The Catering Manager is involved in all aspects of planning and execution of all Member social events at Fisher Island Club. This person should have proven event planning experience, experience working within a budget and be knowledgeable about food and beverage, as well as catering. He/she is self-confident, creative, extremely organized, resourceful, energetic, detail-oriented and able to multi-task. Additionally, this individual must be a professional with impeccable integrity and unquestionable ethical and moral standards. He/she must also possess the ability to deal with highly demanding patrons with grace and charisma.Essential Duties:-Reports to Director of Catering-Supports Associate Director of Membership with planning and execution of Membership social events and activities to ensure that the highest standards of service, quality, and cost goals are met.-Works closely with the Social Committee; coordinates and attends committee meetings to assure that Members’ needs are consistently addressed.-Works with Director of Catering, Social Committee, Communications Manager, Executive Chef, and Associate Director of Membership on the creation of the Social Calendar. -Works with the Associate Director of Membership to plan all Member social events from conception to execution.-Along with the Associate Director of Membership, develops a yearly Special Events budget and negotiates with vendors and entertainers in order to stay within or under budget. -Works closely with the Communications Manager to ensure the promotion of all internal advertising of Member activities and events.-Accurately completes all administrative details associated with events including tracking costs, purchase requisitions, check requests, and proper follow-up of the completion of the aforementioned.-All events are planned together with entire catering department including décor, booking entertainment, facilitating entertainment contracts and insurance, BEO, floor plans, seating, staffing, etc.-Together with Associate Director of Membership Develops, coordinates and executes Kids’ programs.-Assists the Communications Manager with ideas for content and event pictures for the quarterly newsletter and Fisher Island Magazine. -Tracks the success (performance) of all Membership activities and events.-Supervises all Member event and reservations and keeps constant communication with the Membership Assistants to ensure they are updated on all pertinent information regarding the status of event details.-Will be highly visible and accessible to the Membership.-Works flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.-Communicates well with upper management, F&B team, Social Committee and other team members in general.-Must be an analytical thinker and problem solver, striving to always “think outside the box.”-Able to anticipate challenges and plan contingencies.-Possesses excellent time-management skills; must be able to prioritize, self-motivated.-Able to understand the complexity and dynamics of Club business.-Must be proactive, dynamic, and forward thinking.-Must possess a positive attitude and work harmoniously with colleagues.
Education/Experience:-Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or two years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience-At least five years of large-scale, multi-tiered event experience essentialSpecific Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferences:-Ability to read, writes, and speaks English proficiently in order to perform the duties of the job-Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook)-Familiarity with Adobe applications a plus (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Professional)Working Conditions Associated with this position:-Indoor/outdoor business environment-May work extended hours -Above average computer usage
Fisher Island Club is a private island located just minutes from Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. The Club has numerous amenities including championship golf, tennis, spa, beach club, marina, gourmet market, seven restaurants and a 15 room all-suite resort hotel. The island is the wealthiest community in the United Sates where residents live in unparalleled luxury.