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Director of Catering in Delaware, OH at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Job Description

The AVI Foodsystems operation at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, is now hiring friendly, service-oriented people to join our dining team. If you have a passion for food and are looking for an opportunity that also provides a great work/life balance, we want to talk with you!


We are currently seeking a Director of Catering whose responsibilities will include:

  • Promote and coordinate events with client representatives
  • Manage the planning and execution events ranging in size from 5 to 2,000 people in a higher education setting
  • Schedule team members to ensure appropriate coverage and service for events
  • Oversee ordering, receiving and billing functions
  • Remain in constant communication with Resident Director, Executive Chef and other team members to ensure high quality products and service
  • Follow up on all catered events
  • Monitor team member job performance
  • Manage the financials of all catering activities through effective food, labor and supply controls
  • Engage professionally with individuals at all levels at the account, including the client, team members, faculty and executives
  • Monitor care and operation of delivery vehicles


Job Requirements

  • At least 5 years of operational management experience in the catering field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fine dining 
  • Knowledge and prior experience in higher education
  • Experience in sustainability and sustainable food practices is preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and decision making ability
  • Culinary experience a plus
  • Ability to lead, supervise, train and coordinate the catering team
  • Willingness and availability to work a flexible schedule
  • Hands on approach to training and development of the service team
  • Knowledge of wine service and wine pairing is beneficial
  • Operational knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and catering billing systems
  • ServSafe Certification preferred


AVI is proud of its team members and appreciates the hard work, loyalty and committed service they provide every day and we offer the following:

  • Immense training and growth opportunities
  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays

We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE