The Director of Catering position is critical to the Club's success and will oversee all aspects of the department and events. Including promotion of the Club’s dining facilities for private banquets, business and social meetings, and other member-related activities. Oversees all administrative and operational aspects of preparing and serving events. Works with Banquet and other departments to assure the guest’s expectations are exceeded. The Director of Catering will be responsible for Promoting the Club’s event facilities to all members and guests | Scheduling calls/visits to access on-going needs of prospective clients for catering services | Providing guest tours and offering suggestions in an effort to sell the merits of the Club’s facilities for the occasion being planned | Helping members and guests arrange breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, meetings, weddings, dances and other social events; obtaining pertinent information needed for guest planning | Suggesting menus in conjunction with the Executive Chef and/or other culinary personnel. Work with the Chef to determine selling prices for catered events | Completing all necessary BEOs and other communication to ensure the event goes as planned | Checking room set-up, helping vendors with questions, and inspecting finished arrangements | Assisting as an acting Manager during the event | Ensuring all billing is completed correctly and mailed to the client | Planning all Club parties with the AGM and Banquet Manager to include reservation, décor, entertainment, menus, beverage, service and tear down | Maintaining past and potential client files | Developing catering sales budgets, reviews financial reports and takes corrective actions as appropriate. | Maintaining the Catering section on the Club’s website. | Undertaking special projects as requested by the AGM and/or General Manager
The ideal candidate will have a service heart | have strong food and beverage credentials providing a “WOW” experience | have strong technology skills, including Microsoft, POS and website software | be self-motivated and an independent thinker | be an excellent communicator, both verbal and written | have a strong sense of urgency. The Director of Catering applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of management experience in an upscale service club or restaurant.
Ridglea Country Club is a member owned club established in 1954 with over 1,500 members. Ridglea has a gross revenue of over $13,000,000 with annual food and beverage sales at $4,500,000. The dining facilities include a large banquet area with a ballroom that seats 480 people, five (5) smaller banquet rooms, a family dining room and a 19th Hole. Other amenities include two (2) 18-hole golf cour...ses, driving ranges, putting greens, an Olympic size pool, eleven (11) outdoor tennis courts, a very active fitness center and a daycare. The Club has a young, active membership that considers Ridglea their home away from home.