Functions/Events Co-ordinator position - Hotel and Catering Personnel, Durban

  • Durban
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Hotel and Catering Personnel on Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Reference: DBN03022020
  • Apply before Friday, April 3, 2020 - 2 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Hotel and Catering Personnel

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Functions/Events Coordinator. We are seeking a highly organized Catering Coordinator to manage our catering and event services. The role is suitable for someone with previous experience in similar field, with strong hospitality, and sales background. The suitable candidate will be based in Newlands, Nandi Drive, Durban within a private hospital environment.

Job Duties:

  • The Catering Coordinator responsibilities will include coordinating decor and event planning tasks, overseeing food preparation and presentation, maintaining the inventory, liaising with vendors, supervising staff, and ensuring that the kitchen meets sanitation standards;
  • To be successful in this role, you should have a personable demeanor, a passion for customer service, as well as good networking and financial management skills;
  • Experience in the food service industry is advantageous;
  • Liaising with clients;
  • Effectively communicate with client and staff in a friendly, courteous and timely manner;
  • Organize and coordinate event timeline, ensuring that the service runs smoothly and efficiently;
  • Coordinate and oversee decor set-up and breakdown;
  • Processing and receiving food orders on time;
  • Maintaining inventory of food and office supplies;
  • Liaising with vendors and external suppliers;
  • Oversee catering and kitchen staff;
  • Managing staff schedules;
  • Assisting management with food and decor budget, and managing finances;
  • Maintain high personal grooming standards and professional demeanor.

Candidate Requirements

  • High school diploma;
  • A Bachelor's or Associate's degree in hospitality, culinary arts or related field preferred;
  • Prior experience in food service or hospitality industry required;
  • Experience planning and co-ordinating functions within a private hospital environment;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Financial and/or business management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Professional appearance;
  • Organized and punctual.

Should you meet the above criteria, please forward a copy of your updated CV, when applying.

This position reports to: Catering Manager Apply before Friday, April 3, 2020 - 2 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About Hotel and Catering Personnel

Since its founding in 1994, Hotel and Catering Personnel have gone from strength to strength. A privately owned company, Hotel and Catering Personnel specialise in the search and recruitment of high caliber personnel for the hospitality industry.

Based in Cape Town, Hotel and Catering Personnel know the demands, the complexities and skills required for the successful, profitable operation and management of a hotel. We understand our client's need for highly accomplished professionals who have what it takes, to run a successful operation.

With a client list that includes some of the finest hotels and a team of dedicated, experienced professionals working in partnership, we aim to provide the best people, product and service in the industry. At Hotel and Catering personnel we're not just committed to solving immediate problems with superior, professional people, we're committed to building long term relationships with our clients.