Catering Manager 2

US-KS-EMPORIA
System ID
66825
Relocation
Yes - According to Grade
Category
Food Service
Type
Full-Time

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 2 for Emporia State University located in Emporia, Kansas. This Catering manager will create elegant catering experiences that exceed culinary and service expectations while enhancing client program objectives. This position is responsible for the organization, set-up and execution of all catering events and will work closely with the General Manager and Executive Chef.

 

Emporia State is a great mid-sized university located in the heart of Kansas, with plenty of activities for the outdoors enthusiast.  The growing city of Emporia is situated between two metropolitan areas and offers the best of both worlds: quiet and slow at home while a short drive gets you to a major city, also keeping living costs down.  

 

Our campus enrollment is growing and our Memorial Union recently underwent a $22 million renovation to include a beautiful new banquet space!  We also have a newly renovated dining room with Euro-style kitchen and stone-fired pizza station.  Emporia is full of activity with NCAA Division II athletics for men and women as well as outstanding theatre and the arts programs.  We serve as the premier event venue for regional meetings and conferences in the area as well as “wedding central” for many brides and grooms in the area by offering them an all-inclusive venue. 

 

Is this opportunity right for you?

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

 

Are you the experienced food service manager we’re seeking?

 

We are looking for candidates who can:

  • identify internal/external customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • educate and develop rapport with internal/external customers and promote partnerships;
  • promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs; and
  • coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.

 

Your success will be measured by your ability to:

  • maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction;
  • ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events and have demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management as well as strong writing, costing, menu development, and pricing skills.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Solid organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership/team building skills
  • The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives
  • Professional demeanor is required

 

Careers in Universities:

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

 

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

 

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 

 

 

Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a small to mid-size location/unit with $500k-$1M in managed catering volume. Medium complexity with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering 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 service events. 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 - High School Diploma or GED

Basic Management Experience - 1 year


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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