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Catering Event Operations Coordinator

Company: Great Performances
Location: New York
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe are a catering and event planning company founded on a collaborative commitment to service, innovation, and quality.If you share these values, and are passionate about food, service and a synergistic working environment, you are invited to apply for an exceptional opportunity as a qualified Catering Event Coordinator. This role supports our industry-leading Event Directors in providing unparalleled event experiences for corporate, nonprofit, and social clients of all sizes. It requires strong administrative, operational, and organizational skills, and a minimum of 2-4 years demonstrated full-time administrative and event planning experience.Responsibilities include the creation and revision of sales proposals, and the development of materials imperative to planning and executing an event such as menus, staff and beverage orders, and rental equipment lists. You will interface with clients to gather planning information, orchestrate tastings, conduct venue site inspections, liaise with event captains, vendors, and venue managers, and be an on-site presence during events. The successful candidate is a self-motivated team player who can multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment. A college degree including event planning or hospitality internships is highly desirable. Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects, and excellent communication skills are critical components to job success. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed. This position offers practical training, development, and excellent exposure to the NYC event world. Historically, successful employees in this position have advanced to become Catering Operations Managers. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and paid time off.Company DescriptionGreat Performances, NYC's premier food service and events company, is a dynamic and influential leader in the food and events industry and is known for its dedication to social responsibility and sustainability. We are the exclusive caterer to many high-profile NYC institutions including, The Plaza Hotel, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Wave Hill. We operate more than 10 restaurants, cafes and food trucks; produce thousands of events in more than 100 venues across NYC; and support numerous festivals and special events including the New York City Wine and Food Festival and the Miami Open Tennis tournament. Great Performances is the first catering company to own and operate its own organic farm--Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY. Learn more at: greatperformances.com

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