Catering Ops. Manager

CA - Santa Clara


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Job Description

Bon Appetit Management company seeks an experienced, efficient, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Catering Event Manager for our Willamette University account.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Passion for great food and great service

  • An eye for detail when it comes to the look and feel of catered events and banquets

  • Demonstrable skill at managing service staff in a positive and effective manner

  • Five years experience in a high-volume catering or banquet environment

  • Three years supervisory experience in a food service setting

  • Valid Driver License / Oregon Food Handler Card / OLCC Alcohol Service Permit

  • Ability to pass a pre-hire background check

This is a full-time hourly position offering variable daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Actual schedule is dependent upon catered event schedule.

Wage is dependent upon experience.


Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Coordinating, supervising, and working side-by-side with catering staff to ensure:

    • Complete and timely delivery / setup / execution of catered events

    • Appropriate attire and guest service standards

    • Accountability to proper sanitation and food safety procedures

    • Proper labor controls and adequate breaks

    • Safe work practices and habits


  • Working with chefs and kitchen staff to ensure:

    • Adherance to production and delivery timelines for catered food

    • Quality products from temperature, taste, and appearance standpoints

    • Proper packaging and plattering for safe and secure delivery

    • Understanding of menu ingredients and potential allergens


  • Directing on and off-site catered event setups with regard to:

    • Complete, attractive, and consistent setup of seating tables, buffet lines, action stations, bars, and beverage tables

    • Coordinating produce décor, floral arrangements, and other decorative elements specified by our standards or client request

    • Printing and distributing identifying signage and menu cards

    • Serving as our client ambassador and point-of-contact during catered events




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