Catering Event Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Ready for the next chapter of your career? Why not make one of Canada's leading restaurant groups a part of it! We value relentless innovation and kick-ass creativity! We provide advancement through training and development and our hands on managers empower people and awaken ability through responsibility and respect.

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


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

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive wages/salary packages
  • A comprehensive group benefits package
  • Wellness Program
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Staff dining discount for you and 3 guests at our restaurants
  • RRSP matching program

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

No calls from recruiters please!