Catering Manager

The Green Turtle Inn has been an Islamorada landmark since 1947. Known for its fine cuisine and generous hospitality, this iconic bar and restaurant has captured the attention of travelers, locals and critics for decades. The Turtle may be lauded in Florida Keys history but there's nothing old about this hip destination. The Green Turtle balances fresh, modern fare with an authentic Keys-casual vibe and will always be home to good food, great friends, warm service and happy times. PURPOSE STATEMENT To manage & oversee all restaurant and offsite, including VIP and specialty events and design new marketing plans in order to drive the business towards reaching AOP while providing exceptional customer service.   KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES Develop and execute a structured catering sales strategy, including targeting community and holiday events Develop relationships to secure a variety of viable off site event locations; develop and maintain relationships with local associations, key businesses and institutions, etc.    Weekly communication and reporting to Corporate via conference calls, including providing appropriate event documentation such as proposals, BEOs, and contracts prior to the call as weekly activity to generate business, and report sales progress Administrative coordination, deliveries, rentals, set-up and oversight of complete execution of all aspects of catering event     Maintain a minimum level of 40% profitability on each event Recruit and retain a reliable and professional catering service staff; execute regular staff training sessions Managerial / Administrative duties for restaurants when necessary Be available to work evenings and weekends as well as holidays when required   KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE High School Diploma required; college degree strongly preferred Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 5-7 years of foodservice / catering experience Exceptional and proven customer service skills Professionally & efficiently problem solve in a fast paced, time sensitive environment Strong organizational & time management skills and attention to detail Experience with managing a large staff & team building Self motivated Assist chefs in developing creative menu selections for VIP and specialty events Knowledge of wine & food pairing Strong knowledge of all catering equipment and usage Unrestricted Drivers License   Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.   Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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