Catering Manager

Location US-NC-Ridgecrest
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Ridgecrest Conference Center-Hospitality


Cradled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Ridgecrest Conference Center hosts events involving 3 - 2,000+ guests and provides meeting and event planners of Christian conferences and retreats one-stop shopping and first-class customer service in a Christian environment. For more information about Ridgecrest Conference Center, go to


LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center (Ridgecrest, N.C.) is looking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Catering Manager. This individual will be responsible for supervising all catering staff and services. Establishes and maintains standard of excellence for all guest services in catering events.  


  • Manage multiple daily campus catering events
  • Oversees setup, serving, and cleaning of meeting rooms and conference spaces for all catering events
  • Develops and maintains standards and specifications of guest service
  • Hires, trains and supervises assigned staff
  • Schedules assigned staff
  • Collaborates with internal and external departments to accomplish various tasks and projects
  • Coordinates special projects
  • Orders food and supplies

Note – Other job duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Food service skills - Advanced
  • Customer relations skills - Advanced
  • Managerial skills - Advanced
  • Training skills - Advanced
  • Administration/Organizational skills - Advanced


Required Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED with some college or technical school courses
  • 3 years experience in catering and/or food service supervision is required



Other Qualifications: Valid driver's license. Must possess the necessary physical stamina for walking/standing/working for extended periods (up to 12 hours), and ability to lift up to 70 pounds repetitively.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have an authentic and growing relationship with Christ
  • Have a calling to serve others with excellence and grace through hospitality
  • Align with Ridgecrest’s mission and culture
  • Be an individual of high integrity
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Have a strong track record of meeting deadlines with excellence
  • Have a results-oriented focus
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Possess a high degree of initiative and attention to detail
  • Possess industry-specific knowledge and technical skills
  • Elevate team performance


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