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Sapphire Catering is looking for experienced and dedicated individuals with high standards of excellence to build its team of professionals. We are seeking talented people who are committed to providing guests with exceptional service.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Assistant Catering Manager is responsible for assisting with the overall operation of the Catering Department. This involves assisting with outside events, administrative paperwork (BEO’s), and working closely with clients to ensure their events are successful and flawless. The Assistant Catering Manager will maintain a good employee and vendor relation. They will also support the Catering Manger by completing task as directed.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the preparation of arrangements with clients for functions that are booked in person, via the telephone, or through correspondence.
  • Obtaining all pertinent information concerning the event, more specifically the size of the party, menu, and schedule of events.
  • Works directly with the Catering Manger and sometime directly with the client in setting up and following through on all details of the event.
  • Responsible for the drawing-up and securing of contracts.
  • Responsible for working with the Catering Manager to generate new business and maintaining contact with current accounts.
  • Responsible for ensuring that each event is meticulously detailed prior to a function to verify that the set-up, menu, and schedule of events are correct.
  • Responsible for soliciting, negotiating and booking new/repeat business by outside sales calls, telemarketing, mailings, networking.
  • Required to achieve revenue sales goals.
  • Required to maintain existing accounts as well as solicit new business.

Competencies

  • Serve-Safe certificate.
  • Experience in a similar work environment.
  • General knowledge of banquet and conference procedures and the hospitality industry.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Multi-tasks efficiently.
  • Prioritizes and works efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Professional attitude and expectations.
  • Recognizes and resolves problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Works with the public in a calm, courteous, friendly and professional manner.
  • Able to handle a fast-paced environment that is often demanding.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and sometimes in catering facilities. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. When at events the job operates in a restaurant environment where the employee may be exposed to hazards including, but are not limited to, cuts, slipping, tripping, falls and burns. Frequent hand washing is required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching. The position may require occasional lifting of products weighing up to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full Time position, typically working 40 hours a week. Frequent evening and weekend shifts are required.

Required Skills:

  • Work with fluctuating schedule based on departmental requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Detailed oriented with a strong emphasis on accuracy.
  • Strong PC skills with a working knowledge of including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Word, MS Office, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate in English.

AAP/EEO Statement

Sapphire Culinary Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sapphire Culinary Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sapphire Culinary Group expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Sapphire Culinary Group’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Summary/Objective

The Catering Driver’s purpose is to safely deliver supplies and products for Sapphire Culinary Group to desired locations. The Catering Driver’s assists with catering set up’s and breakdown’s as needed under the direction of the Commissary Management Team.

Essential Functions

  • Collect, load and unload food, paper supplies with and without assistance.
  • Drive truck/van to deliver food and paper supplies to schools and to other locations throughout Orange County.
  • Inspect truck/van prior to operating for proper amounts of fuel and verify proper working order of vehicle per maintenance guidelines and report any issues.
  • Adhere to Federal statutes and regulations, state and local health agency requirements, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school lunch programs.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

  • Customer/Guest Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must possess a current Food Handler’s Card/Safe Serve Certificate

Qualifications

  • Hold and maintain a valid CA State driver’s license with no major violations.
  • Have 1 year experience driving a truck or van.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and written.
  • Model professional behavior including punctuality and being a team player.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident status.
  • Subject to background check, complying with all state and federal laws.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The associate should be able to stand long hours. The associate is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop or kneel, and stretch to fulfill proper cleaning tasks. The Truck / Van Driver frequently lifts and/or move objects up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This may be a part-time position with the possibility of full-time. AM and/or PM Shifts. Days and hours of work vary based on business needs and will routinely include weekends and holidays.

Required Education and Experience

Ability to read write and speak English. Also comprehend labels on chemicals.

AAP/EEO Statement

Sapphire Culinary Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sapphire Culinary Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sapphire Culinary Group expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Sapphire Culinary Group’s associates to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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