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Catering Manager 3 

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Catering Manager 3

Unit Description:

Join a great team where students are at the heart of everything we do!


Sodexo is seeking a Catering Manager 3 at Indiana State University, located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Indiana State University is a public medium sized Mid-western State University with an enrollment of 12,000, mostly first time or urban students. Located on the Wabash River in downtown Terre Haute, just 7 miles from the Illinois border in central west Indiana, this position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to oversee the catering events at the facility with nearly 3000 residents. Alongside a team of great professionals. Catering is mainly on campus in multiple locations, including a banquet center, nice facilities on campus, and a newly renovated Athletic Center and Atrium. The primary services offered are daily breakfasts, breaks and lunches, high-end Presidential Catering, and weddings. Relocation Assistance is available. Valid drivers license required.


The successful candidate will:

identify customer needs and expectations;

ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met;

educate and develop rapport with clients and promote partnerships;

promote a customer/client centered culture that strives to exceed customer and client needs;

coordinate all unit catering initiatives to drive sales growth and track results.

maintain and improve service level resulting in increased customer satisfaction; 

ensure all HAACP standards are followed; and/or 

demonstrate resourcefulness and quick responsiveness to client and customer requests. 

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

solid organizational skills;

excellent leadership/team building skills;

the ability to handle catering at all levels from students to executives; and/or

professional demeanor is required.

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Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management and Catering positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. .

Working for Sodexo:

Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.



Position Summary:

Oversight of catering activities for a medium to large size location/unit with less than $1.5M in managed catering volume. Complex events with a high degree of hands on involvement in catering solutions.  Large amount of high profile events. Strong client interaction.

Key Duties

- Oversight of Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and use of catering programs to direct daily catering events including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.

- Oversight of the sales process for catering and/or conference services. Works with client and customers to design events.

- Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.

- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards in various environments. Drives the Zero Harm mindset.

- Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary

- Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards




Qualifications & Requirements:

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.