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Catering Manager 3

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Catering Manager 3

System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status

Unit Description

Are you an experienced Catering Manager that has a passion for creativity and is looking for an exciting and challenging new position?  The Largest HBCU in the country and Sodexo showcase account needs you! If growth and visibility are your goals, then this is your opportunity to achieve it.


Sodexo is seeking an exceptional Catering Manager 3 (Catering Director) for North Carolina A&T State University located in Greensboro, NC! 


This catering manager will be responsible for all catered events on campus and will meet with clients, develop menus, work with the culinary team and hire & train wait staff.  They will be responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events and have demonstrated knowledge in the details associated with casual and fine dining, and banquet management. Experience directing catering operations, implementing new offerings, and event sales are a plus! Additional skills include experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems.


To be successful in this role you MUST have:

  • High profile and high end catering management experience – attention to detail and providing exceptional catering service - developing creative options to fit our client's needs.
  • Strong catering experience including solid financial acumen and deep understanding of the technical delivery aspect of catering - as well as event management and sales.
  • High volume catering / banquet experience from hotel or banquet/conference center background.
  • Ability to build and mentor a solid catering team who same level commitment and passion to catering: quality presentation, customer service, professionalism.
  • Ability to multi-task and delegate to coordinate multiple events at a time and utilize a systems-based approach to meet each event’s time-lines/specifications and quality of product.
  • A demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management.
  • A BIG, Outgoing personality is a Must!


Sodexo is among the top 20 largest employers worldwide and prides itself on offering great work-life balance opportunities. Sodexo is a stable company offering robust benefit packages for its employees.



Position Summary

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions.  Large amount of high profile events. Strong client interaction.
Key Duties
- Oversight of Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and use of catering programs to direct daily catering events including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.
- Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference services. Works with client and customers to design events.
- Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.
- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards in various environments. Drives the Zero Harm mindset.
- Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary
- Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.




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About Us

Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consumers at 9,000 client sites. Wherever we work, our dedication to making every day a better day for people and organizations comes from one goal —to positively improve Quality of Life.


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