Our lovely manager Freya is sadly moving back to Ireland so we're on the hunt for a new Event Sales Manager!
If you're passionate about food and highly organised, we want to hear from you.
Based in an old ice factory in Battersea, London Cooking Project is a unique open plan space with four kitchen stations and a dining area that seats up to 40 people. The open plan layout means guests can watch the chefs in action and dine in an immersive and interactive environment.
As well being a fully working commercial kitchen by day, London Cooking Project runs a variety of supper clubs, pop ups and cooking classes that anyone with a passion for food can get involved in, with the aim of nurturing young talent in the food industry.
The space is also offered for free to selected charity partners whose projects are based around food. LCP is committed to benefitting the local community through these activities.
Event Sales Manager role
Some of London’s most exciting up-and-coming chefs and supper clubbers have held events at LCP including Masterchef 2016 finalists Billy & Jack, Oliver Rowe and Phil Juma from JUMA Kitchen. We have also supported many other first timers through their first pop up.
Other past events include a butchery demo, paella cooking class with London Paella School, singles supper club, ice cream making class with Blu Top Ice Cream and a retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with 5-course Elizabethan dinner.
London Cooking Project is looking for a new Event Sales Manager to manage all event bookings from start to finish. You will be the face of LCP so excellent customer service and communication skills are essential, as well as previous events and sales experience in the food industry. Venue management experience is also welcome.
Working alongside the Operations Manager, Marketing Manager and Accounts your responsibilities will include:
Responding to and managing all event and kitchen hire sales from initial enquiry through to the end of the client’s hire
Following up on leads and maximising event sales conversion from enquiries
Drawing up contracts and liaising with accounts regarding client/supplier payments and deposit refunds
Ensuring every renter has correct documents including hygiene certificates, insurance and kitchen registration where appropriate
Managing the booking of LCP kitchen porters and their monthly rota
Managing all site visits and kitchen inductions, working with the Operations Manager and resident chefs where necessary
Managing all charity partner relationships
Working with marketing to ensure clients’ events are publicised and key messages of charity partners are appropriately communicated
Skills and qualifications
Excellent customer service skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Event sales or similar in the food industry
Ability to multitask and excellent organisational skills
A passion for food
Experience of running supper clubs – desirable but not essential
Venue management experience – desirable but not essential
This role requires 2.5 days a week and is suited to a freelancer with flexible working hours. The selected candidate will be able to work from home but weekly visits will need to be made to the kitchen for site visits and kitchen inductions.
Salary to be discussed on application.
Please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org