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Assistant Director of Catering & Events
Shinola Hotel
1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, United States
Shinola Hotel hiring Assistant Director of Catering & Events in Detroit, MI

Shinola Hotel hiring Assistant Director of Catering & Events in Detroit, MI

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Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Feb 13, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details
The Shinola Hotel is seeking an Assistant Director of Catering & Events. 

Featuring Detroit-inspired design with multiple food and beverage venues from NoHo Hospitality Group, The Shinola Hotel reflects the best of Shinola’s American-built craftsmanship to provide an experience worthy of the city itself.

Ideal candidates possess:
  • High school graduate or equivalent vocational training, some college preferred.
  • 2-5+ years experience as an Events Sales Manager, preferably in a fine dining restaurant group, boutique hotel or high volume event production company.
  • 1-5+ years experience selling and coordinating weddings and social events.
  • Highly developed knowledge of various food service styles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English, multilingualism will be considered an asset.
  • Strong leadership skills, highly developed organizational and multi-tasking abilities and sound administrative skills.
  • Ability to input and access information in the property management system/computers.
  • Excellent problem resolution skills and outstanding listening skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed based on the events calendar.
  • Familiarity with food and beverage cost controls.

What you will be doing 

  • Provide administrative support to Director of Events and Catering, completing assigned tasks in a timely, efficient manner.
  • Anticipate guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.
  • Be an ambassador of hospitality for all services and events.
  • Actively respond to and qualify event inquiries via phone and email to provide comprehensive planning details.
  • Manage event sales, detailing and servicing social and corporate events throughout the hotel.
  • Coordinate event details between hotel and food/beverage departments as well as external third party vendors.
  • Assist Restaurant/Event staff with their job functions to ensure optimum service to guests.
  • Constantly monitor staff performance in all phases of job functions, ensuring that all procedures are carried out todepartmental standards; rectify any deficiencies, handle disciplinary problems and counsel employees with the Director of Events and Catering according to company standards with the support of HR.
  • Travel on behalf of the Director of Events and Catering and the Events Department, as needed.
  • Monitor the preparation of station assignments, ensuring compliance to departmental standards.
  • Inspect table set-ups, materials, equipment, service carts and organization of assigned work areas to be in complete readiness for service; check for cleanliness and neatness according to departmental standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.
  • Manage on-site third party vendors in correlation with event production as an ambassador of the events department, NHG and the hotel.
We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits day of hire for full-time employees, 401(k), Paid Time Off, as well as other incredible discounts!

Since first partnering in 2009, chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom have opened a national portfolio of restaurants and culinary services at preeminent hotels, live music venues and major metropolitan sports arenas and airports across New York City, Baltimore and Detroit including Locanda Verde, The Dutch, Joe’s Pub and The Library at The Public, Lafayette, Bar Primi, Little Park, Leuca, Westlight, Mister Dips, Rec Pier Chop House, The Cannon Room, Rye Street Tavern, San Morello, Evening Bar, The Brakeman and Penny Red's. The team runs food and beverage operations in six hotels, including The Greenwich Hotel, AKA Tribeca, The William Vale, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore and the Shinola Hotel. Known for delivering quality experiences and pertinent culinary culture, each place is a distinctly owned, handcrafted labor of love. They've received widespread critical acclaim, recognition on countless “Best of” lists, a Michelin star, and two coveted James Beard Foundation awards. To learn more, visit or

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