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Catering Manager 3

Findlay, OH 45840
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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Catering Manager 3 for the University of Findlay, a private university located in Findlay, OH



Most qualified candidate will have strong customer service, and leadership skills. This role will ensure the highest level of customer service is delivered in all area's. The Catering Manager 3 must process excellent communication and relation building skills, this role has a high level client and guest interaction.


About University of Findlay

University of Findlay has had dynamic growth in enrollment and the diversity of academic offerings, including the addition of graduate programs. Total Enrollment for 2017-18 was 3,792 with approximately 1,250 students living on campus.


Campus Dining/Catering

The Dining operation consist of one resident dining hall - Henderson Dining Hall, a new retail food court called The Refinery that showcases Tres Habanero, Mein Bowl, The Grill @ Findlay, SubConnection, Jazzman's Brew & Bakery and Oilers on The Go. Both on and off premise catering. On premise, events throughout campus with various size meeting and banquet rooms from 10-600 seats anlong with a indoor track that can seat up to 2000 people for a banquet.


\u200bCampus Acreage 

The University of Findlay has a 76-acre main campus on North Main Street, which includes academic, administrative and athletic buildings, residence halls, townhouses, cottages, duplexes, apartments, Greek and special interest houses, and a number of facilities housing faculty and staff offices. 

In addition, the University operates a 42-acre facility on the east side of Findlay, the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex, containing the English equestrian studies program and University Equine Veterinary Services Inc., and a 153-acre farm, the Western Farm and Animal Sciences Center, eight miles south of campus, housing the western riding, animal science, and pre-veterinary medicine programs, wherein 2009 it dedicated a 31,000-square-foot animal science building to allow room for growth of its premier animal science programs.  


A five-acre site on State Route 12 east of Findlay provides hands-on training simulations for the All Hazards Training Center.  The Russ and Peg Armstrong Sports Complex, located a couple blocks north of campus, includes six professional-grade tennis courts and two football practice fields. 

The Rieck Center for Habitat Studies is a 54-acre living laboratory focused on offering the community and university students environmental education.

About City of Findlay

The Greater Findlay Region is an ideal place to live and work. It is located approximately 40 miles south of Toledo and one-and-half hours from Columbus, Dayton and Detroit. Known as a cooperative and innovative community, it possesses an attractive and supportive business culture, a strong public school system, and a rich array of outdoor and cultural activities in which to engage.


Fifteen high-profile Fortune 500 companies have chosen to locate in this well-established \u201cmicropolitan\u201d area. Marathon Petroleum Company and Cooper Tire and Rubber Company call Findlay home, and Whirlpool Corporation and Cardinal Health also have significant operations here. In addition to the many U.S.-based companies, seven Japanese companies, two Canadian firms, and three German enterprises are located in Findlays world-class business and industrial parks.


BizJournals.com has identified Findlay as one of the top 40 \u201cDream Towns\u201d in the U.S. for its strong economy, moderate cost of living, well-educated population, manageable traffic, and ease of access to many urban centers. Findlay/Hancock County has been ranked among the best micropolitan communities in the nation for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine . In addition, Ohio Magazine named the City of Findlay \u201cBest Hometown in Northwest Ohio\u201d. Findlay is the only city in Ohio to have been named one of the \u201c100 Best Communities for Young People\u201d for three years running by Americas Promise Alliance, an organization founded by Colin Powell.


One of the most affordable and respected health care systems in Ohio and a fine public school system also call the Findlay region home. Dozens of campgrounds, established attractions, eight public golf courses, hundreds of specialty shopping locations, and more than 3,000 acres of parks and recreation offer area residents an outstanding quality of life. Several major airports in Ohio, as well as the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan, serve Findlay.

Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions.  Large amount of high profile 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 services. 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 - Associate's Degree Basic Management Experience - 2 years Basic Functional Experience 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

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

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