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Catering Manager 3

St Louis, MO 63103
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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 3 for St Louis University -a faith based campus with an enrollment of 13,000 students. Sodexo provides Resident Dining, Retail and Catering on campus with a total managed volume of $12 million annually.


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Reporting to the Catering Director, the Catering Manager will be a hands-on manager with high energy and an eye for detail.  Catering events include: drops offs, high volume functions and VIP events.  This position will manage catering service on campus, coordinating work schedules and  working side by side with the team on key events.


 We are looking for candidates who can:

  • identify internal/external customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs;
  • coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results
  • maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction; and
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

  The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent leadership/team building skills; 
  • The ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives;
  • Excellence in training and leading by example all staff in superior customer service;
  • Knowledge of MS Office and Catering Software CaterTrax experience is preferred;
  • Experience working with chefs to assure food quality, menu development and food/labor costs; and
  • Professional demeanor.

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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 or equivalent experienceBasic 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.

Posted: 2019-09-12 Expires: 2019-10-13

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