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Sodexo is seeking a seasoned Catering Manager 3 for the University of Texas El Paso located in, El PasoTX. Sodexo at UTEP is responsible for Resident Dining, Retail, Concessions, Suites and Catering. The Catering Manager will oversee all catering operations on campus. The Catering Manager will be responsible for all innovative event concepts, partnerships, and will oversee all aspects of our catering program. Catering includes everything from simple boxed lunches, to branded retail drop offs, to 3 course served meals, 5 star meals, weddings, and events occur on and off campus. Our Catering Manager will have 4 supervisors, and a team of 60 catering attendants.

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 a work history demonstrating strong employee engagement leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Have a strong background in safety and sanitation compliance
  • Manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for a high level of customer service
  • Prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Extensive formal training in Catering services, with particular emphasis on customer service, event planning and presentation, and event management
  • Strong focus on food quality and presentation as well as high end catering experience
  • Strong leadership skills, computer skills, culinary knowledge and food/beverage cost controls.
  • Experience in diverse culinary functions, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation
  • Technical competence in unit financial management, pricing, menu development and will be responsible for the training and development of front line hourly employees and managers.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and have the ability to develop and maintain professional, positive working relationships with multiple clients, liaisons, customers, employees, supervisors and vendors.
  • Effective communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations.
  • Exceptional time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to enhance the learning environment on campus through world-class food service

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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
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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