Compass Group, North America CATERING MANAGER in Seattle, Washington

CATERING MANAGER 3/14/18Washington-Seattle

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Location: Seattle, WA

Don’t be misled by the “food service” label. Bon Appétit Management Company is a restaurant company that’s been revolutionizing contract food service since 1987. Our leadership has been honored by the James Beard Foundation and Chefs Collaborative; covered byThe New York TimesandFastCompany; and we’re proud to count renowned chefs José Andrés, Traci Des Jardins, Tony Mantuano, Rick Bayless, and many others as our partners.

We make everything from scratch — stocks, sauces, soups — from fresh, seasonal, mostly local ingredients. No corporate recipes, no cycle menus, and no shortcuts. We give our culinary and management teams the freedom to be creative, take risks, and wow their guests. We also believe in changing the world through food. We’ve led our industry in socially and environmentally responsible sourcing, from sustainable seafood to cage-free eggs and pork raised without antibiotics.

We operate more than 1,000 cafés around the country for corporations, universities, and museums as well as award-winning public restaurants, which means many opportunities to learn and grow. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, 401(k) with company matching, and much more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee internal and external catering events for this corporate client

  • Develop and maintain the catering marketing plan including a comprehensive event planning service to clients and detailed menu development

  • Hire, train, and schedule catering staff, and be actively involved in the development of existing catering staff in service techniques, menu presentation, policies, and procedures

  • Ensure successful operations of catering functions including labor cost control, food cost control and preparation, transportation, setup, operation, and clean up of all events

  • Additional responsibilities include the reporting of operating statements, reports, and operational budgets, and review of the collection of receivables

  • All catering activities, books, plans & directed functions

  • Menu development & costing, marketing functions as they relate to the catering department

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Hospitality or Culinary degree preferred

  • Experience with high end catering preferred

  • A minimum of five years of experience in hospitality industry including one-three years in management (preferably Catering Management) is required

  • Booking, selecting and costing menu items, pricing contracts, and resourcing temporary help and equipment experience is key

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

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft office, internet, and email

  • Desire to learn and grow with a top notch foodservice company

  • Must have a valid driver's license

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.


Career LevelMid Career (2+ Years Experience)SectorBon AppetitAreas of InterestFoodservice - Business/Corporate DiningEducationAssociate's Degree/2 Year CollegeLocaleWashington-SeattlePreferred LanguageEnglish