Event & Catering Sales Manager

  • Bamboo Sushi
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full time Banquet Staff Sales and Marketing

Job Description

With a portfolio of reputable cafés and restaurants, Sustainable Restaurant Group is a part of an ecosystem of original brands with purpose and impact!

We are adding an Event & Catering Sales Manager to join our team in support of the growth and operations for multiple brands across our restaurant businesses including Bamboo Sushi and Mr. West Café Bar.

Apply today to find out more about joining our growing team!

Health, Wealth, and Happiness:

Competitive Salary, starting at $60,000 / year + 3% commission on Event & Catering Sales
Great Benefits, including Health Insurance options, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program
Vacation Time, up to 3 weeks accrued vacation years 1 - 5!
Employee Discounts

Grow Sales through:

Identifying and contacting prospective clients to promote onsite and offsite catering events.
Provide high level guest service through securing, curating, and planning catering events for the various restaurant brands.
Write proposals and organize tasting menus.
Partner with leadership and event staff to organize event facilitation efficiently and ensure clients expectations are met.
Develop event and catering sales strategies, keeping up on market trends and participating in local events to attract business.
Develop new business relationships and opportunities to increase event and catering sales.
Review and respond to all correspondence with prospective and confirmed clients.
Solicit, negotiate, and book new event and catering sales through outside sales calls, site tours, networking, internet promotions, and written communication.
Other duties assigned.
Travel required based on the needs of the business.


1 - 3 years of sales/catering experience required
2 or more years of experience in food & beverage required.
Upscale restaurant experience preferred.
Passion for guest service.
Knowledge of food menus and beverage programs
Ability to work independently, while being inventive and creative to build catering and event sales
Ability to multi task and organize time with strong attention to detail
High integrity and openness
Highly motivated with an inquiring mind and passion for excellence

We strive to create a culture that is inclusive and diverse. We believe in a workforce where everyone is respected for their thoughts and ideas, creating an inspiring environment that everyone is proud to be a part of every day. We work with our employees, guests, partners and community to build a path forward to equality for everyone. We value equal pay, equal rights and equal opportunity for advancement for ALL.


Work is performed primarily in an office and restaurant settings with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions.


The person in this position needs to occasionally or frequently:

Maneuver about inside the restaurant/office to access food/beverage items, machinery, and other restaurant equipment

Operate basic office equipment

Operate basic restaurant equipment

Be able to exchange accurate information while communication with customers

Be able to distinguish different tastes, i.e., sweet and bitter flavors.

Work in a noisy/distracting environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must 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 qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process and to perform the essential functions.

If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the HR Department by phone or in person at 9 SE 3rd Ave, Portland OR 97214.