Director of Catering Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Director of Catering is $58,415 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$39,587 - $80,070
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$39,587 - $80,070  
   
Bonus
$490.35 - $15,416  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $17,500  
Commission
$-0.49 - $29,643  
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$43,009 - $88,511  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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Job Description for Director of Catering
A director of catering is a food preparation and service manager who typically works to serve larger groups. They supervise the creation of a menu and then oversees preparation, service, and cleanup. This person may supervise middle managers who run service or aspects of the kitchen as well. Typically, a company or organization employs a director of catering when they expect to host frequent large-scale meetings; these can be within the company, for example, or hosting prospective clients and customers. Hotels, corporations, and large non-profit organizations are typical employers of a catering director.
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Director of Catering Tasks
  • Supervise on and off site preparation of food and the serving of food at the event.
  • Work with customers to plan and budget event food service.
  • Manage logistics for catered event and ensure that the required equipment, personnel, and supplies are available when needed.
  • Oversee the set up and clean up of catered events.
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Boston
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$64,000
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Experience Affects Director of Catering Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Director of Catering Salaries

Sales Management
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Event Planning
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National Average
$64,000
Operations Management
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Event Management
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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