Major League Food Service and Catering Coordinator

Chicago Cubs
Chicago

Department:  Performance Nutrition

 

Job Title: Major League Food Service and Catering Coordinator

 

Reports To: Director, Strength & Conditioning and Performance Nutrition

 

Job Purpose:   We are seeking a Food Service and Catering Manager that is highly organized, efficient, and punctual to manage the food service and catering needs of our players and staff. The coordinator is responsible for welcoming guests/clients, organizing and coordinating meals for the team daily, managing food preparation and presentation needs according to leadership, inventory and maintenance, and communicating with third party vendors.  To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate must be professional, personable, provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate cost management skills. The ideal candidate would also have relevant work history in the food service or hospitality industries. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In-Season:


  • Participate on all zoom/calls regarding performance (nutrition, S&C, medical, fundamentals)
  • Attend Spring Training and travel with ML in season
  • Work closely with Performance Nutritionist to set meals/menu
  • Procure best in class meals that satisfy the needs (quality, quantity, timing) of our players and staff
  • Prepare supplements pre/post workouts and games 
  • Purchase or arrange purchase of ingredients and make smoothies daily
  • Assist chefs with food prep and food quality as appropriate
  • Ensure cleanliness of eating areas
  • Accept product, break down packaging
  • Oversee maintenance schedule of equipment and appliances
  • Inventory snack and smoothie ingredients

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in hospitality or culinary arts is preferred
  • Prior experience as a catering coordinator, or other relevant position in the hospitality or food service experience industry
  • Finance or business management skills Excellent communication skills and effective problem-solving skills
  • Organized and punctual
  • Strong ability of interpersonal skills and be able to communicate and collaborate with players, coaches, staff, third party vendors.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint