Compass Group, North America CATERING SALES MANAGER, NY in NEW YORK, New York

  • We have an opening for a Catering Private Event Manager position.

  • Location: New York, NY /Note: online applications accepted only./

If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.

At RA, food is inspiration. Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better-for-you" and the planet.

Core Values:

  • Dedication to Quality

  • Spirit of Ownership

  • Commitment to Talent & Diversity

  • Responsible Citizenship

  • Passion for Hospitality

Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents

  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Discount Marketplace

  • And other voluntary benefits

Job Summary

Catering Coordinator

Our associates' experience and knowledge are our greatest asset. Continued positive growth is a necessity and we remain committed to providing our associates access to the best opportunities for career development and advancement.

*Basic Job Responsabilities:*

Event Coordination

  • Input and maintenance of all Caterease data for all events including inquiries, tentative and definite. Includes customer contacts, event details, food, beverage, setup, service, directions, financials and event status.

  • Detailing function sheets with equipment needs and rental orders.

  • Confirming details with various departments as necessary.

  • Creation of captain’s packets for each event including function sheets, equipment pulls, beverage pulls, signage, etc. as needed. Assuring that captains are in receipt of packet via email.

  • Creation of buffet signage and printed menus as required for each event.

  • Preparing or sourcing event layouts using AllSeated.

  • Placing all necessary vendor orders such as walkie-talkies, kosher meals, etc.

  • Preparing and placing rental orders including updates on guest count and needs

  • Assembly and upkeep of organized event files including all correspondence, orders, invoices, payments, proposals, function sheets, etc.

  • Processing of certificate of insurance requests.

  • Updating function sheet and all departments with event guarantee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sales:*

  • Inquiry intake including all pertinent event information client contact, date, time, format, number of guests, location, etc.

  • Preparation of proposals for events to be reviewed by Director prior to submittal

  • Support sales initiatives through research, marketing interface, communications and sourcing.


  • Receipt and processing of all deposits

  • Review of Pre-event PNL financial entry to assure accurately forecasted.

  • Update event files with all receipts


  • Prepare weekly catering packet with all event paperwork (function sheets, beverage requisitions, etc) for distribution to all unit managers

  • Prepare monthly union staffing calendar and submit to Unit Administrator


  • Attend weekly operations/production meetings.

  • Communicate all details of events at meetings assuring that all internal departments have updated and accurate information.

  • Interface with Operations Director and Managers to communicate event details accurately and complete all function sheets accurately.



  • Bachelor Degree in hospitality or Marketing preferred

  • A minimum of 1-year experience in upscale, fine dining or catering and events.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as the business demands.

  • Maintains professional appearance at all times, clean and well-groomed.

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach to all assignments.

  • Exhibits a cheerful and helpful manner when dealing with customers.

  • Stands for long periods of time.

  • Maintains RA Hospitality Standards

  • Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 20 lbs.

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft programs: Word, Excel, Outlook

About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /*Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./

Req ID: 241644