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Company Description

Whether in our kitchens, dining rooms, event venues or offices, our singular purpose is to captivate guests with our unparalleled quality, service, and food and wine knowledge. We achieve this only through the excellence, innovation and passion of our team members. If you are seeking a rewarding career that involves first rate training and education, mentoring and development, attractive compensation, and inspiring rewards and recognition, consider joining Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants.

What's in it for you

  • Competitive Salary Packages
  • A comprehensive group benefits program
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Staff dining discount up to 4 at our restaurants
  • RRSP matching program for managers

Job Description

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, Offsite Catering & Events, the Assistant Manager is accountable for the day to day operations of the business including staffing, cost controls, staff training, budgeting and active floor management during events.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicates the vision to all team members and leads by example. Reinforces the O&B values daily and inspires the team with his/her exciting vision for the future
  • Regularly monitors and achieves the O&B points of technical service and points of details
  • Builds and maintains relationships with guests, team members and senior management alike
  • Assists with the tracking of sales, invoicing, and managing inventory
  • Conduct briefings with event service staff prior to each function
  • Schedules event staff to properly service events/functions
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of payroll records
  • Strive for maximum efficiency and continual improvement of staff productivity
  • Follows bar, beverage and wine control procedures exactly
  • Shows leadership in creating a culture that revolves around the experience and enjoyment of food and wine
  • Demonstrates high personal integrity, business ethics and takes every opportunity to promote the venue
  • Conducts recruitment and selection and training and development initiatives as well as performance management and employee coaching
  • Uses conflict/resolution and problem solving skills
  • Participate on Health & Safety Committee, ensuring that the Occupational Health & Safety Act and WSIB procedures are being followed
  • Ensure catering facility is well maintained, repaired and spotless at all times
  • Build relationships with vendors, suppliers and key contacts at catering partner venues

ONSITE EXPECTATIONS

  • Client greeting and pre-event walk though
  • Review timeline and key moments of event with client
  • Lead onsite Event Server team for setup, execution and tear down of the event
  • Connect with staffing agency lead when applicable to ensure expectations are being met
  • Work directly with Culinary team and communicates last minute details, has pre-event meeting confirm timing and plan for the event
  • Expo all food from kitchen during event
  • Ensure set up is per floor plan and client changes
  • Liaise and grow relationships with catering partner venue managers and key partner contacts

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or Hospitality (preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years' experience managing a variety of events (large and high profile functions)
  • WSET Intermediate Wine Certificate or comparable an asset
  • Must possess superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate extreme organization in a fast paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage a large and variable work load, ensuring timely and accurate completion of assigned work
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong business acumen
  • Team player

Additional Information

** We thank all applicants for their interest in Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. **

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