Director of Private Events

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Cetrella Restaurants' Director of Private Events, reports to the Managing Partner and coordinates with the Executive Chef to promote the Cetrella Los Altos and Half Moon Bay's dining facilities for private banquet, business and social meetings, and other member-related activities.

Develops contracts for and oversees all administrative and operational aspects of preparing and serving events. Works with Managing Partner and Executive Chef and staff to assure that the corporate and private dining patrons' expectations are fulfilled and exceeded.
1. Promotes the Cetrella Restaurants event facilities to the corporate and private social communities;

2. Assist guests in planning private banquets, luncheons, meetings, weddings, dances and other social events; obtains essential information needed for guest planning;

3. Provides guest tours and offers suggestions in efforts to sell the merits of the restaurants' facilities for the occasion being planned;

4. Works with Executive Chef to determine selling prices for catered events; oversees the development of contracts;

5. Suggests menu and helps guests plan menu in conjunction with the Executive Chef and/or other culinary

6. Transmits necessary information to and conducts event planning with production, serving and housekeeping
staffs; arranges for printing of menu and procuring of decorations and entertainment;

7. Inspects finished arrangements; may be present to oversee the actual service and greeting of guests;

8. Checks special function sheets against room set-up, oversees personnel scheduling for special functions
and may help supervise service personnel;

9. Oversees scheduling of periodic food and beverage service employee meetings to assure correct interpretation of Cetrella Restaurants' policies;

10. Handles client complaints with discretion and poise, bringing all concerns to the Managing Partner on a timely basis to facilitate resolution;

11. Maintains past and potential client files; schedules calls/visits to assess on-going needs of prospective
clients for catering services;

12. Helps develop catering sales budgets; reviews financial reports and takes corrective actions as appropriate;

13. Helps guests with parking, entertainment, decorations, audio/visual and any other requirements integral
to events being planned.
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Cetrella - Los Altos
400 Main Street
Los Altos, CA
(650) 726-4090
Hours of operation
  • Mon: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Tue: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Wed: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Thu: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Fri: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Sat: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close
  • Sun: 11am - 2pm & 4pm - close