Director of Catering Aventura HiltonHilton Aventura MiamiHollywood, FL
A property of: Shaner Hotel Group
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Job Description

The Director of Catering will be responsible for strategically soliciting and developing new accounts, maintaining excellent rapport with existing accounts, and successfully promoting the hotel to the community; Responsible for managing all aspects of booking meetings and catering functions to include proposals, contracts, and detailing Banquet Event Orders. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in a full-service hotel and a strong background in guest relations. The Director must be able to develop and implement strategies with the hotel executive team in effort to exceed budget goals and established quotas. We are seeking an organized, personable, and business-minded individual with strong communication skills who can coordinate, plan, and oversee events in their totality in accordance with the standards of Hilton and Shaner Hotels.

Job Requirements

5. High school diploma, Bachelor's degree preferred.
5. Minimum of five years of experience in sales and catering in a full-service hotel.
5. Hilton brand experience preferred.
5. Hotel opening experience a plus.
5. Strong attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills
5. Excellent people management and problem resolution skills.
5. Superior guest satisfaction skills.
5. Basic knowledge of hospitality financials, reporting requirements and industry measurements. Knowledge of catering forecasting a plus.
5. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Job Details

Mid level

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Hilton Aventura Miami
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Address2885 Northeast 191st Street, Aventura, FL, 33180 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

People (3)

Patrick LandySenior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerPatrick J. Landy rejoined Shaner in July 2005. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all financial initiatives and reporting for Shaner Hotels. Including his first tenure with Shaner, Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality accounting and finance, and he has worked in a wide array of fields like hospitality, agriculture, insurance and academics. Prior to rejoining Shaner, Patrick worked at Canton College Association at SUNY Canton where he held the position of Controller. In this capacity, he was responsible for financial reporting of all food and retail operations on campus, as well as overseeing the accounting for the Student Union and the SUNY Canton College Foundation. He was also an adjunct instructor in the Accounting department. Since May 2013, Patrick became a board member and Treasurer for the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providing assistance within the communities where Shaner employees live and work. Patrick has a B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo, and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, rooting for New York sports teams and running.
Plato GhinosPresidentAs President, Plato Ghinos is a key member of the Shaner Hotels management team. Plato joined Shaner Hotels in 1995 and has since participated in the acquisition and development of multiple hotel and restaurant properties and progressed franchise relationships and negotiations with several well-known brands. Plato is the Managing Director of Shaner Italia and is responsible for expanding the company's hotel portfolio in Italy. Most recently, Plato was instrumental in forming a partnership with CS Hospitality in Athens, Greece to expand the hotel portfolio in Greece and Cyprus. Plato previously served for 10 years as Executive Vice-President for Federated National, a real estate development group specializing in the management and development of more than 25 hotels, resorts, restaurants and apartment complexes. Plato has extensive experience in sales and marketing, as well as in hotel and restaurant operations. A native of Athens, Greece, Plato came to the United States to attend college, and worked for an international hotel group during graduate school. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and his M.B.A. at the American Graduate School of International Management – Thunderbird Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lance T. ShanerChairman & CEOLance T. Shaner serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaner. A graduate of Alfred University, he provides the business strategy and entrepreneurial spirit for multiple companies. Under Lance’s leadership, the companies have completed over two billion dollars in transactions and have grown into a highly respected business group with over 3,000 employees. Throughout Mr. Shaner’s extensive career he has been successful in leading the companies in areas such as finance, venture capital, contract negotiations, real estate development, acquisitions and strategic investment advice. Today as the Chief Executive Officer of Shaner, Lance is responsible for the overall management of the company and setting of strategic directions.
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