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Catering & Event Manager, Gallery Cafe

Company: Purdue University
Location: Westville
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Overview of Catering and Event Manager, Gallery Cafe Our White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Catering and Event Manager to work closely with our Gallery Cafe team on our beautiful Westville, IN campus. This position will play a key role in making special events more memorable. From designing events within our Purdue Northwest Convention Center to working with our Chef to design a delectable menu. This position will also have the opportunity to work with some of our HTM students who are looking to begin a flourishing hospitality career. Our Westville campus is only 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park and a short train ride into Chicago. You can have all the perks of a world-class city or enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Michigan. Duties and Responsibilities of Catering and Event Manager * Provide guests with an exceptional banquet experience * Plan, orchestrate and implement all service details of the event * Understand the client's business objectives and help to develop an innovative event strategy that supports their business goals and budget * Design programs and exhibits, coordinate facilities and vendors, create and manage budgets, develop and execute marketing plans, and handle registration processes * Monitor all aspects of the event to ensure adherence to university policies and procedure and compliance with applicable regulations and laws * Guide, direct, and motivate banquet staff of X number * Assist Foodservice Manager with scheduling, training staff, and inventory * Build relationships with new and existing clients by developing and nurturing those relationships throughout the planning process * Seek and grow new business Experience of Catering and Event Manager * 1 year of supervisory experience preferably in a catering environment or in the food service industry * Demonstrated experience in event administration, hospitality, customer service or related field Benefits of Catering and Event Manager * Tuition remission at any Purdue campus * University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period) * University contributions to Health Savings Account - * Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives * Accrue 15 days' vacation your first year, then 22 days' vacation your 2nd year plus rollover * Employee Wellness Programs * 10 paid holidays * Paid Parental Leave after one year of service * Free Vision Insurance For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit: https://www.pnw.edu/human-resources/benefits/ Education * High School diploma/GED required. Bachelor's preferred. Core Competencies of Catering & Event Manager * Must be able to work without close supervision * Excellent customer service annd communication skills to ensure guests needs are met * Knowledge of concepts of marketing special events * Ability to manage multiple tasks * Ability to work independently as well as on a team * Ability to perform all banquet positions * Must have a Food Safety and Alcohol certificate or complete training during initial 90 days of employment * Must be able to travel to our Hammond, IN campus as needed Additional Information Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable. Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. FLSA Status Exempt

Keywords: Purdue University, Gary , Catering & Event Manager, Gallery Cafe, Executive , Westville, Indiana

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