Catering Assistant

Boda’s Kitchen

Hood River, OR

Job overview:
Boda’s Kitchen is seeking the right person to complement our
growing team. This is a unique opportunity for someone with
interest in utilizing and developing superior hospitality and
management skills, as well becoming the keystone of our catering department.

This job has a lot of growth potential and we are interested in a candidate who is looking for a long-term career with Boda’s Kitchen.

Job responsibilities:

  • Making deliveries for small catering orders
  • Maintaining the catering department email box
  • Developing quotes for new clients
  • Processing client orders and invoices
  • Assisting with wedding coordination for catering, bar service, rentals and event setup/breakdown
  • Captaining (supervising) large catering events
  • Loading and unloading of necessary equipment for each event
  • Managing cleanliness and inventory of catering equipment
  • Maintaining cleanliness of catering van
  • Coordinating internal meetings and client appointments
  • Managing the internal calendar
  • Identifying and executing growth initiatives for the catering department
  • Assisting with planning and development of catering department growth

A successful candidate should:

  • Have experience with customer relations and hospitality
  • Have some management experience
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment
  • Show compassion for clients and enjoy trouble-shooting for them
  • Excel in an environment of pressure
  • Be self-driven and decisive
  • Be willing to work nights/weekends
  • Be willing to work long hours
  • Be able to lift 50+ lbs
  • Be able to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Have superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Have and retain a clean driving record

COMPENSATION- $12-20/hour plus gratuity, bonus opportunities and 2 weeks paid vacation. HOURS- up to 30/week November-May, full-time June-October. Likely to be full-time, year- round for the right candidate after first summer.

Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your understanding of the job responsibilities and why you would make a great candidate. Email to Nicole Backus: nicole@bodaskitchen.com

About Boda’s Kitchen:
Open daily from 11am-7pm with a small deli and gourmet marketplace in downtown Hood River, Boda’s Kitchen also offers catering for all sizes of events. Focusing on gourmet comfort food Boda’s has carved out a proud niche in the market by providing gourmet accommodations for dietary restrictions, focusing on healthy ingredients and by always offering fresh, creative dishes for every occasion.