At Highland Springs we provide our staff with an engaging company culture, excellent work life balance, and a career where you can make a difference in people’s lives every day. Highland Springs offers a beautiful scenic campus, a community centered on values, and workplace that inspires you to do your best every day. We are activelyseeking a knowledgeable and customer focus driven Catering Events Coordinator who can initiate and execute all aspects of catering / event coordination in partnership with Dining Services support staff in delivering an exceptional catered experience for our residents, guests and staff. The Catering Events Coordinator will become a part of a close knit team serving our residents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Communicates appropriately with all food service staff/supervisor and listens effectively.
Coordinates the overall efficiency of catered operations.
Coordinates functions within budgetary perimeters.
Ensures that all services and programs are in compliance with federal, state and/or local laws and statutes.
Assists with planning, coordinating and booking all functions and events at the Community.
Ensures the cleanliness and sanitation of dining rooms, kitchens, storage areas, loading docks and elevators.
Ensures proper portioning of foods and attractive plate presentation by servers.
Ensures the proper opening and closing of food service operations.
Shows professional knowledge, proficiency and initiative in achieving goals and meeting standards.
Works with potential catering customers to quote pricing of catering packages.
Supports all campus dining operations as needed.
Works safely, consistently using designated safety equipment (personal protective equipment).
Uses Catering software to properly coordinate and plan events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to perform all clerical duties as directed.
Knowledge and proficiency of computers and willingness to further educate oneself.
Flexibility, motivation and adeptness to manage a one-person office.
Excellent interpersonal skills required.
Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and functions at the same time.
Strong organizational skills.
Familiarity with Microsoft office suite.
A working knowledge of My Events program to book and settle catering events.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required; college courses in restaurant management or business management preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Rest. Mgmt., Dietetics or Inst. Mgmt. is preferred and may be substituted for up to 1 year experience.
A minimum of 2 years’ restaurant/ food service management experience, including catering experience.
Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate effectively in the English language.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
ServSafe Certification obtained within 6 months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Using hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaching with hands and arms.
Ability to complete repetitive tasks such as slicing, dicing, peeling, mixing, cutting, and serving.
Ability to safely lift and/or move, using designated safety equipment, objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Ability to talk, hear, smell, and taste.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee will be required to work some weekends and holidays.
Exposed to extreme temperatures, including hot kitchen, refrigerators and freezers.
Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and are committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.