Catering Event Specialist

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

What’s in it for you? 

- Competitive wages/salary packages 

- A comprehensive group benefits program 

- Training and development opportunities 

- Staff dining discount 

- RRSP matching program for managers

Job Description

·       Actively solicit, book and finalize events based on function room capacities and various set-up options

·       Assist clients with the event and menu planning while suggestively selling menus, which meet client needs and maximize revenues

·       Contact clients after scheduled functions to ensure satisfaction and to solicit rebooking

·       Responsibility for maximizing revenues, acting as a liaison between clients and operating departments

·       Responsibility for acquiring and developing new accounts while managing existing accounts to ensure repeat sales

·       Identify market segments and prospect corporations for social and corporate business

·       Conduct tours and meetings to showcase facilities with perspective clients

·        Monitor guest reactions while in house to find opportunities to exceed expectations and handle any guest complaints ensuring 100% guest satisfaction

·        Responding to inquiries and preparation of event proposals for off-site catering

·        Communicate with clients, gather event details, prepare packages, and send event confirmation details to clients

·        Communicate event details and client needs with Event Venue Management

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position brings one to three years of event and catering experience along with a proven sales base and strong, negotiating, and closing skills.

·       Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or Hospitality

·       Prior understanding of equipment and event rentals is an asset

·       Prior administrative experience and exposure to marketing and sales

·       Proven ability to work in a team environment with self-motivation and independent work ethic

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to engage clients

·       IT/Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

·       Fanatical attention to detail, strong organizational skills and sales ability

·       Ability to multi-task and maintain a level of professional urgency and momentum; excellent time management skills to prioritize tasks properly

·       Professional and mature demeanour

·       Ability to up-sell menu items, beverages, wines and facilities to maximize revenue

·       Knowledge of menu development, menu/event planning

Additional Information

** We thank all applicants for their interest in Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. **

 

No calls from recruiters please!