Catering and Conference Services Manager

Department: Hospitality

Reports to: Taos Ski Valley Food & Beverage Director

Classification: Full Time Year Round

Schedule: Varying start times staggering from 6AM to 7AM with expectation of working 40-60 hours per week during peak season.

Compensation:  Based on Experience

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is an at will employer.                                                                       

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties.  More specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Handbook.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

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Job Summary:              

  • To orchestrate a memorable and unique banquet experience by leading a team of well-trained, inspired and passionate individuals.  To build a loyal client base by exceeding guest expectations in every event by delivering an ever changing, but consistently engaging experience.
  • Oversees Taos Ski Valley’s catering functions; both internal and external
  • Supervise a group of 1-30 individuals depending upon time of year using both core and on call banquet staff.
  • Responsible for planning and executing events using information passed on by sales & events managers.
  • Uses IQware – IQBanquets to organize and map space for all events; sending out weekly reports to all on mountain departments for concise communication and accurate and timely billing.
  • Conducts weekly BEO meetings to review equipment with all involved managers and departments as well as review upcoming 90 day reporting with sales team.
  • Oversee the ordering and receiving of materials and supplies for all events.
  • Maintain clear and organized records of all banquet spending MTD to ensure COGS and labor budgets are being maintained.
  • Create event P&L statements for each event.
  • Candidate must have responsible vendor card available at

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Love of being in High Altitude Alpine Environment
  • High school diploma.
  • Hospitality /  College Level Completion Preferred
  • New Mexico Food Handlers Certification
  • Strong Computer Skills (Ability to quickly learn and effectively utilize inventory and purchasing software)
  • 1-2 Years Previous High Volume Food & Beverage Leadership Experience
  • 2-5 Years of Previous Banquet Management or Catering Experience
  • Computer & Technical Skills : Work with multiple programs to analyze efficiency of space handling &  creation of BEO using with clear communication  to other departments .
  • Decision-Making Skills: Banquet manager needs to use the information gathered by yourself and the sales managers to make decisions on behalf of your company in regards to pricing & space negotiation.
  • Math & Excel Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to create final billing and tax rates as well as P&L statement.
  • Excited at “start-up” opportunity and ready  / willing to put together programs to build a relatively new successful banquet department
  • Rising star in their previous organization/career
  • Leads by example, hands on.  Patient and persistent.
  • Able to grow and build a team


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The diverse, talented, and creative people in our Taos Ski Valley family encourage one another to be our best and to make each year even better than the one before.  Together we strive to carry on the traditions and values that have made Taos an extraordinary place.  Let us continue to make Taos Ski Valley a truly authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us there is no place else we would rather be.

Our commitment at Taos Ski Valley is to provide an experience, steeped in the spirit of Taos, that reminds us there is no other place we would rather be. Our roots are based in family and we strive with each interaction to bring that intimate vibe to connect with each other and the mountain.

Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525 We are located in the northern part of New Mexico, almost halfway between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Town of Taos is 21 miles south.

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