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Catering Services Manager - weddings & social events

Posted July 24, 2022

L'Auberge de Sedona
Sedona, AZ
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Job Summary

The Catering Manager for weddings and social events is responsible for attainment of assigned catering/food and beverage sales goals tied to the overall performance of the hotel. The individual will be responsible for effectively servicing clients/groups and maintaining the contracted food and beverage minimum. The positionr will work in conjunction with the Director of Sales and Banquet Director to achieve the hotel’s revenue meeting planner satisfaction scores and food and beverage sales goals for one or more assigned properties. 

Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; previous convention/event and catering sales experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate creativity and knowledge of food and beverage/events desired. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for the applicable state.
  • Must possess developed verbal and written communication skills to frequently negotiate convince sell and influence other managerial personnel hotel guest(s) and/or corporate clients.
  • Experience with professional selling skills desired: opening probing supporting closing
  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge especially Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to work independently and simultaneously manage multiple tasks; strong organization and presentation skills
  • Prior Catering Manager experience working with weddings is required.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively attain assigned meeting planner satisfaction scores revenue goals as well as food and beverage sales goals. 
  • Proactively conduct solicitation calls conduct tours and entertain clients specific to needs respective to the assigned property. 
  • Monitor and evaluate trends within your market segment.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive friendly courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Adheres to Aimbridge Hospitality’s established regulations company standards catering/meeting standards and related catering sales metrics.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations and policies of the hotel and applicable departments.
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver banquet event orders on a timely basis (10 days) and ensure accuracy.
  • Ensure changes are communicated timely to impacted departments/operations leaders. 
  • Maintain strong visibility in local community and industry organizations as applicable.
  • May assist in implementing and/or participating in special promotions relating to direct sales segments i.e. sales blitzes etc.
  • Attend daily/weekly/monthly meetings and any other functions required by management.Perform any other duties as requested by the General Manager or Director of Sales.
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L'Auberge de Sedona

301 L'Auberge Lane
PO Box B
Sedona, AZ 86336

(855) 905-5745

62 Room Resort

www.lauberge.com

Our Resort

L'Auberge de Sedona is the luxury, four-star resort that our guests seek out. Situated on the banks of Oak Creek in the heart of Sedona’s famed Red Rock country, L’Auberge de Sedona is a place where guests celebrate, connect, heal, and relax. Taking inspiration from the resort’s location on Oak Creek, L'Auberge de Sedona has 62 luxury cottages and 21 lodge-style guest rooms allowing for a “resort within a resort” experience or tranquil seclusion. Guests of our Sedona, AZ luxury resort don’t have to go far to experience what’s recognized as “One of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwest” by Condé Nast Traveler at the resort’s on-property restaurants, Cress on Oak Creek and Etch Kitchen & Bar, or experience true rejuvenation at the L’Apothecary Spa.