Fatz Southern Kitchen Catering Events Specialist job in Forest City, NC

Company
Fatz Southern Kitchen
Job Title
Catering Events Specialist
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Location
118 Hill Top Way
Forest City, NC 28043

Catering Events Specialist

At Fatz, our people come first and we want the Right People staffed in our restaurants to continue building success. Hourly team members, the most important part of our team, are driven by passion and a commitment to a Perfect Fatz Experience for every guest, every time. Even better, Fatz commits to passionately supporting our team members in their career development. We offer training programs and a direct career path to management. Many of our leaders have been developed and promoted internally.

Fatz is dedicated to community involvement through local and system wide fundraising. We take this commitment one step further by partnering with the National Restaurant Association Education Fund to create job opportunities, specifically training and nationally recognized accreditation for management positions, allowing for a stable career and reliable income.

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary role of the Catering & Events Specialist is to drive sales, guest counts, traffic and community involvement at a restaurant level promoting our approved Catering and Event programs. Catering and event sales are built by seeking new guests, providing a perfect and memorable experience to existing guests and by promoting and building the Fatz brand within the local community. By building relationships with local businesses, civic organizations and other community events, Fatz should be positioned as the first choice for catering, groups and outside vending opportunities in the community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Creates And Executes Plans To Generate New Catering Guests
• Involved With Local Community Activities And Participates In Local Events
• Attends Local Networking And Chamber Events On Behalf Of Fatz To Generate New Guests
• Attends Monthly Catering & Events Conference Calls And Reports On Results
• Sends In Completed Sales & Events Tracking Database
• When Action Plan Is Provided, Follow Through On The Additional Goals And Swot Analysis. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, And Threats)
• Sustain Knowledge Of Restaurants Trending Sales And Keep Action Plan Updated
• Participate Once A Month In A Manager Meeting To Keep Staff Updated On Current Programs, Creating The Team Atmosphere
• Keep Your Sales & Events Manager In The Loop Of Planned Events And Goings On In The Community
• Manages All Paperwork In Relationship To Bookings Such As Contracts, Results Tracking And Waivers

SALES & EVENTS GOALS
• Catering Sales: +SSS In Catering Or 10% to 15% Of Total Sales
• Fundraisers: 4 Fundraisers Per Month ( Pancake Breakfasts, Chicken For Charity or Spirit Nights)
• Offsite Sales/Selling Events: One Per Quarter
• Fieldtrip Program: 10-15 Fieldtrips Over Summer Season


STANDARD SCHEDULE
• Dedicated Scheduled Hours/Week
• Example:
o 1 Hour Researching Local Daycares, Businesses To Contact For The Week
o 1 Hour Attending Local Networking Groups
o 2 Hours Visiting Local Businesses To Surprise And Delight And Provide Catering Information
o 2 Hours For Follow-Ups Of Previous Bookings, Leads through phone calls and emails
o 1 Hour Contacting Non-Profit Organizations For Fundraiser Events And Catering Opportunities
o 1 Hour Attending Manager Meeting
o 2 Hours Assisting with Catering and Events Execution

Additional Info

Additional

Job Requirements
• Minimum 3 Months Of Employment With Fatz As An Team Member or 6-12 months' similar experience
• Candidate Must Have Demonstrated Knowledge Of The Fatz Brand.
• Candidate Must Be Able To Think Outside The Box And Be Marketing Savvy
• Candidate Must Be An Enthusiastic Supporter Of The Fatz Brand, Evidenced By Their Ability To With An Upbeat And Outgoing Personality
• Ability To Build Relationships With People At All Levels
• Candidate Must Be A Model Team Member And Possess Excellent Written And Oral Communication Skills
• Excellent Organization Skills Needed
• Flexible And Self Directed Worker With Ability To Stay Focused And Meet Goals, While Working Independently
• Candidate Must Be Able To Read, Speak, And Write In English
• Must Meet All Personal Appearance Standards Set By Fatz
• Goal Oriented
• Understands Microsoft Office Suite


Additional Information
Fatz is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.
This job description is a summary and not all inclusive of position duties and responsibilities.

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