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Director of Catering

Posted September 19, 2022

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley
Hunt Valley, MD
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About Us

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley is rich in history and classic sophistication. Situated on 17-acres, our campus-like environment offers a tranquil escape in the county of Baltimore. This property provides a great work environment where we embrace work-life balance, growth, and excitement. There is something new to learn and see every day.

Come join our team!

The Director of Catering will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing.  Essential job functions and include but are not limited to:

  • Skilled at both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process. Understanding of pace and productivity.
  • Excellent creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups.
  • Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus.
  • Thorough knowledge of sales techniques including strong closing skills as well as negotiating skills. Track record of strong prospecting efforts. Comfortable with hotel site inspections and client presentations. Participate in trade shows and sales blitzes.
  • Work closely with banquet department on operations and event execution, ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action. Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations.
  • Monitor sales performance of Catering Sales Managers and coach and council towards success. Maintain ongoing training program for Catering and Convention Services Managers.
  • Monitor group room blocks and pick up, generate detailed resumes for the operating departments.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction for all events/groups.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years in Catering Sales and Convention Services preferred.
  • Must have experience at a similar size and quality hotel.
  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Must possess computer skills, including, but not limited to, use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and CI/TY. Knowledge of computer accounting programs, math skills, as well as budgetary analysis capabilities required.
  • Extensive knowledge of catering sales and convention services skills, revenue management, recruitment, supervision, training, and motivation of managers.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

WHAT WE OFFER…

  • Competitive pay and support of work life balance
  • Excellent benefit package that includes paid leave, medical, dental and vision insurance, disability insurance, hotel discounts, wellness programs and more!
  • Opportunity for advancement

APPLY TODAY! 

QUESTIONS?  Contact Human Resources at 410-785-3909

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley

245 Shawan Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

(410) 785-7000

392 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

Elegance and Sophistication at Our Hunt Valley, MD Hotel

Immerse yourself in the rich history and classic sophistication of the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley. Situated on 17-acres, our campus-like environment offers guests a tranquil escape from the tumult of Baltimore. Each of our guestrooms and suites features floor-to-ceiling windows and is luxuriously appointed with elegant decor and smart amenities like complimentary WiFi and plush bedding. Enjoy casual bites at Cafe 245 with a Starbucks coffee, or savor a signature handcrafted cocktail in the stylish confines of the Polo Lounge & Bar. Our Hunt Valley, MD hotel across from the charming Hunt Valley Town Center and light rail is the only full-service Marriott in the area.