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Director of CateringChicago Marriott SchaumburgSchaumburg, IL
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We are happy to welcome our guests back to our completely renovated hotel. Coffee service is available in the lobby 24 hours for those working late and might need a pick up or getting your day started. Fully-equipped fitness center available by appointment. Indoor pool available weekends by appointment. Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. Our newly renovated hotel sits near the highway for easy access to downtown and O'Hare International Airport.

We have an exciting opportunity to Chicago Marriott Schaumburg as the Director of Catering.

The Director of Catering will oversee promotion, sales, coordination and facilitation of Catering events and will ensure the total satisfaction of customers. To coordinate all aspects of group programs, acting as major group contact from start to finish of each program and to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Solicits and books banquet food and beverage business (corporate). Assist clients by offering suggestions with regard to setup, menus, decorations, etc. Directs the activities of the hotel catering sales team, providing leadership and motivation necessary to implement effective sales and marketing strategies and to maximize the generation of hotel catering sales/revenues. Trains and provides career development for all catering development for all catering sales personnel; conducts performance evaluations and provides feedback to employees using company hiring standards and guidelines.

Looking for someone who is highly organized, service oriented and professional with food knowledge and the ability to thrive in fast paced environment. A majority of the time will be spent selling and negotiating catering and banquet services.

Must have 2-4 years of catering experience.

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Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Upscale
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Action-Oriented
Customer Service
Entrepreneurial
Excellence
Performance
Relationships
Sustainability

Perks

Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Hotel Discounts
Job Training
Paid Holidays
Vision Benefits
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Address50 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60173 View map

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ANTOINETTE “NETTIE” ​CINQUINOCHIEF OF STAFFAntoinette “Nettie” joined GF Hotels & Resorts with an initial goal of developing and implementing tax strategies. During her five-year tenure at the company, she built GF’s in-house Tax Department. She is currently responsible for leading regulatory compliance efforts, managing financial risk and implementing corporate strategies. ​Prior to joining GF, Nettie spent seven years in public accounting where she specialized in tax compliance and business consulting for corporations, partnerships and high-net-worth individuals. Nettie is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Villanova University where she graduated as valedictorian of her class. She went on to earn a Master in Taxation degree from the Villanova Law School Graduate Tax Program. Nettie and her husband, Nick, currently reside in Philadelphia. They enjoy the city’s culture, yet are quick to hop on a plane in search of other adventures
VINEET NAYYARCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, OWNEDWith over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Vineet Nayyar has brought substantial operational knowledge to the GF Hotels & Resorts team since he joined in 2000. He has management experience in all areas of hotel management, including roles with major brands such as Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Hilton Worldwide. Previously, Vineet was on the Holiday Inn General Manager Advisory Board and currently, is a member of the Doubletree Hotel Owners Advisory Council and IHG Owners Association. Vineet is a graduate of the Alpina School of Hotel Management, Switzerland, where he received a degree in Hotel Management. In his free time, Vineet enjoys family time with his two beautiful daughters.
KENNETH KOCHENOURFOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERKenneth Kochenour is CEO and founder of GF Hotels & Resorts. Ken served four years as a police officer for Doylestown Township before he began to aggressively pursue a career in the hospitality and real estate industry. After holding several key positions with various national hotel chains, he co-founded GF Hotels & Resorts. He brings to the company more than thirty years of experience in owning and operating hotel/resort facilities, turnaround deals, property evaluations, market analyses and cost controls. Since Ken’s first hotel acquisition in 1988, the company has evolved to a portfolio of more than 70 hospitality assets owned and/or managed across the United States, and which vary across a spectrum of brands including Hilton, Marriott, InterContinental Hotels Group and more. Under Ken’s leadership, the portfolio of GF Hotels & Resorts continues to receive award winning recognition in the industry, not only from franchise affiliations but also from trade publications such as Lodging Magazine and Hotel Management Magazine in which GF Hotels & Resorts is consistently namedas a top management company in the nation. This success and growth is a result of Ken’s commitment to a professional workforce, a focus on guest satisfaction, and a presence in strategic locations. ​Ken is very active with the Jaws Youth Fund, an organization founded by Ron Jaworski, his family, and the United Way of Camden County whose goal is to support youth programs that benefit at-risk children. He is passionate about giving back to York College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a regular host of York College’s alumni events, as well as, a participant in the Alumni Golf Outing. In 2008, Ken was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award and in 2010, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of York College where he continues to serve as a board member. ​

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CULTURE & EXCELLENCESince the founding of GF Hotels & Resorts in 1988, we have operated more than 500 hotels in 45 states, providing a bench of experience and talent background. As a full service, award-winning management company, our organization includes all of the operating disciplines that are required to achieve property success. Sales & Marketing, Food & Beverage, Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources and Accounting System are just a few of the areas of expertise within the organization.
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