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Assistant Catering Manager Providence Rhode Island School of Design

General Job Requirements:

Under the direction of the RISD Caters & Conference Services Manager, oversees the day-to-day set-up, service, presentation, and various other aspects of catering event planning and production. Ensures that all aspects of events are timely and that quality standards are met for our premier art and design community. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, coordinating and supervising wait staff, caterers, and bartenders. Serves as the key contact for and provides consultation, coordination, and execution related services for conferences being held on RISD’s campus. Stays current with emerging trends and recommends and implements ideas/methods, as approved by leadership, to advance and promote RISD Catering/Auxiliary Events and Services and to assure that RISD Catering/Auxiliary Events and Services are competitive and meet financial goals. Regularly seeks customer feedback to gauge success and challenges; makes recommendations to RISD Caters & Conference Services Manager based on feedback obtained; and implements as approved. Responsible for creating a positive working atmosphere that fosters communication among all workforces. Act as a participatory member of the supervisory staff, mentoring through example. Serves as a back up to the RISD Caters & Conference Services Manager in event of absence.

Education Requirements:Bachelor’s degree required and at least three years in catering/event planning, and/or related food service industry experience, preferably in a college university setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to handle high profile and sensitive events, scenarios, and constituencies, including VIPs. Previous experience with banquet purchasing, rental contract agreements, accounts receivables and payables is preferred. Must hold a Rhode Island Certificate of Sanitation Management, be Barcode or TIPS Certified for Responsible Alcohol Service, and must possess a valid driver's license. Knowledge and compliance of safety and HAACP standards is required. Must be able to market and sell catering to a visually discerning audience, and to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students and a discriminating external clientele. Must be sufficiently experienced in food presentation, logistics and service and use independent judgment in regularly determining product substitutions for food items including specialty catering items, choice meats, and perishable produce. Previous experience guiding or mentoring others required.

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