SantaBarbaraRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Santa Barbara jobs

Catering Manager

Company: Mar Monte Hotel - In the Unbound Collection by Hya
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Mar Monte Hotel, Unbound Collection by Hyatt:

Discover one of the finest hotels in Santa Barbara, California when you stay at Mar Monte Hotel. Built in 1931, rencently renovated in 2019, our historic hotel welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service. Detailed with a fusion of Spanish Colonial architecture blended with modern conveniences, Mar Monte Hotel is a shining gateway to the City of Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera. The Property serves 174 Guestrooms, our pool side restaurant/bar Cafe Lido, our fine Dinning restaurant Costa as well as 14,000 sq feet of flexible meeting space.

We are seeking:

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for hospitality. We are also looking for a great attitude, drive, dedication to their craft, and a true willingness to learn.

Ideal applicants will show that they have a strong work ethic, are team orientated and work well with others. You will be a member of a cohesive team that supports each other's success in a fast-paced environment. We provide a safe and positive working environment where we encourage employees to grow and learn with opportunities for personal and career development.

We highly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We seek diversity amongst our team.
Responsibilities

Manage catering accounts to achieve guest satisfaction and to solicit past and new business to ensure all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Responsible for soliciting new catering sales accounts, entertaining, and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals in food, beverage and room rental segments.


- Solicit new and existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication.
- Understanding of both monthly forecasting and the annual budget process, as well as pace and productivity.
- Understanding of yield management skills and the use of historical data.
- Experience evaluating every catering business opportunity to maximize revenue and profitability while achieving customer expectations.
- Participate in the research the competition's products, services and pricing and use it to develop strategic business plans.
- Maximize revenue by selling all facets of the hotel to previous, current and potential clients, including room rental, A/V and other revenue generation opportunities.
- Experience selling to a variety of market segments.
- Consistently book repeat business by having a track record of long term client relationships.
- Actively participate in industry related organizations (NACE, MPI). Actively participate in community/civic activities to maintain awareness within community and to create booking opportunities.
- Knowledge of sales techniques including closing skills as well as negotiating skills.
- Comfortable with hotel site inspections and client presentations.
- Participate in trade shows and sales blitzes.
- Some experience utilizing creative skills to provide innovative set-ups, menus, and functions for groups. Ability to generate creative and innovative menus while working closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus.
- Work closely with banquet department on operations and event execution, ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
- Provide overall direction, coordination, and ongoing evaluation of operations of catering events sold. Detailed execution of all banquet event orders generated by the associate.
- Experience providing A/V equipment and operating A/V as a profit center.
- Effective use and teaching of computers, specifically Delphi, Word and Excel.
- Knowledge of market trends, competition and key hotel customers.
- Ability to work with outside vendors to ensure client satisfaction for all events/groups.
- Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
- Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

About Us

Mar Monte Hotel is your gateway to the American Riviera. Just minutes from Santa Barbara's downtown, the hotel is located on Cabrillo Boulevard, across from East Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Across the road from East Beach along the Pacific Ocean, this polished hotel with a 1930s Spanish Colonial vibe is 1 mile from Stearns Wharf and 3 miles from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.Our employees enjoy hotel and F&B discounts throughout the world of Hyatt and HEI, various Bonus/Incentive and Recognition Programs, plus - working alongside beautiful, ocean front views. Apply today to join our team!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Keywords: Mar Monte Hotel - In the Unbound Collection by Hya, Santa Barbara , Catering Manager, Executive , Santa Barbara, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Santa Barbara RSS job feeds