University Catering provides full catering services for campus
and other contracted events. A sample of the 2000+ events worked
per year include: VIP meals, banquets, buffets, served meals,
coffee breaks, drop-offs, and sack lunches. The number of catered
events can be upwards of 15-35 daily.
Duties and Responsibilities University Catering is hiring two
management positions. These managers work as a team alongside the
Catering Executive Chef providing a high level of customer service
to successfully execute events. The Sales Director focuses on
sales, event menus, and event presentation details for clients.
Oversees all aspects of the sales office's day to day
Supervises the sales staff (3 full time and banquet student
staff when needed - hiring, training, scheduling, performance
Ensures clients expectations are being met (budgets, menus,
Oversees billing and collections
Actively interacts with clients, selling, and executing
The Banquet Manager focuses on event presentation details and
decor, delivery of service, and quality product.
Oversees all aspects of the back hall's day to day
Supervises the banquet staff (2 full time and 25+ student and
temporary staff - hiring, training, scheduling, performance
Actively manages the back-hall production area including event
set-up, food presentation, service, cleanup activities, and storage
of catering items
Ensures clients expectations are being met
(presentation/service, food quality, etc)
Understands trending catering ideas and provides current
strategies for presentation and service.
Each position actively participates as a member of the team
while performing other duties in support of the department's
Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Advanced degree or certificate in business, hospitality or
related field(s) plus progressively responsible catering experience
or or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient experience working with a computer database plus
demonstrated skills using a variety of other software programs.
Experience supervising, training, and organizing the work
activities of employees. Extensive customer service experience and
interpersonal skills dealing effectively and diplomatically with a
variety of people.
Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Catering and/or high activity food service management
experience. Extensive experience executing catering event orders.
Significant experience creating client menus.
The Successful Candidate Will
Exude enthusiasm, and have a high level of integrity and
customer orientation while interacting with a wide range of
Maintain composure while working with a broad spectrum of
personalities under stress, pressure, and time sensitive demands of
Exercise good judgment concerning taste, palatability, and
aesthetics of food quality.
Have strong computer skills.
Possess solid problem solving skills.
Work effectively in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
Exhibit design creativity and interest in industry trends.
Exhibit leadership and team building skills.
Be self-motivated, adapt to frequently changing priorities, and
able to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and meet
Exercise good judgment and make consistent decisions.
Be able to operate and maintain departmental equipment.
Maintain all health, sanitation, and safety standards.
Represent the department and its programs in a positive,
professional courteous manner.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This job
description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description
of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State
University's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time.
Must possess a valid driver's license and meet all State of
Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please
do not send a copy of your driver's license at this time. (If the
successful candidate possesses a valid out of state driver's
license, candidate must obtain a valid Montana driver's license
within 60 days.) Work schedule will vary week to week depending on
the needs of the department. Work early mornings, nights and/or
weekends and holidays dependent on event schedule. Will work
outside in inclement weather.
Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or
without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above
are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Normal office, kitchen, cooler, freezer, and dock environments.
Stationary and/or moving about for long periods of time. Work for
long periods of time on the computer and/or the phone. Move all
sorts of shapes and sizes of food service delivery and presentation
items weighing up to 30lbs; occasionally moving containers weighing
up to 50lbs. Use small kitchen utensils and other work related
equipment. Perform repetitive motions while decorating, plating, or
This position has supervisory duties? Yes