Willow Point Golf and Country Club - Special Event & Group Catering Director

Willow Point Golf and Country Club 2544 Willow Point Road, Alexander City, Al 35010
9/25/2022

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Position Description

Special Event & Group Catering Director

 

Are you a creative, passionate, and enthusiastic team player? Are you tired of fighting big city traffic just to get to work and crave a peaceful work environment full of beauty? Willow Point Golf & Country Club a premier private club located on beautiful Lake Martin in Alabama has an exciting career opportunity for a Special Event & Group Catering Director. The club is part of Russell Lands On Lake Martin, which is a growing, family oriented development company located between the major cities of Birmingham, Auburn and Montgomery, Alabama. Apply today and join us at The Point!

 

The Special Event & Group Catering Director is responsible for the sales, planning, execution, and billing operations of various events at Willow Point. This position reports to the Club Manager and works alongside the Executive Chef, Banquet Manager and Food & Beverage Team to maximize guest satisfaction. The Special Event & Group Catering Director will supervise all banquet functions and ensure all aspects are in accordance with Willow Point’s hospitality standards. They work with the banquet set up team and other departments to assure that the members’ and guests’ expectations are exceeded, and the highest quality food and service are delivered.

 

POSITION:

·         Ability to work flexible and vary scheduling including nights and weekends of events

·         Must be able to lift 50 pounds and endure long periods of standing and walking

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         In order to thrive in this position, you must be able to provide great customer service to clients and guests, have a keen eye for attention to detail, be organized, and have the ability to multitask

  • Helps members arrange banquets, luncheons, meetings, weddings, and other social events; obtains pertinent information needed for planning.
  • Helps members plan special events, including menus, entertainment, decorations, and other aspects that best meet their needs and will exceed their expectations.
  • Maintains current and accurate member files for all events.
  • Coordinates and assists with the set-up and delivery of assigned banquet events.
  • Responsible for hands-on service work when needed and orchestrating events when necessary.
  • Responds immediately to all incoming catering and banquet opportunities for the club
  • Manages complaints.
  • Creates and distributes in-house banquet event orders (BEOs).
  • Assumes responsibility of manager-on-duty when necessary.
  • Manages banquet billing and arranges prompt payment for all events.
  • Updates weekly function information for all affected staff.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in the catering sales, event planning and/or in the marketing of member or guest services
  • At least a two-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management or related major, a four-year degree is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the private club industry’s food and beverage operations, or high-end hotel experience knowledge is required.

BENEFITS:

Competitive Pay, Excellent Benefits, 401K Plan, PTO, Complimentary & Employee Meals

 

Compensation to include competitive salary based on experience, annual commission incentives and relocation allowances if necessary.

 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Type: Full-time