Country Club

Updated on September 22, 2022

Country Club


Responsible for catering sales for prominent, suburban Detroit, member owned, country club. The Catering Manager interacts with members in booking weddings, showers, golf events, private banquets, business and social meetings and member events. The Catering Manager will handle event detailing and also assistant with banquet operations.

A Bachelor's degree in Hospitality is preferred, along with several years of banquet/catering sales experience in a luxury hotel, club or resort. Position requires strong knowledge of proper service for all occasions and understanding of proper etiquette and service standards. A very accommodating, service oriented attitude, exceptional attention to detail and extremely high quality expectations are essential for success in this role. Great communication skills and a strong work ethic and professional demeanor are also required. Excellent salary commensurate with experience and great benefits.

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Terrific career opportunity available to join a family oriented private club with restaurants, golf, catering facility, pool and tennis. We are seeking a hospitality professional who is passionate about providing great customer service and excited about working in a club atmosphere. Typical schedule is 5 days/week and the club is closed most major holidays.

The Dining Room Manager will be capable of leading the department and taking it to the next level. This is a highly visible role interacting with members. Will be involved with all relevant staff hiring, training and scheduling. In addition, will handle beverage service, inventory and POS programming and collaborate with Chef regarding menus.
  • Management experience in upscale restaurants, hotels or country clubs.
  • Full understanding of the customer service philosophy.
  • Wine knowledge preferred.
  • Must possess poise in front of guests and have a sense of humor and pleasant personality.
  • Ability to handle fast-paced, constantly changing, high-end environment.
  • Ability to communicate with fellow managers, staff, vendors and membership to build relationships.
  • Four-year college degree preferred but not required.
$55,000 - $60,000

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Join a prominent Detroit area private club with fine dining and casual dining restaurant concepts.

If you are working now for full service restaurant corporate operation, and desire a more personalized clientele and upscale work setting, this may be a great opportunity to consider. Level One Sommelier preferred.  Our client prefers a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, and the desire to enter the private club sector.  Five day, 50 hour, work week, one weekend day off. 401K, great medical benefit package.

Harper Associates represents many country clubs, city clubs, and yacht clubs in their search for the very best management staff. 

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Great Work Like Balance!

Our client is a prominent, family oriented, member owned country club with an 18 hole golf course, pool, tennis and pickle ball courts, offering a recently renovated clubhouse (2019/2020).

Club is open 5-6 days per week for golf / dining / swimming / tennis during summer months. The club only offers lunch service on weekends and is mainly a dining club in evenings Wednesday – Sunday. The club is closed January and part of February and is open only 3 days a week for dinner February, March and most of April. Annual Food and Beverage Sales Volume $1.3 million

Our client would consider a candidate from a full service restaurant, private club, or upscale hotel property who would embrace the opportunity to work in a warm and friendly country club atmosphere. Bachelors degree preferred. Excellent salary and benefit package.

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The Club’s Controller must possess strong analytical skills in order to provide the Board and Management the information necessary to operate the Club. A depth of knowledge in Information Technology (IT) is preferred. The Controller must have strong organizational and time management skills. Finally, the position requires excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with both members, staff and vendors.

Candidates must show strengths in the following areas:

  • Knowledge and experience with TAI, Jonas or other comparable hospitality systems.
  • Establish and management of the budget process.
  • Coordination of all tax, regulatory and governmental filings.
  • Preparation of member statements, financial statements, forecasts and analyses.
  • Evaluation of operating results with regard to costs, revenues, and budgets.
  • Managing the Human Resource functions of the Club.
  • The ability to work “hands on” with the staff, and to mentor, train and lead.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Directs all financial operations of the club. Monitor day to day operations inclusive of cash controls, bank reconciliation, accounts receivable and payables.
  • Formulates, receives and recommends policy proposals relating to accounting and auditing, the budget, revenue and cost control procedures, payroll, and tax issues.
  • Monitor actual to budget operational results on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Prepares budgets and financial forecasts, monitors expenditures and advises management about variances and their potential causes; recommends corrective actions to help assure goals are met.
  • Manages and conducts internal auditing programs to help assure that records are accurately maintained and that established policies and practices are satisfactorily and consistently followed.
  • Prepares documents required for the accounting firm to prepare all applicable tax returns. Preparation of sales tax & property tax.
  • Verifies that insurance records for club property are properly maintained.
  • Works with the club’s external auditors.
  • Negotiates and administers employee benefit programs.
  • Reviews and updates employee handbook and personnel related policies.
  • Keeps current with changing laws and regulations regarding employees; ensures the club is compliant with same.
  • Oversee Club’s IT program.
  • Maintain Club’s health insurance and property insurance and file Club permits.
  • Maintain Club’s Leases.
  • Attend Finance Committee meetings.

Requirements include:

  • A career path marked with stability and progression of title and responsibility while showing ongoing professional development.
  • An Associate degree in accounting or business administration
  • Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE) recommended.

Club offers a competitive total compensation and benefits package to include:

  • Employee benefits to include medical, dental, optical, life insurance and a 401K Plan.

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Harper Associates has been retained for this search

Our client, a member owned, prominent private country club (18 holes), offers a la carte dining and extensive catering and banquet facilities to its members and guests.  Looking for GM to elevate food, beverage, and catering operations along with staff development. New catering sales program and menus needs to be spearheaded. The membership will embrace an experienced professional with new ideas, food and beverage expertise, social media savvy, and creativity in club member events. Responsible to review and improve member communications – digital, club calendar, newsletter, emails, etc. Will consider a candidate with strong Food, Beverage, and Catering background from upscale hotels, resorts, conference centers, clubs, or fine dining restaurant operations.

Position Knowledge and Responsibilities

  • Will oversee all facets of club operations with a strong emphasis on food and beverage, financial management, budgeting and planning, and overall club administration
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills needed
  • Position demands highest level of integrity, professionalism, accountability, and dedication
  • Requires ability to effectively lead, manage, and develop department managers and their teams
  • Need proven ability to think strategically while meeting operational and short-term objectives
  • Traits must include high attention to detail, sense of urgency, and focus on member and guest satisfaction
  • Provides advice to the Board of Directors and all club committees
  • Oversees the care and maintenance of all physical assets and facilities

Desire local metro Detroit area candidates or those with ties to MI. Excellent six figure base salary and lucrative performance bonus.

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Our client, a prestigious private club, is searching for a Restaurant GM for a casual dining concept. Great, talented kitchen team prepares an exceptional variety of all scratch items served breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This opportunity offers a terrific work/life balance (5 day work week, 45-50 hours), 401K, excellent health benefits and many other perks. Prefer Hospitality Degree, an individual with a warm and friendly personality who enjoys touching tables and member interaction. Also requires beverage experience in wine, spirits, and cocktails. $60,000 - $70,000+++

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Popular private club undergoing extensive clubhouse renovations is seeking an outstanding Sous Chef. The Sous Chef will work collaboratively with the Executive Chef in an effort to maintain the club’s reputation for excellent food and high quality standards. The new Clubhouse includes several dining rooms along with a banquet and catering facility. We are seeking a very motivated and talented Sous Chef who would enjoy a long term opportunity working in a beautiful, new setting.

The role will encompass:

  • Managing, training and mentoring employees in the kitchen
  • Assisting with food production
  • Developing and enforcing maintenance routines for all equipment and the entire kitchen
  • Assessing and monitoring food quality standards

Requirements include:

  • At least 2 years of culinary experience
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Great benefits $65,000 - $70,000

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Our client, a prominent country club, is searching for an individual who has worked in an upscale hotel catering department, country club, or conference facility as an event/catering coordinator or manager. Will work closely with club members in planning their social events (weddings, showers, etc.) and organize club member parties, corporate meetings/golf outings and follow through to be certain all requests are implemented. Will handle detailing (menus, contracts, letters, etc.) and prepare Banquet Event Order (BEO), along with coordination of floral arrangements, room diagram, linens, etc.. Must be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with other departments. Hospitality degree preferred. Requires a very detail oriented professional with a very pleasant personality, MS office proficiency and the ability to multi-task. Jonas software experience a plus. Position reports to Director of Catering. Excellent salary, plus bonus, benefits and 401K. 

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Private Country Club Assistant Food and Beverage Director 

$60,000 -$65,000++

Immediate opportunity to join prominent private golf and country club. Will oversee member dining room, outdoor patio’s, banquet operations, snack bars. Responsible for staff scheduling, beverage ordering, wine list, craft cocktails, etc.

Ideal candidate will have full service, casual and fine dining restaurant management experience in an upscale hotel property, corporate restaurant, or country club. Prefer Hospitality Degree.  Great benefits, job security, wonderful membership base.

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Beautiful, completely renovated private club is an ideal first class setting for an Executive Chef to display his/her culinary talent. We are seeking a very innovative chef to lead a motivated staff in a creative culinary operation. The Chef will be involved in many endeavors and will work with the club’s food and beverage team to upgrade menus and other culinary services.

The Club’s Food and Beverage annual sales volume is $3 million in a la carte and catering sales. Exquisite banquet facilities can accommodate up to 350 people. Catering is an important focus of the F&B department, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Catered affairs include weddings, golf outings, member events and more. The club is family oriented and is looking to increase the number of activities which appeal to families. In addition, the club would like to increase the number of special events during the off-season.

The ideal candidate has a Culinary Degree from a well-respected culinary school along with luxury hotel, fine dining, or country club chef experience.

Candidates with ties to the Michigan area are preferred.

Six figure compensation package and benefits offered.

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