Director of Catering - Washington Hilton

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Washington, DC
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Washington Hilton is seeking a Director of Catering! Our Washington DC hotel boasts 110,000 square feet of meeting space and 1070 guest rooms in the epicenter of the city'smost popular attractions and one of of DC's coolest neighborhoods. The Director of Catering will oversee 2 Catering Sales Managers, as well as a Catering Coordinator, and report to the Director of Catering and Events. This person will oversee the booking and detailing of large events of 1500+ with a focus on Local Catering and a revenue goal of $2m annually. What will I be doing?As Director of Catering, you would be responsible for directing and administering catering operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:Direct and administer all catering operations to include, but not limited to, guest service, soliciting new accounts, negotiating contracts, merchandising and marketing, planning, event execution, cost control implementation, systems management, budget and forecasting, department management, adherence to federal, state and local standards and meeting participation and facilitationDevelop market segments, solicit new customers, negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with current customersMonitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counseling and evaluations and delivering recognition and rewardRecruit, interview and train team membersCommunicate with and provide direction and supervision to team members to execute catering eventsWhat are we looking for?5 or more years of Catering Management Experience2 or more years of Leadership ExperienceLarger Box experience is preferredSince being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences. Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time. Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities. Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do. Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions. Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:Quality Productivity Dependability Customer Focus Adaptability What will it be like to work for Hilton?Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! EOE/AA/Disabled/Veterans