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Aramark | Chicago, IL
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About AramarkAramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


Position Summary: Responsible for providing assistance to the Director of Catering as assigned: answering telephone, complete Banquet Event Orders (BEO), answer account questions, collecting/posting payment for events, ensure catering file completed, complete thank you notes, correspondence. Complete weekly event calendars, any required correspondence to guest and to client, copy, distribute BEOs, attend BEO meetings ensuring BEOs are updated/accurate. Catering Coordinator will assist the Director of Catering during an event when required. Coordinator will work with client directly on occasion and coordinate internal catering orders delivery, set up and break down. Essential Functions:

* Partners with the Catering manager(s) to ensure clients needs are met, completes assigned tasks.
* Gathers all pertinent information from meetings, distributes BEO or minutes
* Ensures calendars/schedules are accurate, up to date.
* Monitors deadlines and follows-up to ensure guarantees & payments are timely
* Completes tasks as assigned from Director of Catering
* Distributes BEO's to client/customer for review and signed approval. Each booking is to have a signed BEO in each file.
* Distributes all information gathered on meetings, banquets and special events to operations staff at least five (5) days in advance of the group's arrival.
* Completes & issues required correspondence - thank you notes, notices, memos,
* Greet the on-site contact, and inspects all meeting/banquet space before the start of the event ensuring that the room has been set-up properly, in accordance with the BEO's, and takes measures to adjust/correct before group's arrival in the absence of Catering Managers
* Checks-in with meeting/banquet contact periodically throughout the event to gauge needs and satisfaction in the absence of the Director of Catering/Mgrs
* Ensures each Catering file is complete/accurate and submits to Accounting accurate final billings the day following an event.
* Submits all vendor invoices with approved PO to Office Mgr on weekly basis.
* Archives old booking files within one week following an event.
* Ensures office phone coverage
* Attends and participates in all required meetings including weekly BEO meeting
* Completes assigned special projects
* Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
* Report to work on time and in complete uniform
* Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope: This position reports to the Director of Catering. Working hours must be flexible as events are held during the day, nights and weekends.


Qualifications: 2-3 years special event planning or coordination experience in a Hotel, Conference Center or Banquet Site. College degree preferred but not required. Equipment Used: Radio, Telephone, Computer (must be proficient in Word Processing and Excel), Copier, Fax Machine Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%) Lifting Requirements: LIGHT - Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 10 pounds Physical Requirements: BENDING OCCASIONAL KEYING/FINGERING FREQUENT HEARING CONSTANT REACHING OCCASIONAL SEEING CONSTANT SPEAKING CONSTANT STANDING CONSTANT WALKING CONSTANT LIFTING FREQUENT

About Aramark

ARAMARK Corporation (ARAMARK) is a provider of a range of managed services to business, educational, healthcare and governmental institutions and sports, entertainment and recreational facilities. The Company manages its operations into two business groups: food and support services, and uniform and career apparel. The business groups are organized in to three operating segments: customers and services-North America segment, customers and services- International segment, and uniform and career apparel segment. In 2007, the Company completed the acquisition of Overall Laundry Services, Inc. and STAR Uniforms, Inc. In June 2007, the Company completed the sale of its 50% share in SMG. On January 26, 2007, the Company completed a merger whereby investment funds associated with or designated by the GS Capital Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors, J.P. Morgan Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Warburg Pincus invested in equity securities of ARAMARK Holdings Corporation. (Source: 10-K)