Catering Food Service Management - Atlanta

Adding To Our Team – Catering Account Executive

WE’RE ADDING TO OUR TEAM!

Atlanta’s premier event and catering company is in search of a CATERING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE for our location in Conyers, Georgia. We want you to become a part of the team that has been offering exceptional cuisine, design and décor services and spectacular venues for over 30 years. See below for details on how to apply:

 

Job Title: Catering Account Executive – GA International Horse Park

 

Job Description: The catering account executive is responsible for finding new clients to hold catered events. The job often involves attending industry and networking events, telemarketing, advertising and contacting the competitions client base. Once the account executive discovers a prospective client, they conduct tours of the facility, menu tastings and all meetings with the client.

 

Impact and Influence:
This position will interact on a regular basis with Sales & Marketing Director, Off-Premise Sales Team, Operations Team and Culinary team to create flawless events.

 

Key Responsibilities:
Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Experience with prospecting, selling and negotiating skills
  • Obtaining New Clients; specifically but not limited to the Convention (ACVB) and City Wides
  • Maintaining existing client relationships through Caterease database – follow-up calls, emails, notes and bi-monthly sales calls/drops to assigned venues
  • Create personalized proposals/sample menus based on clients’ needs; create contracts, purchase orders & vendor invoices in a timely fashion; create & distribute floor plans with venue manager for clients and Ops team review
  • Over communication to the Ops, Sales & Culinary teams for specific events through a detailed Banquet Event Order & kitchen sheet; must communicate effectively on any pop-ups and last minute event updates
  • Attend all booked events to greet the client and ensure the event details are executed accordingly until the food is presented; introduction made to the event captain to meet the client to run the event until close
  • Ensure the billing procedures are followed and the event is closed out properly in Caterease
  • Attend networking events; HSMAI, GAMPI, ACVB, ISES, SHRM, GSAE

 

Education, Specialized Knowledge, and Experience:

In order to narrow down our search and applicant pool, we are requiring that ALL candidates meet the following necessary qualifications in order to apply:

  • Must live within 25 miles of Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Must be a team player, well organized, strong computer skills
  • Must have Strong Food and Beverage background w/ ability to create custom menus

 

Specialized Skills:

  • Excellent listening skills, creative with menu development, excellent customer service to go above and beyond clients’ needs
  • Consistent follow-up with clients to increase closing %
  • Experience with Caterease a plus

 

Additional Details:

Job Available: Immediately
Competitive base salary + applicable commission structure
Bonus Plan: Commission plan
Benefits: 401K, health, dental, life insurance coverage, vacation
Management position: Yes
Entry Level Position: No
Industry Categories: Food Service, Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Food and Beverage

 


To Apply:
Please email resume and questions to employment@proofpudding.com and DBiondo@proofpudding.com.

 

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