Director of Catering and Events

Location US-CA-Foster City
System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Employment Status
Posted Range
$98800 to $149490
Company : Segment Desc

Unit Description


We are SodexoMagic!


In 2006, Sodexo, Inc. joined forces with Magic Johnson Enterprises which resulted in a joint venture called SodexoMagic. By leveraging the power of business entrepreneur and NBA all-star, Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s brand with Sodexo’s extensive portfolio of quality-of-life offerings, SodexoMagic effectively provides flexible, innovative, and comprehensive service solutions that have a broad consumer appeal to the marketplace. This strategic alliance, 51% owned by Earvin “Magic“ Johnson and 49% owned by Sodexo, Inc., allows for an unrivaled partnership in providing creative dining and facilities management solutions.


SodexoMagic in Corporate Services is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Catering and Events to be part of creating memorable experiences for our guests at a potential sale with a corporate client in Foster City, California.


This Director of Events and Catering will lead the special events and catering department. The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong background in event planning and management, excellent communication and a passion for delivering exceptional client experiences.


The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of all events, ensuring they meet client expectations
  • Coordinate with clients to understand their event requirements
  • Work with the Sodexo culinary team to ensure delivery of the menu  
  • Prepare and manage budgets for each event.   
  • Monitor expenses and find cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality of service
  • Hire, train, and supervise event staff
  • Track and analyze key performance metrics, including revenue, expenses, and customer feedback, to make data-driven decisions and improvements   


The ideal candidate should have experience in:

  • Event planning and execution
  • Proven track record managing budgets
  • Managing a team
  • Analyzing and tracking reports
  • Solving problems through innovation and industry/market trends


At SodexoMagic, we sustain and empower communities everywhere through healthy food and exceptional services. We stand with our employees and partners to ensure quality, safeguard wellness and create a just and more equitable future for all people. SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated services via these segments: Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Campus, and Airline Lounges. We are in search of our next “Magic Maker” at the following location:


To learn more about SodexoMagic and read a message from Earvin “Magic” Johnson himself, click here.




What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in catering, event management and/or restaurant industry background or related field


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


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