Director of Catering and Event Sales – Restaurant and Special Events Center

Long Beach, CA 90802

Posted: 06/12/2019 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Restaurant Division (Restaurants) Job ID: 0130-19RD Salary: $65,000 base + Commission/Bonus potential to bring compensation close to $100,000

Our company is in search of a Director of Catering and Event Sales with the ability to keep up with a fast-paced work style. Director of Catering and Event Sales must be able to stay organized and manage a team of professional catering and event sales managers.

Salary: $65,000 Base plus commission in the $30K range.  Total comp in the $90K to $100K Range

Located across from the Queen Mary, our restaurant has been a favorite destination to enjoy a great meal with a fantastic view in the Long Beach area. We put a delicious spin on California’s Surf & Turf scene, featuring fresh seafood and unique menu options. Our restaurant offers an amazing culinary experience that’s almost as amazing as our view of the skyline. In addition, our restaurant has extensive special events and banquet space where we are able to hold Weddings, Corporate Events, etc. 

Title of Position: Director of Catering and Event Sales
Job Description: Our Director of Catering and Event Sales plays a dynamic role in our business by assisting our customers. We plan and host parties at home or celebrations in offices by arranging to have our menu items, heating equipment and relevant party supplies prepared for the event. This professional will meet with the customer to organize the details of the function and will ensure operational compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving. The Director of Catering and Event Sales will report the progress of the caterings to the General Manager as needed and will be responsible for coordinating with additional departments and will investigate and resolve issues regarding food quality or service.  Depending on staffing levels/fluctuations, the DOC will have on average 5 direct reports – 3 CSMs and 2 Coordinators, sometimes 4 CSMs and 1 coordinator.


  • Industry Leading Compensation
  • Medical Insurance Plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Paid Vacation
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Uncapped bonus potential


  • 5-7 years of current Restaurant Catering/Sales Management experience in a Full Service Restaurant or Hotel
  • High volume background; must have Catering/Sales experience with Full Service Restaurant or a Hotel doing over $5 million per year in F&B sales
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on with hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Ability to build a steady client base and interact with the community
  • Outside sales experience required
  • Must have strong knowledge of the market and extensive contacts to drive Catering Sales

Apply Today - Director of Catering and Event Sales in Long Beach, California!

Rob Dallaire, CPC
Franchise Partner | Restaurant Division

Rob Dallaire attended MSU where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management.  Throughout Rob's management career, he has been fortunate enough to work for some top level companies in the industry such as Houston's, Champps, Hard Rock Cafe, and PF Chang's / Pei Wei. Rob made the transition over to the recruiting side of the business with Gecko Hospitality in 2005.  Rob is responsible for the Southern California area for Gecko Hospitality.  When not working, Rob likes to spend as much time as possible being outside enjoying the lifestyle that Southern California offers, spending time with his 3 daughters. Rob is big MI State and Detroit sports fan.

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