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Catering Manager (Alexandria, VA)

Company: Meriwether Godsey, Inc.
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Meriwether Godsey is looking for a Catering Manager that will be responsible for developing and overseeing our Catering operations at a flagship seminary school located in the heart of Alexandria, VA . We seek a team member with a passion for food and an ideal blend of project management, catering expertise, and inspirational leadership expertise! What you will do:

  • Manage all Restaurant Dining Room, Bar and Catering activities to achieve optimal use of resources to assure operations run smoothly, efficiently and reflect the MG brand
  • Identify opportunities to expand restaurant & catering growth
  • Assist leadership in maintaining seasonal offerings to meet customer demand
  • Tend bar and expedite food during high volume times
  • Setup and execute all special programs for the Restaurant/Bar operations, adhering to MG branding standards.
  • Consult with customers to determine their catering requirements and propose MG catering options; organize venues/equipment, supervise catering staff and coordinate the preparation and serving of food during events
  • Coordinate transportation for food and catering equipment
  • Track catering records and maintain expense records
  • Collaborate on menus for catering events with the General Manager and Executive Chef and ensure adherence to company brand, recipes and presentation
  • Ability to coordinate catering requirements with customers, chefs and suppliers
  • Assist leadership in assessing staffing needs, purchasing, and maintaining inventories for beer, wine and spirits for restaurant and catered events
  • Lead by example; engaging and developing direct reports and team members through ongoing support, monitoring, coaching, feedback, and training
  • Foster an inclusive environment for all staff, clients and guests, while maintaining effective and appropriate client and customer-centric relationships
  • Work: ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evening depending on catering needs What you need:
    • Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Exemptions available upon request
    • Associates Degree or 3-5 years of related experience in hospitality
    • 2+ years hands-on restaurant/bar management experience required
    • 2+ years extensive catering management experience required
    • Working knowledge of Restaurant/Bar retail operations; demonstrated experience in promoting and driving special food and beverage programs
    • Prior experience using and maintaining POS systems, cash handling, ordering, and inventory required
    • Virginia's Program (RSVP) and Managers' Alcohol Responsibility Training (MART) certified (or ability to obtain)
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
    • Participative management style, emerging leadership skills, and strong customer service orientation
    • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment while fostering strong client and customer relationships.
    • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification preferred
    • Valid Driver's License and Personal Vehicle (mileage is reimbursed) What you will get:
      • Competitive Pay, Uniforms, Meals, Training and Mentorship and Benefits (Health, Vision, Dental etc.) Meriwether Godsey offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-energy. You'll be surrounded and supported by people who are passionate about serving others. Interested in learning more? V isit our About Us Page Enjoy a people and food focused environment where you have the opportunity to make a difference every day and advance your career. Help Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Northern Virginia market! We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, genetic makeup, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or veteran status and all other statuses protected by federal, state, and local law.


Keywords: Meriwether Godsey, Inc., Alexandria , Catering Manager (Alexandria, VA), Executive , Alexandria, Virginia

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