Event Coordinator

  • Riverpark
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Aug 09, 2019
Full time Event Coordination Event Planning Food/Beverage/Catering

Job Description

Event Coordinator

US-NY-New York

Job ID 2019-2312

  •  Restaurant Riverpark 
    # of Openings 1
    Address 450 East 29th Street
    Category Sales

 

Overview

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Riverpark, Tom Colicchio’s riverfront restaurant, is a one-of-a-kind destination to dine and celebrate. Riverpark’s modern American menu showcases ingredients grown on the restaurant’s own Riverpark Farm located just a stone’s throw from the kitchen. Riverpark also features versatile event spaces as well as our weekday café/grab-and-go, Little River. The educational and growth opportunities are boundless at this dynamic, multi-faceted restaurant. Come build a career with us at Riverpark.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the below.

  • Establish rapport with contracted clients with thorough and hospitable communication of all event details including: menu selections, food allergies and dietary notes, room setups, vendor details, audio visual needs, event and service timelines, and final billing
  • Create and update Banquet Event Orders; provide clear details to culinary and operations team to ensure client needs are met and expectations are exceeded.
  • Manage, maintain, and update event menus with chefs, including seasonal changes
  • Preview food labels and printed menus for each event
  • Create event floorplans based on client needs and operational considerations to ensure best event flow
  • Coordinate event deliveries (floral, entertainment, etc) and act as main event contact with outside vendors and operations team
  • Create proposals and contracts for small events as directed by Sales Managers, acting as main contact from initial inquiry through sale and planning of said events
  • For Apella events, assist with the coordination and communication of relevant details to Apella sales and operations departments
  • Reconciliation of final event payments via Gather
  • Establish presence at select events from setup through first course or full execution as needed

Qualifications

  • Event Coordination experience with a background that has similar quality standards
  • F&B experience preferred with knowledge of food and wine
  • Self-starter and must have the desire to drive the business forward
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and structured thinking for planning and execution purposes
  • Motivated, high level of energy and work ethic with an overall professional demeanor
  • Knowledgeable and always up to date with the industry trends and competitors
  • Dependable and reliable with clear thinking and attention to detail
  • Thrives on finding intriguing solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Professional presentation and ability to communicate with a diverse workforce
  • Solid knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of TripleSeat or Gather sales systems and All Seated
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include holidays, weekends, and evenings

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

 

Riverpark is an EEO Employer

Country

USA