Catering Coordinator

Irvine, CA 92618

Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 17166 Pay Rate: 20.00-22.00

Job Description

Irvine based Medical Device Company is adding to their onsite Corporate Cafe Team!. Temp to Hire opportunity!

As a Catering Coordinator, you are responsible for assisting the Café Manager in setting up catering events, deliveries to other buildings, store trips, ordering inventory, and receiving inventory. We strive to deliver first class service, provide quality food and beverage, and maintain a clean and organized environment. Essential Functions
  • Serve food and beverages to guests in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
  • Work with Café Manager and Executive Chef to ensure knowledge of daily caterings
  • Execute the setup of all catering events, upon specific event details
  • Work with peer Catering Coordinator to ensure successful event execution and clean up
  • Liaison to the kitchen staff and customers regarding food replenishment and requests
  • Fulfill and deliver sporadic guest orders as directed by Café Manager
  • Deliver to other buildings and locations as directed by Café Manager
  • Shop and pick up supplies at retail stores as directed by Café Manager
  • Inventory and ordering of all front of house products inclusive of clothing good products
  • Educate yourself about all food and beverage items and ingredients.
  • Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge
  • Maintains a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events
  • Anticipates customer needs
  • Assists with new associate training by positively reinforcing standards and performance and giving respectful and encouraging coaching as needed
  • Immediate response to customer needs
  • Maintains a clean and organized environment in café and storage
  • Follows health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance
  • Other duties as directed
  • Customer Focus
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Thoroughness
  • Organizational Skills
  • Stress Management / Composure
  • Multi-tasking
  • Time Management
  • Professionalism
Preferred Education and Experience
  • At least 2 years Banquet experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Class C Drivers License and valid auto insurance
Work Environment   The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Hazards may include, but are not limited to, cuts, slipping and tripping. Alternative schedules, overtime, holidays, and weekend shifts are a possibility depending on events scheduled and the needs of the business. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Walk and stand for long hours up to the entire 8-hour shift.
  • Continuously reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Be able to manipulate fingers, hands and arms to cut, measure, pour, serve, carry and wipe.

Meet Your Recruiter

Nina McCann
On-Site Manager

A native to Orange County, Nina’s staffing career began in 2006 placing quality engineering candidates with distinguished companies as a successful recruiter and client manager. Nina specializes in recruiting for mechanical and electrical engineers in all industries from aerospace, medical device and manufacturing. She understands the engineering programs and importance of matching specific technical skills for position success. Her strong connections within the industry have been vital in her success. Nina’s excitement in placing engineers is due to the direct impact the products have on people’s lives: Everything we touch has been engineered in one form or another. She currently works as an on-site manager at a prominent medical device company.

Outside of work, Nina has been a dedicated volunteer to local nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years. She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking and spending time with her three children.

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