Job Title: Catering Events Coordinator for Searcys at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace

Reporting to: General Manager

Main Purpose:
To support both the venue and catering team by developing events and creating unique opportunities for Searcys to showcase our menus. To drive the upsell on food and beverage by interacting with the clients from initial meetings through to tastings and show rounds. Work closely with the chef to understand the requirement of the client so we can fulfil and exceed customer expectations. Help develop the venue to understand the possible opportunities available

Key Responsibilities:
• To provide support to the venue sales team with regard to client events
• To discuss all catering elements of the event with the customer
• To upsell or provide creative and innovative solutions with the client when appropriate
• To host and manage tastings
• To develop and maintain relationships with existing clients and new confirmed bookings
• To manage the event diary in line with 10-11 CHT standards
• To fully coordinate the event up to the day of arrival
• To update any financial reporting as required
• To produce clear and concise function sheets in accordance with company standards and procedures
• To provide a clear and concise handover to the banqueting team
• To communicate clearly with the kitchen team with regard to menus
• To conduct show rounds (when required)
• To work as part of a team
• To follow up all bookings and collate feedback
• To keep up to date with competitors and F&B trends
• Attend Function sheet meetings with Banqueting team and Chef
• To represent Searcys in a professional manner at all times in your behaviour, appearance and knowledge.
• To perform any other reasonable duties as requested

Other skills:
Passionate about Food & Drink
A knowledge of the events industry
Organise and meticulous in details
Exceptional customer service
Team player
Works well under pressure
Excellent communicator

Tagged as: London, UK

About Searcys

Searcys is a world-famous Hospitality company that caters to a number of incredible venues across London, Bath, Oxford and Birmingham. We are all about passion for food, service and quality as well as creating the best environment for our employees to work in. We cover a range of areas which all incorporate luxury values; retail brands, client contracts and outdoor catering/one off events.