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Director of Catering

posted October 15, 2017

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville
Nashville, TN
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About This Job

Position Overview

The Director of Catering is responsible for finalizing group events and conventions that involve meeting space and food & beverage. As the Director of Catering, you will solicit, negotiate, and book new/repeat business via outside sales calls, telemarketing, mailings, networking, and more.


Responsibilities

  •  Create revenue for the hotel by booking group events and conventions that involve food & beverage.
  • Analyze and prepares Catering forecasts to increase revenues.
  • Assist in managing menu prices in conjunction with the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage leadership.
  • Work in conjunction with other departments (Banquets, Kitchen, Beverage, Front Desk, Accounting, and A/V) to ensure that functions go according to the specifications of the BEO, that clients are billed correctly, and that payment is finalized before the event.
  • Supervise a team by on-boarding, training, and monitoring the performance of Catering staff.


Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the catering, food & beverage, and hospitality professions.
  • Knowledge of the local market.
  • Minimum of 2 years of Full Service Catering/Sales experience.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • The ability to negotiate, influence, and close business.
  • Ability to create monthly sales and catering forecasts.
  • Experience leading a team.
  • Experience negotiating and writing contracts.


This job description is not intended to detail every aspect of your job or list every task you may perform.  It is provided as a general overview of the responsibilities and skills required to do this job successfully.

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About This Employer

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville

2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd

Nashville, TN 37228

Telephone (615) 259-4343

287 Room Hotel

www.millenniumhotels.com

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About the Hotel

At the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville, music reigns supreme.

We’re ideally located near the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, historic Germantown, Nissan Stadium, Music City Center, and Nashville Airport.

Our 287 spacious guest rooms feature unique, music-themed décor. The hotel affords views of the city or the rolling Tennessee hills in the distance. We also offer Praline's Restaurant, where fresh meals and innovative drinks are available all day with a healthy serving of our Southern hospitality. Our 26,000 sq ft (2,415 sq m) of flexible meeting space includes the Crown Ballroom with spectacular panoramic views.

In summary, the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel hits all the right notes for your Nashville job search.