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Event Catering Manager

Company: Carrie Dove Catering & Events
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Carrie Dove Catering & Events (is an established Bay Area company offering the perfect balance of distinctive service and exceptional food. We are growing and excited to add talented and energetic people to our team!We have an opportunity for an experienced Event Catering Manager to join the team at our Oakland office. The Event Catering Manager is responsible for planning and executing catered events at venues across the Bay Area and ensures our clients receive high level service from start to end.Our ideal candidate is passionate about hospitality and client service, takes ownership of the event planning process and the guest experience, organized and hands-on during events, is gracious under pressure, and projects enthusiasm, humbleness and a positive attitude.This is a full-time, salaried career position.What we offer:Competitive salary starting at $75,000year, commensurate with experienceMedical, Dental, and Vision coverage401(k)Flex-spend accountsPaid vacation and time offWhat You'll Do:Be the primary point of contact for our clients, providing consistent communication, listen to their needs, and be well versed in our offerings to ensure an exceptional event experience.Lead client meetings and host tastings. Answer questions about menu items, venues and staffing; suggest rental and decor.Pre-Event: Develop event sheets; plan menu selections in collaboration with our chefs; create floor plans; source and price rental orders; coordinate with venue partners and conduct site visits; allocate event labor in collaboration with our staffing manager; and create packing lists in collaboration with our warehouse team.At the Event: Provide onsite coordination and actively communicate with the client, vendors, and venue; ensure the event is set up as agreed with the client; communicate with the event captain to ensure the event staff are appropriately allocated and food and beverage are served in accordance with the event timeline; all guests and staff are safe and following venue regulations; direct the break down and load out at the conclusion of the event.Post-Event: Follow-up with the client, vendors, and venues to gain additional insight about the event; evaluate and determine what went well and areas of improvement; prepare for weekly recap meetings.Engage with and cultivate strong relationships with our clients, our vendors, and our internal teams.What You'll Bring:A minimum of 3 years of client-facing experience as a Catering Manager, Event Planner or comparable positionBABS Hospitality Management, Hotel Management or Tourism (preferred)COVID-19 vaccination (required)Who You Are:Experienced with hands-on planning and executing of catered eventsPassionate about hospitality and client serviceHighly organized and detail-orientedFlexible and adaptable in a fast-paced, fluid environmentMotivated and pro-active to ensure a successful eventHave excellent verbal, written, and listening skillsHave a strong reputation for accountability and reliabilityWilling and able to work events on weekends and evenings at venues across the Bay Area, dependent on the event scheduleHardworking and humble with a positive attitudeWorking knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and Google SuiteIf this describes you, we encourage you to apply!Please send us your resume and cover letter. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Keywords: Carrie Dove Catering & Events, Oakland , Event Catering Manager, Executive , Oakland, California

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