• Catering Sales Specialist

    The Gourmet Kitchen
    Job Description
    Looking for Catering Sales Specialist who wants to earn up to $100K per year.

    We are looking for a highly motivated, hard working individual who thinks like an owner. You must be a self-starter and will do whatever it takes to provide an outstanding sales experience to our clients. You must be highly disciplined and focused individual who is quick to respond to our clients' sales needs and provides them a solution that satisfies their needs. You must be an expert at value-based selling and a star closer.

    You will earn base salary of $35,000 to $45,000 plus commission and bonus. You have the potential of making up to $100,000 a year.

    ABOUT US
    The Gourmet Kitchen is a boutique, full-service catering company serving Denver Metro since 2002. We are experts in Multicultural and Fusion Cuisine and are highly rated.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES/TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Grow our Corporate Clientele Base
    Manage the sales and booking of events (Wedding, Corporate, Social, Non-Profit) including dealing with inquiries, following up with potential clients, meeting clients, and promoting offers
    Prepare and send proposals to clients and be involved with the client until the proposal is accepted or rejected
    Timely follow up on all catering leads we receive through various channels including social media
    Properly and Effectively use existing Lead Tracking and CRM Systems
    Improve existing Venue relationships where we are preferred vendors
    Build new Venue relationships so that we can be preferred vendors at more venues
    Partake in client tastings, tours, walkthroughs. Also, be present at events that you booked
    Partake in wedding shows, industry networking events and other promotional events
    Plan and execute open houses, mixers and other promotional events at Copper Leaf
    Maintain effective communication and working relationships with event staff
    Ensure that event staff are thoroughly briefed on client needs and staffing requirements
    Create Proposals and RFPs for Venues and Bigger Corporate Clients
    Improve pricing and other offerings to continually increase sales closing rates
    Improve existing templates and processes and if needed, develop templates and processes to meet individual and corporate goals
    Improve existing relationships with vendors and planners
    Build new vendor and planner relationships
    Increase our brand recognition by participating in industry networking events and industry organizations such as NACE, ILEA
    Plan and execute photo shoots at Copper Leaf

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