Job Description

Occasions

  • We are hiring immediately for on call CATERING CAPTAIN positions.
  • Location: Occasions Caterers - 655 Taylor Street NE Washington, DC 20017. Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule: On call. Monday through Sunday. Shifts will vary depending on needs, more details upon interview.
  • Requirement: At least 2 years of catering experience.
  • Pay Rate: $32.00 per hour.
    *Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available

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a vision for creating remarkable events

FOOD FIRST. INSPIRED BY INGREDIENTS. GREAT SERVICE.

About our Company

Since 1986, Occasions Caterers has worked closely with our clients to create remarkable events. We have grown in size but maintain a boutique approach to full-service catering with a focus on custom menus, creative décor, expert planning and gracious service. We craft experiences through food, design and hospitality to reflect your unique style, taste and vision. With over thirty years of experience, we have an unmatched scope of knowledge, resources and relationships to produce events that exceed expectation and delight in every way. Occasions Caterers has a mission to have dedicated team members who support and work together to create exceptional catered experiences each and every day.

If you want to be a part of an exceptional team who values Excellence by setting the bar high, Integrity by living our values, Respect by valuing the contributions of every team member, Teamwork by supporting each other, and Innovation by keeping things exciting, please see our open position below.

    Job Summary



    Summary: Coordinates catering staff schedules to ensure all functions are delivered, served and cleared in a timely fashion. Prepares and serves food at scheduled functions under the supervision of the Catering Director. May drive a truck to deliver food and beverages to catered functions.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Determines workload requirements from catering orders.
    • Meets with function group leaders to discuss setup arrangements; addresses last-minute changes and resolves problems.
    • Interacts with customers and resolves complaints in a service-oriented manner.
    • Demonstrates complete understanding of menu items.
    • Instructs staff on work expectations for catered functions.
    • Helps staff set up rooms to desired specifications.
    • Assembles and delivers food and supplies to scheduled locations.
    • Serves food and beverages to guests.
    • Returns food, beverages, serving equipment and utensils to catering facility.
    • Ensures proper presentation, portion control and maintenance of serving temperatures; follows HACCP standards.
    • Maintains sanitation and orderliness of all equipment, supplies and utensils.
    • Ensures proper food preparation by following approved recipes and production standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Qualifications:

    • A valid driver's license may be required. Must possess or able to obtain a valid food handler's permit and/or alcohol servers permit where required by state law.

    Associates at Occasions are offered many fantastic benefits.

    Both full-time and part-time positions offer the following benefits to associates:

    • Retirement Plan
    • Associate Shopping Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs
    • Discount Marketplace
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program

    In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance/AD
    • Disability Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    Occasions maintains a drug-free workplace.

    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
     

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. 

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Application Instructions

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