Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Catering Manager is $46,896
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Catering Managers?
An entry-level Catering Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,298 based on 13 salaries. An early career Catering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,902 based on 240 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Catering Managers Do?
Catering managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of food services within an establishment. Ensuring that ordered food is on time and meets standards is a vital role for catering managers. Additionally, catering managers must work with their chefs; they must also ensure that waiters have the necessary knowledge to effectively serve clients. Catering managers must be patient, able to work well under stressful situations, and have a keen eye for logistics and problem solving.
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- Oversee all catering operations, including inventory, budget, equipment, and special events.
- Resolve customer service complaints and inventory or cooking problems.
- Collaborate with the chef and cooks to create menus, order the supplies, and ensure timeliness.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, and serving staff.