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Publication or Company FCI Catering and Events
Job Title Operations Manager
Industry Conferences/Events, Catering and Events
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements The Operations Manager will work closely with the Director of Catering and Events, Executive Chef, Sales Manager and the Events Coordinator to follow, set and develop standards of operations for both on and off site catering. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the set up, break down and execution of events both in house and off site.

Work with Director of Catering and the head Chef to stay within budget for catering operations, maximize profits through efficient costing of menus with chefs and managing beverage cost and inventories.
Assist in the recruitment of event staff, both hourly and full time, as well as train service staff to agreed standards and manage payrolls.
Work with the Events Coordinator in Staffing of the events.
Negotiate terms, rates and contracts with vendors and suppliers.
Manage and create standards and procedures logistically for the off premise catering division
Weekly ordering and coordinating of all non-food related event products such as beverages, transportation/car services, floral, ice, rentals, and decor.

Evaluate options and purchase all equipment as it relates to event operations (China, glassware, table top)

Communicate and distribute set up sheets for events internally and externally- IT, Facilities, Culinary

Conduct walks through of in-house event spaces with prospective clients

Participate and advise in Special Projects as needed (Marketing, PR, and Culinary)

Other duties as assigned

This candidate must be highly organized and proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Caterease (or other related catering/event software).

Self-starter with excellent follow-through skills, ability to work independently and to execute quickly.

Excellent writing and communication skills.

Strong relationship skills and ability to work effectively with internal and external clients.

Flexibility in work schedule- ability to work some evenings.
About Our Company FCI Catering & Events creates experiences both classic and contemporary, with limitless culinary talent and creative vision that will entertain and engage your guests. We are a boutique caterer with a world-renowned parent company, the International Culinary Center. We are the ‘stock exchange’ of the culinary industry, with unlimited access to Famous chefs, Culinary equipment and Ingredients. Fresh, creative & innovative hands-on catering and events. With state-of-the-art kitchens in SoHo, we offer full service catering and event production with the influence of world-renowned chefs at our fingertips.

Your menus will be focused on flavor, presentation and perfection with both seasonal and local ingredients. We believe in a flavorful, creative and intelligent approach to fine catering with customized pricing specific to your event.

FCI is the exclusive in-house caterer and event producer for the International Culinary Center in New York City.
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