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Catering Manager 3

System ID
Food Service
Employment Status

Unit Description

Sodexo Leisure is seeking an experienced, highly motivated and driven Catering Manager 3 to join our dynamic team at the Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, WA. The Catering Manager 3 will focus on the catering operations for our private events at the Seattle Aquarium. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the oversight of event related activities of subordinates and assign responsibility for specific work or functional activities as directed by Banquet Event Order
  • Provides direction and oversight of catering staff and is responsible for the timely preparation, set-up and tear down of all functions while maintaining standards of food, beverage and event specifications

Activities include:

  • Ensure proper set-up and closing of all events to specified details provided on the Banquet Event Order
  • Work closely with kitchen to coordinate timely food delivery and replenishment for each function
  • Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees
  • Manage staff schedule, secure scheduling ordinance and payroll in Kronos on a weekly and timely manner
  • Create effective and financially responsible work schedules for catering staff
  • Responsible for hiring, orientation and training of employees
  • Responsible for Sodexo monthly safety training and weekly safety observations of banquet operations and staff
  • Performs day-to-day assignments in addition to oversight duties - include accurate and timely rental orders, temp labor orders, bar ordering and equipment pars to include repairs and maintenance
  • Works with customers to ensure satisfaction in such areas as quality, service and problem resolution
  • Perform monthly inventory on catering equipment and bar supplies including beer, wine, liquor pars
  • Order beer, wine, liquor in a financially responsible manner
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments

Is this opportunity right for you?

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Retail Management. 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.


Sodexo's Sports and Leisure division specializes in the customer service delivering outstanding food and FM service. Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: Sodexo Sports & Leisure‎

Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions.  Large amount of high profile 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 services. 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 - Associate's Degree
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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