Catering Assistant

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Title :

Catering Assistant

Location :

New York

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in New York, the catering assistant is an integral part of the client and guest experience.  This position is responsible for creating a professional and comfortable atmosphere in conference rooms, pantries and office café spaces.

This role reports to the Catering, Conference, and Reception Manager.

 

Responsibilities include:

People:

  • Comfortable meeting and engaging with new people and exhibiting a warm and welcoming demeanor.
  • Utilize a high level of attention to detail as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have a positive attitude and strong sense of urgency in resolving any issues that arise.

Food & Beverage

  • Assist with managing food orders for client and internal meetings in conference rooms and office café spaces.  Set-up of conference rooms, pantries and office café spaces in accordance with established protocols.
  • Creative eye and attention to detail for food and beverage set-ups.
  • Advise Catering Manager and Catering Coordinator when supplies need to be ordered for conference rooms, pantries and office café spaces.
  • Re-stock office café spaces and pantries including coffee, snacks, paper goods, utensils and cleaning supplies.
  • Clear conference rooms following each use and ensure they are properly cleaned and sanitized.  Wipe down conference room tables, credenzas and/or other food set-up areas and check chairs for any debris.
  • Advise reception team regarding any documents that are left behind for proper disposition. 

Office Events & Celebrations

  • Support execution of various in-house events including set-ups, food presentation, serving and breakdown.  This includes meetings and events starting before or after hours as needed.

Communication:

  • Must have interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate in-person, by email and telephone.  Ability to follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys and staff and provide information with courtesy and tact. 

 

Facilities:

  • Clean and maintain conference room, catering kitchen area, pantries and office café spaces.
  • Report furniture or facility problems to the office facilities team in a timely manner. 

Qualifications

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to solve problems by following clearly defined procedures.
  • Ability to determine when guidance or assistance is required from the coordinator or manager relative to daily operations or unusual circumstances.
  • Ability to move and lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit.  Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment.
  • Work may require irregular hours and occasionally requires overtime to perform the essential duties of the position. 

Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 2+ years of experience in the food services or hospitality industry – i.e. catering, restaurants, hotels, etc.

 

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

The annual compensation range for this position is $45-50k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.