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Event Catering Server

Company: Just Fare
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Just Fare

We started as a Bay Area food and farm consultancy called Fare Resources in 2009 and have evolved into a multi-faceted social enterprise called Just Fare. What remains true throughout our journey is our commitment to good food and good people: creating great culinary and hospitality jobs, designing better culinary working environments, and sourcing as much good food from the local community as possible.

Today we offer products and services to deliver on our mission. We make great food for all people to support a better food system and demonstrate fair business practices by providing a quality workplace and creating delicious, dignified food for our community.

About Just Fare Events

Our Events team is dedicated to creating connection and community. Our commitment provides interpersonal gatherings by pairing food with people in the moment one event at a time, at every step of the process. Whether it be drop off platters for a small backyard gathering, an office happy hour, a full service wedding or corporate holiday party, we are dedicated to bringing the source, season, and people together in harmony to create lasting memories for all our clients.

Overview

The Event Catering Server will execute all front-of-the-house (FOH) duties in order to put on seamless full-service events. The ideal event server will exhibit the highest level of people and hospitality skills, with such attention to detail that all guests feel uniquely cared for. Servers will be scheduled on a per-event basis, and hours will vary based on availability. The majority of events will take place on weekday evenings and weekends. This part time role has the potential for growth within our company. If interested, this role could also cross-train for back-of-the-house event chef or FOH Lead for our weekday office catering in order to pick up additional shifts.

Responsibilities

  • Set up for events; putting out tablecloths and place settings, building buffet display, arranging table placement and setting up service lines
  • Provide excellent service and care while providing beverage service, passing appetizers, carrying plates of food and serving guests.
  • Restock all smallwares, including glasses, plates and utensils
  • Keep event floor clean and cleared of empty glasses and food
  • Keep back of house catering area clean and organized
  • Load in/out rentals, food, decor and supplies
  • Perform cleaning tasks and breakdown of service
  • Interact with guests and be able to converse about food
  • Maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness
  • Help uphold Just Fares’ hospitality standards
  • Assist in the food transportation to and from commissary kitchen in Emeryville

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in a professional kitchen or hospitality environment with a passion for food & people
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, communication & patience
  • Attendance & punctuality is required with schedule flexibility determined by needs
  • Ability to be self-sufficient & make sound decisions on-the-fly
  • Understanding & knowledge of safety, sanitation & food handling procedures
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs in and out of a van
  • Preferred: Basic computer skills (docs, spreadsheets, google docs, etc.)
  • Preferred: Good knowledge of local products, producers and farms; with a love of food!
  • Preferred: CA driver’s license
  • Basic ServSafe certification


Schedule & Expectations

Typical schedules include weekends for event execution, though may vary depending on event schedule. We care deeply about work life balance and will work with you to ensure a manageable work schedule. This role is part time / on call with hours dependent on event services.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary / wages
  • 401K retirement account and Commuter Benefits (after 90 day introductory period)
  • Free meals
  • Opportunity to develop your skills, work with amazing people and together to make an impact within the community to change the world!
  • BOH/FOH Staff: Opportunity to pick up shifts in other business units relevant to your experience

Keywords: Just Fare, Oakland , Event Catering Server, Other , Oakland, California

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