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Catering + Events Coordinator

Birchwood Cafe
Minneapolis MN

Good Real Food starts with Good Real People!

The Birchwood Cafe is a community-conscious Seward neighborhood restaurant. A pioneer in the Twin Cities Farm to Table movement since 1995, we cultivate authentic relationships with our farmers to source local, sustainable and organic ingredients to make our Good Real Food. Respect, teamwork, equity and interdependence are core values that we embrace.

We are looking for a Catering + Events Coordinator that shares our values to join our team. The Birchwood Cafe is a collaborative, high-paced environment that requires flexibility and accountability while providing opportunities and direction for personal + professional growth.

Birchwood Cafe is a majority woman-owned business. We wholehearted believe that building a team of people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences enriches our community and makes us a better restaurant.

Birchwood Cafe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to create a welcoming and safe space for everyone.

The right candidate will commit to leading the Birchwood Cafe’s catering program and will support the evolution of our business, our culture, and our coworkers.

Core components of the position include:

- Respond to all guest inquiries and guide them through menu and event planning for catering, food truck, delivery, community room, and special events. Engage with clients post event to garner feedback and further sales growth
- Facilitate all communication of events and special orders with catering, kitchen, service, and leadership teams
- Oversee staff scheduling and lead catering and food truck teams in off-site execution of events
- Attend to facilities, equipment, and catering vehicle and maintain systems for ordering inventory
- Update and maintain catering and food truck menus, event and special order documents, and off-site POS

This is an hourly position that will allow for a healthy work + life balance. Wages are contingent upon performance and experience.

Qualified applicants will possess:
- Dedication to guest service + hospitality
- Passion for Good Real Food + the restaurant industry
- Excellent communication + leadership skills
- Positive attitude and ability to inspire it in others
- Creativity
- Self-discipline + a high degree of personal mastery
- Flexible schedule and ability to work nights and weekends.
- Excellent working references
- Strong motivation + desire to contribute
- Past catering experience

The Catering + Events Coordinator is a full-time position. This position is accountable to the restaurant’s Leadership Team.

The Birchwood Cafe offers a fun, safe and supportive atmosphere, competitive pay, flexible hours, a meal plan, and benefits. Benefits include but are not limited to:

Health Insurance benefits including Vision, Dental, Accident, + Short Term Disability
Simple IRA 3% Match
Employee meal benefits
Safe, caring, healthy, and respectful workplace
Opportunity to set goals and drive your own personal and professional growth
Culture of positivity, collaboration, and inclusion
Embracement of physical, mental, and emotional health + growth

- In the “Comments for Hiring Manager” field, provide a paragraph explaining what you know about the Birchwood Cafe, why you would like to join our team, and what makes you a good fit for the position.
- Attach your resume by clicking on the “Attach Resume or Application”, and selecting your resume file.

We will contact qualified candidates with next steps.

This job was posted 7/9/2019

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