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Event Chef

Union Square Events (640 West 28th Street NY, NY)
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Job Description


We are seeking an Event Chef to join our team!

 

This position is a part-time / freelance position. Event Chefs are responsible for the execution of menus at off-premise catered events. The Event Chef will act as the brand ambassador for Union Square Events and will present the food in a way that reflects our standards for excellence. Prior to leaving for the event, Event Chefs will report to the commissary kitchen to manage the pack out of items related to their event. When onsite, Event Chefs are responsible for communicating instructions to all Kitchen Assistants and coordinating with FOH Captains. They are also responsible for making sure the BOH area is clean and organized before leaving an event.

This position requires heavy lifting and knowledge of food & workplace safety. Full training of the food, heating systems and locations will be provided.

Skills & Requirements
  • Understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills
  • Previous prep or line-cook experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
  • Good Communicator; understand & follow written and verbal instruction & direction
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-oriented
  • Initiative & follow through
  • Manages self calmly and effectively under pressure
Qualifications

Union Square Events (USE) is the catering and venue hospitality business from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Based in Manhattan's Hudson Yards, USE creates experiences to savor that are rooted in USHG's 30-year heritage of culinary excellence and Enlightened Hospitality. Through collaborations with a diverse portfolio of best in class clients and business partners, USE produces one-of-a-kind catered events and unparalleled dining experiences within a variety of cultural, corporate and entertainment venues throughout New York City.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.