Catering Manager - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Be a part of our premier art and design community as the Catering Manager. In this exciting opportunity you will be responsible for managing the set-up, service, presentation, and all other aspects of catering event planning and production, ensuring events are timely and that quality standards are met. The Catering Manager is also responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, coordinating and supervising wait staff, caterers, and bartenders to ensure the highest quality of service. With an awareness of emerging trends, implement, educate and transform ideas/methods to advance and promote RISD Catering and to assure that Catering is competitive and meets financial goals. The role is responsible for regularly seeking customer feedback to gauge success and challenges; and then make recommendations to Chef de Cuisine based on feedback and implement as approved.  


Bachelor's degree and at least five years in catering/event planning, and/or related food service industry experience, preferably in a college university setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience with banquet purchasing, rental contract agreements, accounts receivables and payables is preferred.

Must hold a Rhode Island Certificate of Sanitation Management, be Barcode or TIPS Certified for Responsible Alcohol Service.

Must possess a valid Rhode Island driver's license.

Knowledge and compliance of safety and HAACP standards is required.

Must be able to market and sell catering to a visually discerning audience, and to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students and a discriminating external clientele.

Must be sufficiently experienced in food presentation, logistics and service and use independent judgment in regularly determining product substitutions for food items including specialty catering items, choice meats, and perishable produce.

Previous experience guiding or mentoring others required.  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description