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For nearly half a century Gourmet Caterers, a Boston institution, has served the people of greater New England by bringing the best culinary, design and planning talent to the table. Take a seat.


Event Coordinator

$18 - $30/ hour (based on exp.)

Gourmet Caterers is seeking an experienced Event Manager to manage special events at a variety of venues throughout the greater Boston area. Staging events in a wide range of size and scope, the Event Manager will manage the event set-up, the entire event and the breakdown, as well as supervising the service team, coordinating with the culinary and operations teams, all while ensuring quality standards are met. Additional responsibilities include direct client and guest interaction to fulfill needs during an event, on the job training and maintaining strong venue and vendor relationships. The Event Manager reports directly to the Director of Service.

The candidate must have 1-3 years’ experience in a high volume event environment with supervisory experience with a well-established off-premise caterer, event planning company and/or hotel operation. Extensive knowledge of event logistics and exceptional customer service skills coupled with extreme attention to detail are necessary as well as proven management skills, ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, exhibit a creative approach to problem solving and be a team player.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform event pre-planning activities to include communication with sales manager, site visits, tastings and service plans with deployment of staff and event timing
  • Work with sales managers to ensure the event is set-up and service is carried out according to the client and sales manager’s expectations, following the BEO.
  • Attend select catering meetings for detailing execution of large events.
  • Demonstrate clear and open communication with both FOH and BOH staff.
  • Conduct accurate opening and closing liquor, rental and equipment inventories.
  • Responsible for complete event execution which includes overseeing event set up, managing staff and working closely with our clients and sales managers to ensure successful, memorable events.
  • This job requires the ability to perform the following: Standing for extended period of time carrying or lifting items up to 50lbs bending, stooping and kneeling
  • At times, Event Managers may be expected to travel a distance to event venues at various locations throughout New England. Gourmet Caterers adheres to a policy of employment-at-will which allows either party to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

Conditions of Employment:

Although many of our events take place during the day, nights, weekend and holiday availability is required.

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Catering Event Chefs

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience

Excellent pay and opportunity for rapid advancement for those with the passion and temperament to deliver excellence off-premise.

Great flexible employment option. Opportunity to work a lot or a little based on your schedule!

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others in a diverse workforce environment
  • Minimum two years of culinary experience
  • Strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality
  • Food Safety and Allergen Awareness Certificate a plus
  • Reliable transportation
  • Please be prepared to provide references

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Event Server and Event Bartender

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

Seeking energetic professionals to join our team at our newest exclusive venue, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

Positions:  Part-time/ On-Call

Position Summary:

The Event Server and Bartenders work a variety of events at The Peabody Essex Museum.  Events range in size and scope, and the servers and bartenders assist with event set-up, service and breakdown. The bartender will set-up, service, and breakdown the bars at functions. He/she must exhibit a positive attitude and provide exemplary customer service.  Servers report directly to the Director of Service and the onsite Event Manager while on the job.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to job site on time and in complete and proper uniform
  • Complete tasks assigned by Event Manager to successfully execute the event
  • Adhere to the service guidelines and company policies

Qualifications:

This candidate must have 1-3 years’ experience in a high-end catering and/or restaurant and/or hotel environment.  He/she must exhibit exceptional customer service skills and extreme attention to detail.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays. Must be TIPS Alcohol certified and certification must remain current.

This job requires the ability to perform the following:

  • Walking or standing for extended periods of time
  • Carrying or lifting items up to 50lbs
  • Bending, stooping and kneeling

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience

Conditions of Employment:

The Event Server position is an on-call position when work is available at The Peabody Essex Museum.  All scheduling is completed through an automatic web-based tool which requires email access.  Employees are required to find their own transportation to and from an event.  Gourmet Caterers adheres to a policy of employment-at-will which allows either party to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

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Event Bartender

$16-$22/ hour

Off-premise bartenders are assigned to set-up, service and breakdown bars at events.  Our bartenders travel to many locations throughout New England and abide by both company and Serve Safe Alcohol procedures.  Schedules are flexible and do vary, however, many of our events require availability on nights and weekends.

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Event Server

$14-$20/ hour

The Gourmet Event Server supports events of various sizes and scopes throughout the Metro-Boston area

  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with internal and external clients a must
  • Primary seasonal employment or limited availability/second job are both a great fit
  • Detailed understanding of traditional service methods a plus, but not required
  • Shift meal and some uniform elements are provided

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Prep Cooks

Pay Commensurate with Expertise and Experience

Part-time/seasonal

Looking for motivated culinarians to join our busy team. Competitive wage and significant growth opportunities available at our busy Boston area catering commissary and in the field throughout the metro-Boston area

Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year experience in commercial food prep
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, take instruction, maintain positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality
  • ServSafe and Allergen Awareness Certificates a plus

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Please click “Apply Now” to email us with your completed application. Please attach resumé.


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