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Director of Catering and Events Sales

posted October 10, 2019

The Wink
Washington, DC
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About This Job

A new lifestyle hotel in Washington, DC announces strategic partnerships with key industry players to create signature experiences.  Currently known as The Wink, the iconic building will serve as the backdrop for a Boho-inspired hotel offering a 355-room and ‘hangout’ concept located at 1143 New Hampshire Avenue that will officially launch in early 2020.  As part of a multi-million-dollar transformation, the property is poised to be the area’s go-to social destination, attracting locals and visitors alike, with a focus on experiential lifestyle offerings and inspiring programming. Food and Beverage offerings will consist of a modern all-day restaurant, café, and cocktail bar in addition to 15,000 square feet of well-appointed meetings spaces.

As Director of Catering, you will

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of catering operations. Proven experience and demonstrated knowledge to manage daily operations, ensuring smooth functions, fluid communications between internal staff, fellow departments and external resources. Analyze complex banquet orders to ensure efficient set-up and flawless execution.
  • Lead a diverse, motivated team of catering and event professionals. Skillfully manage the team by creating an environment where motivated people want to join, learn, do their best, and advance. Lead a diverse team by modeling the way, by empowering, and coaching throughout the employment lifecycle.  
  • Provide strategic input to elevate the guest experience and achieve financial success. Partner closely with Sales and fellow departments, helping achieve revenue and financial goals. Contribute meaningfully to Budget input and management. Keep a pulse on daily revenue and expense, to minimize loss and maximize profit. Create packages, menus and themes, with awareness of competition and trend, elevating guest experience, leveraging function space, and achieving sales and revenue goals.
  • Take measures to protect guests, associates, and the asset. Take necessary action to ensure guest comfort, associate safety, and protect ownership interests, by ensuring event space is well equipped and fully functioning.

Fundamentals

This position requires at least two years’ post high school education (a four-year college degree is preferred)with four years’ experience in a related position. Advanced knowledge of catering, hospitality, and food and beverage industries is expected. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required, with a second language helpful. The ability to regularly operate business equipment and software is expected. This position requires fast-paced full mobility, with occasional lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email ADA.Assistance@interstatehotels.com with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

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About This Employer

The Wink

1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037

(202) 775-0800

355 Room Hotel

www.thewinkhoteldc.com

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Our Hotel

Formally the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, The Wink Hotel invites travelers to live a little louder, inspire others with their joie de vivre and never, ever compromise. We’re adding a splash of modern style to Washington DC’s Dupont Circle. No matter what brings guests to the nation’s capital, we’ll help them get down to business or get up to some serious fun. Moments from funky Adams Morgan, Georgetown shopping and nightlife, the International Spy Museum, the Dupont Underground Art Space and more, The Wink brings the best of DC in the blink of an eye.