service techniques, menu presentation and customer service

  • Track and monitor the labor and food cost for each event

  • Maintain excellent client relationships

  • Work with the Chef in creating menus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AS degree preferred

  • Three to five years of foodservice management experience preferred

  • Catering experience is required

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Catering experience is required

Job Summary

Job Summary:

Working as a Catering Director, you are responsible for Catering and Events in a corporate dining conference center. You will manage a team of staff. You will be responsible for managing client relations, along with ensuring the catering offered to our guests is of superior quality. Additionally, you will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and oversees internal and external catering events

  • Develops and maintains the catering marketing plan including a comprehensive event planning service to clients and detailed menu development

  • Hires, trains, and schedules catering staff, and will be actively involved in the development of existing catering staff in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures

  • Ensures successful operations of catering functions including labor cost control, foods cost control and preparation, transportation, setup, operation, and cleanup of all events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required in Hospitality or Culinary Arts

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in hospitality industry including 2 years in management (preferably Catering Management) is required

  • Booking, selecting and costing menu items, pricing contracts, and resourcing temporary help and equipment experience is key

  • Ability to supervise food preparation, service and cleanup is also essential

  • ServSafe Certified a plus

  • Must have a valid clean driving record

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

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.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /*Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./

Req ID: 172113

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