CATERING DIRECTOR

Wolfgang Puck

Location: US - DC - Washington

Nov 16, 2016
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Passionate about creating memorable experiences through innovative dining?  Join the Wolfgang Puck team and be inspired by our talented chefs, iconic venues, and warm hospitality.



Wolfgang Puck Catering offers a unique combination of restaurant, catering and special event experience to our clients and guests. From the Oscars® to corporate meetings and personalized weddings, our team brings Wolfgang’s vision to life.  Working for Wolfgang Puck Catering will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself!  You will be surrounded by people who are passionate about what they do. 



Key Responsibilities:


* Work directly with the Food Service Director to ensure all catering menu proposals are presented to the client accurately & effectively

* Work with the service staff to see that message handling with administrative support is efficiently handled and placed in the computer based system immediately

* Work closely with the Audio Visual to ensure room set-ups, audio/visual needs and special request

* Ensure that all appropriate communication for upcoming business is complete and distributed in a timely manner to the management team

* Hires, trains and schedules catering associates and is actively involved in the development of existing associates in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures

* Menu development and marketing functions as they relate to the catering department

* Performs related duties and special projects as assigned


Preferred Qualifications:


* Bachelors degree  is preferred or equivalent professional experience

* Strong knowledge of current food, industry trends and fine dining points of service

* A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in hospitality industry including 3 years of management experience

* Supervisory, scheduling, training and coaching skills

* Ability to assess client requirements and deliver ensuring client satisfaction

* Must be able to write menu proposals in consultation with chefs

* Prepare and monitor budgets; financial targets and forecasts

* The ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean up is also essential

* Maintain local clients database and build and maintain relationship with vendors

* Knowledge of A/V equipment with the ability to set up and break down for events.

* Superior quantitative, oral and written communications and problem-solving/strategizing skills

* Excellent leadership and organizational skills, flexible and adaptable to constant changes and must possess attention to detail

* Excellent overall computer skills with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint

* Proactive mindset and able to remain calm under pressure to anticipate and support changes in our business.

* Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior

* Exceptional client relations and customer service abilities

* Ensure all safety and sanitation procedures are followed in compliance with HACCP



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