Director of Events and Catering - Hilton Orlando Convention Center

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Hilton Hotels and Resorts Orlando, FL

Company
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.2EFBE5811895C57E
AJE Ref #
576174969
Location
Orlando, FL
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Hilton Orlando offers an attractive location for leisure and business travelers seeking an upscale resort experience located 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport. This breathtaking resort is near International Drive shopping and dining, and world-famous theme parks and attractions such as SeaWorld(R) Orlando, Universal Orlando(R) Resort, Orlando Convention Center, and the new i-drive360, home of the Orlando Eye. Hilton Orlando features spectacular amenities that our guests enjoy, including two pools, a lazy river, waterslide, whirlpool, cabanas, fire pits, full-service spa and fitness center, nine-hole putting green, and a variety of recreational courts. Our guests choose from seven unique dining options ranging from full-service restaurants Spencer's Steakhouse or David's Club, a trendy gastro pub, to quick service at The Marketplace featuring Starbucks(R) coffee. Consistent with our International Drive hotel's contemporary design, Hilton Orlando has over 1,400 rooms and suites decorated in natural colors, soothing tones, and rich textures. Our Orlando Convention Center hotel offers a convenient location and direct connection by covered walkway to the Orange County Convention Center. Our guests also have access to over 225,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space on property. A Director of Events and Catering with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for directing and administering catering operations in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovative, forward-thinking hospitality leader by offering best-in-class products, services and amenities to ensure that every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. From inaugural balls and international award galas to business events and personal moments, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands. For more information visit www.hiltonworldwide.com. If you understand the importance of upholding a brand's reputation and what it takes to provide a globally recognized hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Team Member with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. 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 Hilton World Wide Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.