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The Catering Events Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the execution of all daily catered events including, but not limited to, Chancellor receptions, private high level receptions, seated dinners, buffet lunches and dinners, continental breakfasts, breakfast buffets, and coffee breaks. The Catering Events Coordinator II will supervise and work closely with the general manager to oversee the work of contracted wait staff, student staff, and Vanderbilt Campus Dining employees. This includes training, scheduling, preparing daily pull sheets, daily task sheets, assisting with event set up and breakdown, and overseeing catering operations at selected events.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Executes and develops catering events in order to meet established goals, objectives and timelines. Continuously complies, reviews and analyzes catering events against the established goals, objectives and guidelines. Recommends improvements to catering events Researches catering/food trends and recommends strategies to promote continued change, growth or expansion of Vanderbilt Catering. Develops the overall logistical plan necessary to successfully carry out special events. Plans the timeline for the set up and breakdown of special events. Maintains appropriate documentation of events to ensure compliance with Vanderbilt Catering policies and procedures. Schedule, coordinate, and train professional wait staff, Vanderbilt student staff and Vanderbilt Campus dining employees. Hires, trains and supervises student employees, contracted wait staff, and Campus Dining employees. Coordinate and control catering inventory (i.e. equipment, linen, props, and vehicles) and make recommendations for repair and replacement. Writes daily event pull sheets and daily task assignments to ensure successful execution of events. Communicates with catering general manager to provide feedback and follow up from catered events. Communicates with kitchen staff to coordinate food deliveries to ensure the quality and safety of food. Ensure safety and sanitation standards are in compliance at all times. Maintain uniform inventory. Coordinate the return of rental items. Maintain alcohol inventory.
This is a full time exempt position. Shift hours vary; must be available to work nights and weekends. Flexibility in workplace locations, days and hours is essential, including willingness to work long, non-standard workdays.