Events and Catering

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Bronx Zoo Events and Catering
Bronx Zoo

Job Description

Job Family: Events & Catering
Location: Bronx Zoo
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal
Department: Events & Catering
Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Must be able to work 2-5 days per week including weekends and holidays. Schedule varies and is dependent on weather and guest attendance; schedule subject to change through the spring and summer.

Earn your stripes in catering! Do you like to cook? Do you like to set up and break down events? Would you serve our guests with exceptional service and make their special event a night to remember? If this sounds like you, you might be the right fit for our Events and Catering Team. Come launch your catering career here at WCS!

Apply now! We’ll consider you for several openings:

On Call Porter/Dishwasher


Essential duties may include:

  • Assist with set-up, break-down, cleaning and preparation for events
  • Maintaining interior maintenance including sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and mopping
  • Properly operating the dishwasher, keeping the dish areas clean, maintaining the kitchen free of debris, and complete trash removal periodically throughout the day

On Call Waitstaff


Essential duties may include:

  • Provide superior serving standards and extraordinary customer service while contributing to creating uniquely memorable guest experiences
  • Properly setting up/breaking down event, serving in specified style and method and maintaining the quality of the food presentation
  • Knowledge of food and beverage being served during event

Catering Cook


Essential duties may include:

  • Supervise & train prep cooks and kitchen porters to assure standards are being met.
  • Keep management informed of food quantities and quality in prep, on the line and in holding cabinets.This includes responsibility of filling out all time/temperature logs.
  • Ensure the proper rotation, labeling and dating of all products.


Qualification Requirements

Positions require:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and/or move 20-50 pounds
  • Ability to work well within a team dynamic
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and coordinate multiple projects while assisting the catering events and culinary team in the set-up for all events according to the customizations specified on the Banquet Event Order
  • Minimum 18 years of age required for certain positions
  • NYC BOH Food Handlers Certificate Required for certain positions

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