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.
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.