Overview

Pink Taco, a playful, venturesome, Mexican concept is coming to Chicago! We are searching for a “Rock Star” Event Sales and Catering Manager to introduce our unique brand to the Taco lovers of the Windy city. Located in the renowned River North part of the city, Pink Taco is bringing its simple, uncomplicated style of genuine hospitality, innovative food and great tequila.

We keep it real.

We don’t complicate it.

The standard is great.

We don’t do anything without passion

Our number one focus is for our guests to feel how much they matter through thoughtful interactions and genuine hospitality. We are looking for a General Manager who leads with uncompromising integrity, a focused vision, and a servants heart.  In addition to ensuring that your guests always have an unforgettable experience, you must also be well-versed and experienced in restaurant operations, thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, and be able to train, develop, and lead management and staff with relentless passion.

 

Responsibilities:

Identify and develop appropriate sales contacts and leads.
Conduct inquiry calls, account maintenance, qualification calls, outside calls, site visits, concierge visits, and other sales activities; ensures that these activities are updated in a timely manner and logged in the sales database.
Develop, plan and execute local marketing events, initiatives and strategies to drive Dining and Catering.
Plan and execute corporate events as outlined in the standard operating procedures.
Understand, develop and leverage all local relationships.
Participate in executing all company-wide marketing initiatives.
Accurately execute all Company initiatives, policies and procedures, with improvement to quality, service and operations.
Follow up on sanitation, maintenance, security and prevention of injury from accidents to ensure the safety of guests and staff.
Guarantee service and all points of guest contact meet RMR standards.
Prepare Private Dining & Catering forecast reports.
Participate in management meetings, and employee pre-event meetings.
Exhibit efficiency in completing job requirements through working with a sense of urgency, consolidating tasks, delegating and empowering others while managing marketing efforts.
Other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
Must have your own reliable transportation, a valid DL, all mileage will be reimbursed

Company name::
Pink Taco
Upon employment offer, a background check is required::
Yes
Benefits::
Medical, Dental , Vision, 401k
Required Skills::
• 3-5 years of previous hospitality sales experience. • Knowledge of the “Reserve Banquet Software" a plus • Strong sales skills. • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner while maintaining a positive working relationship inside and outside the four walls. • Good judgment and the ability to problem solve and make timely and sound decisions. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation and organizational skills. • Must have and maintain current ServSafe and/or Food Service Management Professional Certifications (or equivalent). • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends. • Ability to manage self and be self-motivated. • Travel required for this position is primarily limited to local travel.
Does the position require prior experience in the restaurant industry::
Yes
Does the position require working nights::
Yes
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent:
yes
Are benefits available for this position::
Yes
This position pays::
Salary + Bonus
Does the position require working weekends::
Yes

About Pink Taco

Working at Real Mex Restaurants is much more than a job; it’s joining a family.  Our goal is to find people who are passionate about genuine hospitality. Our guests are our number one priority and we constantly strive to make every dining experience extraordinary, but of course, we can’t accomplish this without great people.  We’re searching for trendsetters, pioneers and tastemakers. We want people who don’t do a thing without passion and take pride in leaving our guests wanting for nothing. It’s not about serving food and drinks; it’s about serving guests and creating emotional connections to earn their loyalty.  And although we are known as the authority in Mexican Food, it’s our people who make us truly stand out from everyone else in the industry.

Our difference is in the details…from the way we slice our limes to the music we play - it’s the unexpected delights and the random acts of kindness that keep our guests coming back. If our guests are compelled to comment and tell their friends about their experience dining with us, then we have done it right.  We want them to leave our restaurants feeling great about themselves.

When you work at Real Mex, you’re fulfilling a promise to make each guest feel valued and truly understand that nothing in the world matters more than the guest you are serving at that moment. If you possess the passion and experience to take the iconic Real Mex brands to the next level, we want to hear from you.

With 80+ company-owned and operated restaurants, as well as 12 franchised restaurants, Real Mex Restaurants is one of the largest full-service Mexican restaurant operators in the United States. Headquartered in Cypress, California, our portfolio of brands includes:

·         El Torito is the authority in Mexican Food. With its warm Hacienda-feel and delicious, authentic food, El Torito is the perfect place to bring your family.

·         Chevys Fresh Mex is Mexican food “unchained;” operating more like an “indie” restaurant that is fun, irreverent and always fresh.

·         Acapulco is an everyday escape to the Mexican Riviera. It’s that “hidden gem” dining experience that transports you to the city of which it was named after.

·         El Torito Grill is starting a “Mexican Revolution” by pushing the boundaries of traditional Mexican food with creative innovations.

·         Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, California, and Sinigual in New York City are the ideal locations for two of the most iconic contemporary Mexican restaurants.

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