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  • Catering Manager 2

    Location US-CO-DENVER
    System ID
    Food Service
    Relocation Type
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Do you consider yourself to be highly guest service oriented and believe that we are here to teach others about great foods and service while delivering such?  Then this may be the right place for you to grow your career and your skills by joining the Sodexo team at University of Denver (DU) in Denver, CO.  We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Catering Manager 2.


    The Catering Manager 2 reports to and supports the Catering Director (Catering Manager 4) in managing all catering events as well as training and scheduling staff.  DU averages 25 catered events each day – up to over 50 events per day.   This position is the liaison between the catering office, front-of-house staff and back-of-house staff including kitchen.  The purpose of this position is to keep all key areas of the department working cohesively and free of logistical issues.  


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Extremely strong catering management and operations experience (3 - 4 years in high end catering/banquet operations environment including solid financial acumen and deep understanding of the technical delivery aspect of catering).
    • Passion for Sustainable practices.
    • Attention to detail and providing exceptional catering service - developing creative options to fit our client's needs.
    • Ability to build and mentor a solid catering team who same level commitment and passion to catering: quality presentation, customer service, professionalism.
    • Ability to multi-task, delegate, and coordinate multiple events at a time and utilize a systems- based approach to meet each event’s time-lines/specifications and quality of product.
    • Experience coordinating the catering trucks – load and deliver to an average of 25 events each day - including event packages, pull list, etc
    • Seeking bilingual candidates; the ability to speak Spanish will assist in managing this workforce.


     Flavours Catering at DU is a fast-paced catering operation with a sales volume of up to $2M annually. Responsible for showcasing some of the newest and most innovative trends in the industry, and ranging from simple coffee breaks to high-end events for extremely high-profile clientele, this team is responsible for the highest level of service, standards, and expectations attainable.  With a staff of 30+ in varied roles, Flavours at DU is widespread throughout the campus and off-site at private events throughout the Denver Metro area of Colorado.


    Sodexo’s partnership started with the University of Denver in 1994. DU offers an exciting and vibrant environment where Sodexo’s best managers learn and grow with our organization  Sound like the opportunity you've been waiting for? today! #LI



    Position Summary

    Oversight of catering activities for a small to mid-size location/unit with $500k-$1M in managed catering volume. Medium complexity with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering events. Strong client interaction.
    Key Duties
    - Oversight of Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and use of catering programs to direct daily catering events including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.
    - Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference service events. Works with client and customers to design events.
    - Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.
    - Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards in various environments. Drives the Zero Harm mindset.
    - Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary
    - Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards



    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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