Bull and Bear Roadhouse - Fayetteville Logo

Wedding and Event Planner

Fabius, New YorkFull-time
About the Job
White Linen Catering by Bull & Bear Roadhouse is seeking a Wedding and Event Planner for the Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest.
We are looking for someone to join our Catering Team, servicing wedding ceremonies & receptions, social and corporate events, and more at our New Skyline Lodge venue!

Skyline Lodge is an Adirondack-style building featuring a panoramic view of southern Onondaga County, offers the perfect location for special occasions.  It is available for weddings, parties, meetings and more, Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest also serves as an intimate public gathering place for skiers and all other park users looking to kick back and warm up around the fireplace during the winter. The expansive deck, outdoor seating areas, an indoor summer lounge, and Adirondack style chairs make the lodge equally as enjoyable the rest of the year. The park offices and ski/snowshoe rental shop (seasonal) are located at Skyline Lodge.

Our Wedding and Event Planner (WEP) is responsible for hands-on managing the wedding experiences of Skyline Lodge couples from the first site visit to the day we send them their one-year anniversary card. We look for people with magnetic, high-energy personalities with outstanding interpersonal skills.

A successful WEP has the right balance of the competitive drive needed to achieve sales goals and the genuine empathy required to shepherd couples through the wedding planning process. The relationship and rapport between our WEPs and our couples are strong. Our WEPs actually coordinate the wedding “Day Of" for our couples, so it is truly a "Start-To-Finish" experience.

Remember, we work when our clients and guests play, so weekend and evening availability is required.

Key Performance Elements/Essential Functions:
  • Qualified WEP candidates have a positive attitude and a brilliant smile. Oh yes, there are few more things.
  • A passion for weddings, events, and hospitality!
  • Tremendous interpersonal skills (Verbal/Written/Listening/Presentation).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A willingness to do "whatever it takes" to get the job done.
  • The ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends, evenings and holidays – hey, it's hospitality!
  • Skills to be graceful under pressure.
  • The ability to relate to a diverse set of team members and clients.
  • A basic understanding of financial statements and revenue reports.
Education/Training/Work Experience:
  • Two years of Catering/Sales/Hospitality experience (preferred but not required).
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Previous supervisor responsibility is required.
  • Must have knowledge of F&B preparation techniques, health department rules and regulations, liquor laws and regulations.
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all required meetings and training.
  • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with our Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing nametags.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of information.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
    About Bull and Bear Roadhouse - Fayetteville

    Founder Mark Bullis began his quest into the world of hospitality as a bartender at Awful Al’s in the late 90s and early 2000s. He loved the bar scene and being the host of the party. Mark opened Bull & Bear Pub in Hanover Square in downtown Syracuse in 2002. The Pub became the 13-year brain child of what we know today as Bull & Bear Roadhouse & Catering. The Pub boasted a large amount of beer and spirits with elevated pub food and a steady flow of live music. Mark began to get the itch to expand upon his Pub concept and the initial concepts for Bull & Bear Roadhouse were born. Mark set out to find a location for his new idea. The East Syracuse location on Collamer Road was a revolving door of failed concepts attached to a bottle return on a major road with an awkward intersection. Obviously, Mark thought this was the perfect spot! After doing some major renovations and adding a front porch/patio, Bull & Bear Roadhouse opened its doors in February of 2013. With the addition of ribs, pork, brisket and more classic comfort foods to the menu, the Roadhouse took shape. Although the south has always resonated in Bull & Bear Roadhouse’s food, there has always been a place for other influences to keep things fresh and exciting. The menu has featured such items as a pork belly banh mi and thai peanut noodles at different times. Not one to be complacent, Mark continued to look forward with the addition of a second Roadhouse in Liverpool. The doors opened in April of 2015 with much anticipation and large crowds for weeks. Mark purchased the building that housed the former Hullar’s Restaurant for over 100 years in Fayetteville, NY. The third Bull & Bear Roadhouse is slated to open in early 2019. Community outreach and involvement has always been an important aspect of being a business-owner to Mark. Mark sits on the board of Syracuse for St. Jude and was recognized for his philanthropy at the Syracuse for St. Jude Gala in 2016. Bull & Bear partners closely with all fire departments in the area, including East Syracuse FD and Moyers Corners FD. Bull & Bear has catered the East Syracuse Fire Department’s Burn Run post-race food and refreshments for 5 years. The company offers many opportunities for area schools, organizations and charities to raise funds, including "Roadhouse 'Raiser" fundraiser nights and celebrity bartending events.