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Job Title

Food Service Catering Director

Company : Lessing's

Location : Dobbs Ferry, NY

Created : 2020-03-14

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

The Company:Lessing's operates 80 Contract Food Service locations in Education and in Business & Industry, five Main Street restaurants, three fine-dining restaurants, fourteen catering facilities, a country inn and five Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza franchises. The company employs more than 1,500 people, and is now ranked in the top 40 food service companies in the U.S.Lessing's Food Service Management is currently looking for innovative, hard working, well organized experienced catering manager that works well with clients and can execute events on his/her own!Description:Management position, responsible for developing and executing catering solutions to meet customer needs.Essential Functions:-Leadership: Deliver consistent quality in planning and execution of events. Leverage established company solutions to ensure consistency, quality and efficiency within consumer driven offerings. Manage catering team to ensure quality in final presentation of food. Train and manage employees to ensure knowledge of food menus and promotional calendars. Reward and recognize employees. Monitor team performance and provide regular feedback. Plan and execute team meetings.-Client Relationship: Develop and maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships. Demonstrate excellent customer service. Implement communication strategy as provided by marketing team in order to build catering revenue.-Financial Performance: Responsible for delivering food and labor targets. Develop and execute strategies to achieve catering revenue forecasts.Productivity: Responsible for executing catering events of varied size and scope, including staffing and management. Ensure accurate reporting of all catering related revenue, expenses, and receivables. Coordinate activities with other departments as appropriate.-Compliance: Ensure compliance with occupational and environmental safety policies in all culinary and kitchen operations. Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour.Qualifications:-Requires at least 4 years of experience and 1 to 3 years in a management role-Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.