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Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 2 at Grace College and Theological Seminary – a private, faith based university located in Winona Lake, IN. Sodexo has partnered with Grace College for over 20 years, with the dining services program including 1 resident dining hall, concession services, 3 retail platforms , and both catering and conference services. Reporting to the General Manager, this Catering Manager will oversee all catering as well assist the resident dining program on campus. Catering ranges from coffee breaks and concession set up to larger lunches and dinners for groups ranging from 10 -300 guests. This position requires excellent communication and leadership skills along with the proven ability to provide superior service. Student and customer interaction is essential to the success of this position. This manager will be responsible for all events from the start to finish including setup and breakdown of events. Will work directly with the clients to make sure expectations are consistently exceeded. During the off season the successful candidate will be responsible for updating marketing materials and working with the GM on selling additional events. Must have a valid drivers license.

The successful candidate will:

  • identify customer needs and expectations;
  • casual and fine dining banquet management experience;
  • 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.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

Not the job for you?
At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management and Catering positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.

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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