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Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 2 - University Dining for Luther College located in Decorah, Iowa. Luther College is private liberal arts college nestled amid the limestone bluffs of Northeast Iowa. It known for its strong sense of community, care for natural surroundings and holds itself to a high standard when it comes to sustainability!

The college owns nearly 800 acres of natural areas that include woodlands, floodplains, prairies, marshes, and the Upper Iowa River. These areas, tied together by a five-mile hiking trail, offer recreation, promote native diversity and improve the ecological health of the land.

The Catering Manager will work closely with our General Manager on campus, and will be responsible for managing event concepts, partnerships, and will oversee all aspects of our catering program. Events can range from faculty and student events, weddings, and upscale dining events when Luther College welcomes the The Royal House of Norway (Iowa’s royal Norwegian connection)

This is a day shift opportunity (Monday - Friday) with occasional evenings and weekends to support catering and other events.

The successful candidate will:

  • identify customer needs and expectations;
  • ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;
  • educate and develop rapport with clients and promote partnerships;
  • 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;
  • ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and/or
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • solid organizational skills;
  • excellent leadership/team building skills;
  • the ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives; and/or
  • professional demeanor is required.

Learn more about Luther College at https://www.luther.edu/

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts.
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Working for Sodexo:
Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.


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 - High School Diploma or GED

Basic Management Experience - 1 year


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

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