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Catering Manager

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar – Berwyn, IL

Position Summary

The Catering Manager is responsible for catering, banquet, and event sales development and execution inside or outside of the restaurant in accordance with standardized policies in order to provide efficient, friendly catering services and profitable operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifying and contacting prospective clients to promote catering services
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with local businesses and convention sites
  • Identifying prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing customers, participating in organizations and clubs, and attending trade shows and conferences
  • Maintaining all quote documentation with accurate pricing and configurations
  • Advising and recommending menu selections and set-up; executing catering menus by consulting with chefs to select potential menus; evaluating past popularity of menu options and availability of seasonal food ingredients
  • Communicating details of catering events to restaurant management (e.g., Kitchen, Bar, and Wait staff)
  • Representing the company at trade association meetings, Chamber of Commerce, and other fairs to promote banquet/catering sales
  • Maintaining customer satisfaction by investigating and resolving customer complaints
  • Communication daily with updates on sales and any other pertinent information to the General Manager
  • Work with potential guests and clients to achieve guest satisfaction in all phases of the catering experience- from initial contact to event conclusion in a timely and professional manner
  • Providing regular, accurate, computerized reports of operations to owner management
  • Daily/Weekly/Quarterly maintenance of company-provided transportation including gassing, weekly car wash, and scheduled preventative maintenance (oil changes, etc.); costs will be covered by the company
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • High school diploma, GED certificate
  • Previous restaurant experience required; previous sales experience preferred; successful completion of progressive business management training program helpful
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Excellent customer service to treat patrons like family
  • Strong communication skills to train and motivate employees
  • Strong time management skills and accuracy to deal with a variety of duties and prepare reports according to schedule
  • Must be able to pass standards set in place by the insurance company in order to operate any company vehicle

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $42,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • restaurant: 1 year (Required)
  • sales (in a food/restaurant setting): 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver s License (Required)

Job distance:

  • Berwyn, IL: Between 31 and 40 miles (Preferred)

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