Catering and Events Coordinator, Cultivate Hope

Matthew 25

Matthew 25 is seeking a caring and dedicated professional to join our team as our Groundswell Catering and Events Coordinator.

  • This role is a great opportunity for someone with a hospitality background who has a real skill for sales and flair for project management.
  • They will also have experience designing menu offerings and in food production.
  • Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager for Cultivate Hope, this person will be responsible for owning our events and catering offering at the Groundswell event space, and also creating opportunities at our Urban Farm and Corner Store, in collaboration with all of the Cultivate Hope Programs.
  • This position will deal directly with event and catering enquiries to translate those into sales and beautifully executed events.
  • This position will also develop and deliver the Good meals to go offering and baked goods for the cafe and corner store on a daily basis.
  •   They will be solutions driven and motivated to deliver reliable excellence.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Design catering and event menus that deliver on the Groundswell standards for sustainability, nutrition, value, flavor and margin/profitability.
  • Prep and cook food for all catering and events.
  • Design and deliver a standardized Good meals to Go program for the Corner Store to include entrees, side dishes, snacks and sweet treats that deliver on the Groundswell standards for sustainability, nutrition, value, flavor and margin/profitability.
  • Design and deliver a standardized baked goods and sweet treats selection of goods for the cafe that deliver on the Groundswell standards for sustainability, nutrition, value, flavor and margin/profitability.
  • Act as the relationship manager / sales person / new business developer & point of contact for all catering and events to design and sell customized experiences for all catering and event requests that come in to Matthew 25 / Groundswell Cafe.
  • Work collaboratively with staff members and volunteers to maximize their skills in a way that fits within the mission of Matthew 25.
  • Recommend process improvements for increased efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with the Cafe Manager to schedule and oversee staffing for catering and events.
  • Develop market night offerings for the Urban Farm using the outdoor brick-oven and grill.
  • Collaborate with the Head Chef on purchasing.
  • Operate all food services in compliance with established health and safety.
  • Maintain Linn County Public Health food safety standards and regulations.
  • Maintain Linn County Public Health food safety standards. Availability and willingness to obtain ServSafe Food Manager certification.
  • Display and promote Company Values

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Education in culinary arts and/or previous experience in the events and catering field required.
  • Food preparation experience.
  • Proven ability to create and close sales.

 

Job Benefits:

Benefits include PTO, health insurance, Simple IRA match, short term disability and paid holidays.

 

Application Instructions:

Email cover letter and resume to info@matthew-25.org

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Catering and Events Coordinator, Cultivate Hope

Matthew 25

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Job ID: 97959

Posted 16 days ago

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