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Title:  Catering Services Manager

Requisition #:  420239
Location: 

Kingston, ON, CA, K7K 3N8

Career Area:  Professional & Management
Description: 

Job Description

This is an opportunity to join the culinary team at one of Ontario’s most prestigious university sites.  Aramark provides catering services to faculty members as well as to external partners and guests for conferences, banquets, weddings, etc.  The Catering Services Manager will be responsible for relationships with key stakeholders at Queen’s Event Services managing high end catering and conference events as well as developing new strategies to highlight catering business on campus.  The Catering Services Manager is a key leadership role that is responsible for leading the catering operations at a large account or coordinating multiple catering outlets at a single account. The Catering Services Manager is responsible for planning and the execution of catering orders and special events. Additionally, this position will lead all aspects of and advise the catering team to implement all events in line with customer expectations.

Job Responsibilities

•    Oversee catering functions and special events for internal and external clients and groups
•    Meet with Queen’s Event Services and clients for needs, floor plans, rentals, and event staffing
•    Responsible for customer bookings ensuring event details are accurately entered into Catertrax
•    Collaborate with Chefs to plan event menus introducing seasonal fare using Aramark standards
•    Responsible to ensure menus are costed and priced per CPI and market competition
•    Ensure food and service meet quality control standards; manage purchases and inventory
•    Follow financial budget and profitability related to food and labour costs and expenses
•    Collaborate with Event Services and Executive Chef on costing to ensure profitability
•    Oversee staff schedules through appropriate allocation per event bookings
•    Ensure staff is trained on catering Standard Operating Procedures
•    Conduct weekly staff meetings to review scheduled functions, special events, food delivery
•    Collaborate with departments to develop a plan to grow the catering services business

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.

Qualifications

•    Post-secondary education in a hospitality related field is an asset
•    5+years conference and catering experience in Hospitality and/or Food & Beverage programs
•    Extensive experience managing sizeable catering events - 250+ guests
•    Excellent communicator; strong leadership and management skills; organized; detail oriented
•    Ability to understand and manage budgets and financials
•    Good working knowledge of MS office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and catering software

 

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About Aramark

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Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.