Director of Catering - Hilton ChicagoHilton Chicago and TowersChicago, IL
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Job Description

The Hilton Chicago is looking for a a Director of Catering! This is a rare opportunity to lead the catering sales efforts at a legendary property. It's a seller's dream with over 230,000 square feet of event space - the most of any hotel in Chicago!

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 facilitation
  • Develop market segments, solicit new customers, negotiate contracts and maintain relationships with current customers
  • Monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision and professional development, scheduling, conducting counselling and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward
  • Recruit, interview and train team members
  • Communicate with and provide direction and supervision to team members to execute catering events

Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

Since 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!

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Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
51-100
location Type:
Urban

Values

Hospitality
Integrity
Leadership
Now
Ownership
Teamwork

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Adoption Assistance
Casual Attire
Commuter Benefits
Company Discounts
Company Outings
Counseling
Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Family Medical Leave
Fitness Subsidies
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Work Schedule
Gender Reassignment Coverage
Health Insurance Benefits
Job Training
Legal Consultations
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
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Address720 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60605 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count51-100 
location TypeUrban 

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