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Director of Catering

Posted June 16, 2022

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, OR
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Description

A Director of Catering (and Events) is responsible for directing and administering catering operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

What will I be doing?

As Director of Catering, you would be responsible for directing and administering catering operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Direct and administer all catering operations to include, but not limited to, guest service, soliciting new accounts, negotiating contracts, merchandising and marketing, planning, event execution, cost control implementation, systems management, budget and forecasting, department management, adherence to federal, state and local standards and meeting participation and facilitation
  • Develop market segments, solicit new customers, negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with current customers
  • Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counselling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward
  • Recruit, interview and train team members
  • Communicate with and provide direction and supervision to team members to execute catering events

Requirements

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day.  And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown

319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204-2725

(503) 279-9000

276 Room All Suite

embassysuites3.hilton.com

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At A Glance

Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, this predominantly all-suite hotel offers exceptional levels of convenience and service. Built in 1912, the building combines original architecture and features with modern comfort, and is only two blocks from the city’s Max Light Railway System. Our hotel is also the only Embassy Suites by Hilton that is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Remain productive during your stay at the Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown hotel with the 24-hour BusinessLink™ Business Center and WiFi access. Your two-room suite gives you the space to work or relax, while the microwave and refrigerator offer the comforts of home. Start your day in style with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, then unwind with a drink at the complimentary Evening Reception. The hotel’s Portland Prime restaurant is a popular downtown Portland dining venue, serving fresh cuisine from local sources, and offering evening jazz entertainment Wednesday through Saturday.

Our downtown boutique-style hotel is located in historic downtown Portland and places you in the heart of the city, next to shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. Start your day off with a workout in our fitness center, fully equipped with modern equipment, or a swim in our indoor swimming pool, and then enjoy a night out on the town, right outside our doors.