The average hourly pay for a Catering Coordinator is $14.22.
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What Do Catering Coordinators Do?
A catering coordinator manages the catering department of a restaurant or other food service provider and oversees catering crews as they plan and prepare to serve food at events such as wedding receptions, office functions, large parties, and so on. Typically, he/she is also expected to be something of a public face for their operation, and as such utilize social and marketing skills to entice new customers and maintain the satisfaction of current ones.
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Catering Coordinator Tasks
- Plan, organize and coordinate all aspects of events using catering services.
- Investigate and resolve catering issues regarding food, rentals, sanitation and safety.
- Communicate catering plans with other departments/partners such as venue, rental company and food vendors.
- Design catering plan including floor plans, food and beverage menus, and equipment/supply rentals with in coordination with each client.
- Market and sell catering business to new and existing customers including referrals.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Catering Coordinator
The top respondents for the job title Catering Coordinator are from the companies Panera Bread Company, Panera LLC and Sodexo, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Sodexo, Inc. where the average pay is $13.52. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Panera LLC, earning around $12.66. Panera Bread Company pays the lowest at around $11.36. Potbelly Sandwich Works Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.50.
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What Are Popular Skills for Catering Coordinators?
Skills in Event Planning and Event Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Sales and Customer Service.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Catering Coordinators?
An entry-level Catering Coordinator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.51 based on 17 salaries. An early career Catering Coordinator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.69 based on 180 salaries. A mid-career Catering Coordinator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.33 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Catering Coordinator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.14 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Catering Coordinator in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 48.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (26.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.8% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 324 survey responses.