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Director of Catering

Company: Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 13, 2018

Job Description:

The Seattle Airport Marriott hotel, owned and operated by Spire Hospitality, is an all full service hotel with more than 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. We are conveniently located near excellent regional destinations such as The Boeing Tour Center/Future of Flight, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center and Century Link Field; home of the Seattle Seahawks, Boeing and much more.
The Seattle Airport Marriott hotel is currently seeking an outgoing experienced individual to join our team as Director of Catering. This position reports directly to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Become a part of our leading sales and catering team by promoting our services and products while selling to new and existing clientele. The Seattle Airport is host to many social events, conferences, and meetings will be undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation in 2018! As a part of our mission, we are people centric and performance minded. The Seattle Airport Marriott and Spire Hospitality, prides themselves on mentoring and coaching our associates to provide optimal customer service and guest satisfaction. At Spire, your success is our primary mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all catering sales and the event center's activities in the hotel; from booking events to execution.
  • Prepare departmental budget and forecasts, operating within set parameters, ensure effective cost control
  • Establish and maintain rapport with clients, prior to, throughout and post-conference, exceeding their expectations and encouraging repeat business.
  • Conduct site inspections and proactive sales activities as required.
  • Work closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing to prepare monthly forecasts
  • Control function space maximization and ensure standards are met
  • Develop the annual business and marketing plan for the department in conjunction with the Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Ensure meetings and function rooms are properly maintained at all times.
  • Work with Food and Beverage outlets with regards to reservations and flow of clients
  • Ensure Health and Safety standards are complied with at all times.
  • Participate or be represented in the following meetings: Department Head, Food and Beverage, Forecasting, Budget, Rooms Yield Management, pre-convention as well as any other meetings within the hotel that effect/are affected by the Conference Services and Catering function.
  • Expedite function bookings; prepare resumes, event contracts, etc. Compilation and distribution of conference agendas and event orders
  • Ensure maximum employee satisfaction. Conduct monthly and annual performance reviews
  • Coordinate training for department individuals for best carrying out their responsibilities and duties
  • Handle protocol related activity. Handle VIP visit scenarios
  • Ensure the timely, accurate and complete issuing of even orders by all CCS team members


    • 4+ years of catering and management experience. Hotel or similar experience strongly preferred.
    • High school education and relevant training and experience required. Additional education preferred.
    • Experienced in designing and preparing reports and presentations.
    • Computer proficiency with ability to use various office and accounting software and assist with tasks.
    • Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of hotel staff and management
    • Excellent communication skills - oral and written
    • Outstanding leadership skills
    • Outstanding sales capabilities
    • Must be able to meet the demands of clients events to include presence at numerous food and beverage functions throughout the day
    • Excels in a fast-paced work environment
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

      We are an equal opportunity employer.

      Keywords: Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel, Seattle, Director of Catering, Executive, Seattle, Washington

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