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Compass Group, North America Catering Sales Manager in Los Angeles, California

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Salary: $70,000 - $80,000

Other Forms of Compensation: Plus Commission

Pay Grade: 11

Wolfgang Puck Catering is committed to recruiting individuals who express an interest in and passion for hospitality-driven experiences; who come from diverse backgrounds, are open-minded and curious about our clients and guests; and, most of all, who possess a welcoming smile and spirit. Our ultimate goal is to develop mentoring and career building opportunities through a talent pipeline that allows us to promote from within.

"The most important thing in life, whatever you do, has to be passion." Wolfgang Puck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9-oBrENwdQ)

Success on our team starts with our culture:

  • We have Wolfgang’s PASSION for our business, our product, and our people / guests / clients.

  • A FLEXIBLE MINDSET is key; we are strategic business partners who wear multiple hats.

  • Our services require a CONCIERGE mentality, a bias to action with humble hospitality.

  • We are out-of-the-box PROBLEM SOLVERS, who look around corners so our clients and guests don’t have to.

  • We curate company and partner resources to bring our client’s vision to life. We seek to cultivate the next generation of talent, purveyors and partnerships.

  • We bring an entrepreneurial approach to deliver results for our clients (you might call this scrappy).

  • Collaboration and openness to innovative business tools, new ways of thinking and ability to partner across departments are essential to create optimal business solutions.

"I can have the best food, but if we don’t have good people, it won’t get you very far."

Job Summary

Join the Wolfgang Puck Catering team for a truly captivating role as our Catering Sales Manager! Imagine yourself at the helm of unforgettable events, where you'll orchestrate culinary masterpieces and create memorable experiences for our clients.

As the Catering Sales Manager, you'll be the maestro behind the scenes, seamlessly coordinating internal and external catering events. You'll wield your creative prowess to craft tantalizing menus, while also managing costs and spearheading marketing efforts for our catering department. Your expertise will be pivotal in controlling labor and food costs, ensuring flawless event preparation, transportation, setup, operation, and cleanup.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate a dynamic team by hiring, training, and nurturing managers.

  • Spearhead innovation in service techniques and menu presentation.

  • Craft meticulous operating statements, reports, and operational budgets.

  • Design and coordinate captivating catering activities and events.

  • Masterfully create proposals, contracts, and banquet event orders.

  • Keep a watchful eye on budgets, financial targets, and forecasts.

  • Nurture a thriving local client database and cultivate vendor relationships.

  • Safeguard compliance with HACCP safety and sanitation standards.

  • Embark on exciting special projects and assigned duties.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

  • A stellar track record of exceeding sales goals.

  • A deep understanding of the latest food trends and fine dining service.

  • At least two years of experience in the hospitality industry, including one year in catering sales.

  • Exceptional supervisory, scheduling, training, and coaching skills.

  • The ability to assess client needs and deliver exceptional satisfaction.

  • Proficiency in crafting menu proposals in collaboration with our chefs.

  • Mastery in supervising food preparation, service, and cleanup.

  • Adeptness with A/V equipment setup and breakdown for events.

  • Superior communication, problem-solving, and strategizing skills.

  • Outstanding leadership and organizational prowess, with an unwavering attention to detail.

  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • A proactive mindset, adept at staying composed under pressure, and ready to embrace change.

  • An unwavering commitment to personal integrity and ethical conduct.

  • Exceptional client relations and customer service abilities.

Apply to Wolfgang Puck today!

Wolfgang Puck Catering is a member of Compass Group USA

Click here to Learn More about the Compass Story (http://www.compass-usa.com/our-story/)

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.

Associates at Wolfgang Puck Catering are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance/ AD

  • Disability Insurance

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)

  • Associate Shopping Program

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Discount Marketplace

  • Identity Theft Protection

  • Pet Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    Wolfgang Puck Catering maintains a drugfree workplace.

Req ID: 1251545

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Michael Abbey