Director of Catering and Conference Services

College Park, MD 20740

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -022023-102771 Salary: $100,000 - $115,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers

Job Description

We are a AAA 4 Diamond appointed luxury hotel and conference center seeking a polished, dynamic, and culture-driven Director of Catering and Conference Services to join our team. If you are an organized, results-oriented leader with a passion for stellar service, and looking for an established company to grow with, let' s talk now!

Director of Catering and Conference Services Responsibilities:
  • Coach, mentor, and train the team following company standards, steps of service, and food & beverage specifications for the banquets and catering team
  • Actively solicit and prospect new business for the hotel and conference center
  • Negotiate rates for food and beverage, meeting room and function space rental, audiovisual, and hotel services within company guidelines
  • Attend all VIP events and attend site visits and tours as needed
  • Lead by example in providing best-in-class service
  • Supervise and ensure flawless event execution

Director of Catering and Conference Services Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of demonstrated catering department leadership in a large, conference center property
  • Supervisory experience of 5+ team members
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize tasks

Director of Catering and Conference Services Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary up to $115, 000 annually
  • Bonus structure that is paid quarterly as well as annual bonus potential
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • STD/LTD and life insurance options
  • Vacation/Sick

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Sean Collard
Senior Recruiter

Sean Collard found his "Why" early in his career in hospitality. As a young manager with Hilton, he learned that everything else takes care of itself if you put your team first. Sean dedicates his time as a recruiter in service to his candidates and clients by building long-lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial for all.
Sean got started in the hotel business early with Marriott. Several years and a hotel opening later, he moved into Times Square to open an independent hotel which led to connections at Hilton. After 12 years managing Hilton branded hotels in Times Square, Sean joined the Hilton Garden Inn brand team. Over 14 years, Sean supported hotels covering six Hilton Brands in 16 markets and two countries. His last stint was working on a team of four that supported 237 hotels across the major markets in the US that produced over $3 billion in annual sales.
In 2021, Sean joined the team at Goodwin Recruiting and has been having a blast! He has leveraged several relationships into new clients for Goodwin. Sean's first placement was a General Manager he supported for HGI in 2006, and for a client he helped open a hotel with in 2014, proving that when you develop long-lasting relationships and take care of people, good things happen.
When Sean is not changing lives, you can find him spending time with his wife and four grown children, who all still live within 30 minutes of home. Sundays are especially important to Sean as he prepares a weekly dinner for family and friends. Sean lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Susan, Mother, Fran, and Mother-in-Law, Judy.
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