Catering Director Event Planner Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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Average Salary for Catering Director Event Planner in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) Catering Director Event Planner in Chicago, Illinois is $56,771.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Catering Director Event Planner in Chicago, Illinois is $27.29.

The average bonus of a(n) Catering Director Event Planner in Chicago, Illinois is $1,692.00.

Job Description:

Directs, coordinates, and arranges for meetings and special events of various sizes. Plans logistics and negotiates contract(s) for conferences, and/or events with respect to budgets, speakers, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, printing, food and beverage, and other related issues. Plans catering functions with clients, supplying food and other services as agreed by the parties, and hires, trains, and supervises all staff in carrying out the event smoothly. Works with all-day group and banquet businesses to include weddings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, dinners, receptions, dances, anniversary events, business and club meetings, family reunions, holiday parties, and all meetings and food functions. Coordinates all aspects of planning, which may include soliciting, booking, planning, and coordinating all associated events. Negotiates terms, executes, and administers contracts with facilities vendors for service, in accordance with budget constraints and company policies and procedures. Designs and prepares various marketing materials, to include brochures and flyers, for meetings and conferences. Serves as the primary contact between contractors, clients, organizers, and organization operations to ensure smooth execution of all functions supporting the programs and events. Meets with clients to discuss their requirements for the event, such as number of guests and appropriate size of room, and offers menu choices and costs. Draws up contracts with clients covering all prior agreements. Directs event administrative requirements and logistics by developing and adhering to event contracts and confirmation agreements. Communicates requirements in advance to appropriate departments or outside vendors and follows up to ensure that corporate standards of quality and service are met. Maintains close working relationships with catering event hosts, and follows up with event hosts to ensure satisfaction and to maximize referrals. Ensures that catering areas are clean and that food is handled in a safe and sanitary manner in accordance with all regulations. Keeps accurate records of all costs. Presents bill to client and collects payment according to terms of contract. Attends to any problems that may arise during event or any complaints concerning food or services provided. Less

Directs, coordinates, and arranges for meetings and special events of various sizes. Plans logistics and negotiates contract(s) for conferences, and/or events with respect to budgets, speakers, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, printing, food and beverage, and other related issues. Plans... More

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