Catering Manager Wanted

Catering Manager

AVI Foodsystems Inc.
Gambier, OH
Join a prestigious university catering team with a leader in the hospitality industry. AVI Foodsystems, Inc. is seeking a Catering Manager at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. A passion to deliver on great food and lead hourly team members in an entrepreneurial environment with a strong focus on sustainability and creativity is our mission. Come join an innovative team and recover the work/life balance you are seeking in your career path.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Promote and coordinate events with client representatives
  • Manage the planning and execution of catering functions
  • Schedule team members to ensure appropriate coverage and service for events
  • Oversee ordering, receiving and billing functions
  • Remain in constant communication with Catering Resident Director, Executive Chef and other team members to ensure high-quality products and service
  • Follow up on all catered events
  • Monitor team member job performance
  • Manage the finances of all catering activities through effective food, labor and supply controls
  • Work with Resident Director regarding menu concepts and special events
  • Engage professionally with individuals at all levels at the account, including the client, team members, faculty, and executives
  • Monitor the care and operation of delivery vehicles

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of operational management experience in the catering field
  • Knowledge of online catering modules is a plus
  • Previous catering sales and/or catering operation experience is required
  • Previous experience in the Contract Foodservice or Hotel Industry is a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and decision-making ability
  • Ability to lead, supervise, train and coordinate the catering team
  • Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule
  • Hands-on approach to training and development of the service team
  • Professional image
  • Operational knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment
  • TIPS Training experience preferred
  • ServSafe Certification preferred


AVI offers:

  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Immense training and growth opportunities

We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE

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