Beautiful Catering Venue, Event Operations Manager

Allentown, PA 18102

Posted: 08/16/2019 Country: US State/Province: PA Job ID: MT82852686 Salary: 60000

Event Operations Manager, Allentown, PA
 Salary 55-65k

 Are you looking to be part of an Event Venue combining history with modern convenience. We have transformed an old building and exceeded expectations, providing our guests a luxury setting without losing historical charm. We have become a premier destination in the Lehigh Valley area for meetings, weddings, business luncheons, holiday parties, and other special events. We can easily handle any event large or small. Our staff works hand-in-hand with our clients, paying strong attention to clients’ wants and needs, making their event special and memorable. We want to ensure each event at our venue exceeds expectations and is executed flawlessly.

Title of Position: Events Operations Manager
 Job Description:
Our Banquet Event Manager is responsible for the planning, setting up, and execution of banquet events. The Events Operations Manager will schedule event staff and coordinate with the property management team to ensure the venue is set up correctly for each Event Order and manage the day to day operations of the events.   They will oversee all recruiting, hiring, orienting and training for all staff.  The Banquet Event Manager will assist setting up and breaking down of events in a timely and efficient manner. The ability to schedule, set priorities, and stay within budget for each event is a vital part of this Banquet Event Manager position.


  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a Catering/events  setting
  • Current Managerial experience with banquets and catering, especially in a planning position at a hotel, country club or similar high-volume restaurant is preferred
  • Outstanding oral, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Hands-on experience hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Experience as an Event Planner or Organizer
  • Experience and thorough understanding of budgetary/financial goals and effective management skills to achieve or exceed these goals
  • Portfolio of managed events
  • Events Operation Manager must be RAMP and ServSafe certified

Apply Now – Events Operation Manager located in Allentown, Pennsylvania!

Salary 55-65k


Marty Tarabar , CPC
Franchise Partner

Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. After 13 plus years of experience as a partner with Gecko Hospitality, Marty has really honed his skills to find the best possible position for each of the great candidates he works with. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.

Marty started in the business very young and from the ground up. Dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Since then Marty has worked for Bennigan's, The Office and Charlie Brown's, TGI Friday's and Applebee's as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway and was a guest speaker at the National Home Meal Replacement Seminar.
After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters. Their son, Jacob, works for Marty and handles the states of Arkansas and Delaware. Daughter, Dayna, has joined as a recruiter assistant for Colorado.

Now that he has made his final career change Marty has much more time to devote to his many activities with synagogue and choir. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 60 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.

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