Req # 6205BR
Job Title Director of Catering
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Hotel Nia
City Menlo Park
Why Us Sage Hospitality is set to hire an accomplished, positive and energetic Director of Catering who will be an integral leader of this new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel opening in Menlo Park, Hotel Nia. Hotel Nia plans to deliver masterfully curated experiences to inspire and create an avenue for brilliance within guests’ personal and professional lives. Featuring 250 guest rooms with a fresh take on the modern hotel, Nia will provide thoughtful tech and high touch experiences to guests and visitors. The restaurant and bar will feature a unique and communal experience with shared coastal Mediterranean plates and inspired cocktails. Comfortable California style surrounds the pool bar and luscious courtyard and the spacious fitness center allows guests to stretch out and sweat. And as the center of Menlo Park, the 11,000 square foot flexible meeting space also opens up to 9,000 square feet of outdoor event space with sunny views.
As part of Sage Hospitality’s Premier and Lifestyle division, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.
This role will report to the Director of Sales and Marketing within the Premier and Lifestyle Division as well as partnering with a collaborative ownership that takes pride in excellence and is a great steward of its properties. We are looking for an individual who has a record of success in the local market; someone well tied into the Silicon Valley, surrounding areas and the community.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Hospitality that await you.
The Director of Catering directs all areas of catering sales, including achieving goals and objectives; while analyzing potentials for business growth. Ensures all catering operations are in alignment with the direction of the Director of Sales, General Manager, Company, brand standards, and local, state and federal regulations. Ensures quality service, achieving financial goals and implementing short and long term strategies. Develops budget, marketing and business plans and capital expenditures.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Knowledge of banquet/catering food and beverage service, policies or operations.
Knowledge of computer equipment.
Knowledge of general sales techniques, yield management, and customer service skills.
Ability to hear, speak, read and write English fluently.
Requires 12th grade level mathematics, spelling and reading skills.
Must have dexterity/mobility to meet clients on and off premises, to tour property and attend functions, to climb stairs, and operate basic office equipment.
Vision to read fine print and computer screens, to see colors, to observe rooms in poorly lit conditions
Excellent hearing necessary for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent vision necessary to view set-ups.
Excellent speech communication skills required for verbal interaction with guests and associates.
Excellent literacy necessary to read BEOs, process gratuities and payroll, etc
More than two years of post -high school education
More than two (2) full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
General Banquet equipment. General office equipment: computer, typewriter, copier, facsimile, telephone, calculator, etc.
Office environment, weather exposure when making sales calls
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.