Catering Manager

Kinseth Hospitality Corp

Iowa City, IA Restaurant & Food Service / Sales
Kinseth Hospitality, a growing hotel/restaurant management company, is seeking an experienced hotel catering sales person, comfortable with meeting clients in person, as well as on the phone & e-mail.  We require an individual that has strong communication skills and detailed oriented. As the Catering Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn in Iowa City, IA you will be responsible for detailing corporate and social events as well as working with several internal departments to ensure successful meetings/events.

Job Information:
Duties include sales, regular solicitation of current accounts and seeking out new business sources as well as maintaining client records, client appointments/site tours and leading weekly banquet meetings.

Kinseth offers an environment which recognizes contributions.  We believe in investing in and developing leaders for the future through career development, educational opportunities and advancement.

Essential Duties:
  • Makes solicitation and service calls in person, through mail/email, and by telephone on assigned accounts to promote and sell hotel and restaurant facility space and services.
  • Makes outside solicitation calls to potential new accounts. 
  • Responds to inquiries from customers, prospects, other hotels and the corporate office.
  • Prepare proposals and confirmations for group bookings, conducts tours of the property with prospective customers.
  • Assists customers with menu selection and meeting room set up, provides for receipt and storage of customer material, and makes referrals for outside products and services.
  • Follows company credit and deposit policies when booking business.
  • Informs other departments of upcoming events to ensure proper planning throughout the property, distributes BEOs, schedules pre-function meetings with customers and hotel staff, and tracks and follows up as required.
  • Prepares banquet checks and obtains customer’s signature and other information needed for billing process at conclusion of event.
  • Maintains and uses the accounts tracing system/database and customer account files to generate future business.
  • Prepares sales and post-event reports and records sales calls and activities.
  • Monitors guest satisfaction through follow-up surveys, thank you cards and calls.
  • Participates in industry and civic organizations to promote business opportunities.
  • Tracks activities of the competition and the market and the hotel's position in the market.
  • Participates in sales department meetings.
  • Plans and participates in sales blitzes.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of marketing plans and action plans, gives input to the development of special promotions or packages, and develops ideas to build occupancy.
  • Meets and/or exceeds individual quantitative revenue and production goals set forth by the General Manager and Director of Sales.

We offer:
  • Training like no other in the business
  • PTO, benefits and more
  • Personal and professional growth

Compensation includes benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k & PTO.  

Catering Sales Manager Qualifications
  • If you are a motivated, self- starter with excellent communication, leadership and decision-making skills, we have a position for you!
  • Previous hotel sales experience preferred.
  • Two or four year degree preferred. 

If you are interested, please click apply now to send your resume today!
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Catering Manager

Kinseth Hospitality Corp

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Job ID: 66310

Posted 8 days ago

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