Job Description

Occasions

  • We are hiring immediately for on call WAITER/WAITRESS positions.
  • Location: Occasions Caterers - 655 Taylor Street Washington, DC 20017. Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule: On call; shifts will vary depending on needs, more details upon interview.
  • Requirement: 1 year of waiter experience.
  • Pay Range: $21.00 to $25.00
  • *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: Takes food and beverage orders and efficiently delivers items to dining room guests.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Promptly and warmly greet guests in the dining room; takes food and beverages in an efficient manner, following established steps of service.
    • Delivers food promptly and professionally; maintains safe food handling and sanitation standards. Follows up periodically to assist with any additional needs or requests.
    • Demonstrates complete understanding of menu items and ingredients. Advises guests on appropriate combinations of food and drinks when requested; accommodates reasonable requests and notes preferences. As needed, demonstrates knowledge of specialized diets and allergens.
    • Communicates directly with back-of-the-house staff to ensure that orders are delivered correctly and special requests are accommodated.
    • Exhibits exceptional communications skills and demonstrates ability to get along well with others. Remains flexible and patient when communicating with guests and staff.
    • Collects tickets and follow proper cash-handling procedures.
    • Promotes a clean, safe and neat environment for guests.
    • Maintains a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality regarding personal or medical information that is shared.
    • Promptly addresses complaints or issues; relays relevant information or complaints directly to supervisor.
    • Ensures that the dining room is properly set up prior to and after the service period; keeps area clean and neat while meeting established sanitation standards.
    • Operates a variety of equipment, including fire extinguishers, telephones, iced tea/soda machines, soup wells and coffee machines.
    • Works with staff of other departments to perform job duties during special events and functions.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    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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