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Sodexo Universities is seeking a Catering Manager 3 - University Dining to support Washington University in St. Louis, MO!!

Washington University campuses are located near the cultural center of St. Louis, surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well served by the region’s light rail and bus service, and have easy access to major interstate highways. In total, more than 2,000 acres and more than 150 major buildings comprise the university.

The Catering Manager 3 will support the catering operations on campus and will report to the Senior Catering Manager. This position offers a predominately Monday - Friday with flexibility based on business needs for weekend operations.

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 HACCP standards are followed;
  • demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests.

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
  • Manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and a passion for high level customer service
  • Prioritize tasks and exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • High volume catering management experience
  • 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
  • Previous success managing a university campus account
  • Strong leadership skills, computer skills, and culinary knowledge
  • Technical competence in unit financial management, pricing, menu development and will be responsible for the training and development of front line hourly employees
  • Exceptional time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities.

Learn more about WashU: https://wustl.edu/

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.

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Working for Sodexo:
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 - 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.

Application Instructions

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