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Convene // conference & meeting spaces
Washington, DC    Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019
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Who We Are:

At Convene, we're building a company that embraces visible & invisible diversity, encourages healthy integration of personal goals & professional development, & fosters community. Our team's evolution, values & culture have been at the forefront of what we do since our founding. With the meetings & office market growing rapidly & showing no signs of stopping, we are constantly evolving & growing our offerings from hosting meetings & events to providing a full suite of offerings for flexible co-working spaces. no signs of slowing down.

What Youll Do:

As a Conference Center Cook, you will be responsible for preparing, cooking, & serving daily menu items to the clients in Convene locations. This role is also responsible for coordinating food products between stations to ensure completion of orders to customer satisfaction. Conference Center Cooks carry out all responsibilities while maintaining food handling, safety & sanitation standards.

  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously to ensure all food orders are completed & executed within proper service timing
  • Prepare, cook, & serve items in accordance to the recipes while preparing raw ingredients into the finished product & complying with all portion & quality standards
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of daily menu items & explain it to customers accurately
  • Ensure quality & visual presentation of food
  • Assist other associates to ensure all kitchen duties are completed within given time constraints
  • Assist in other areas of the operation as needed
  • Ensure all proper steps of service are following in accordance to Convene standards
  • Prepare any catering orders that are placed

What We Look For:

  • Minimum High School diploma/GED
  • Minimum 1 year Cook experience in a related role
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of culinary
  • Strong cooking & knife skills required
  • Positive & enthusiastic approach to all assignments
  • Works well with others
  • Good communication skills
  • Presentation & customer service skills imperative
  • Cheerful & helpful manner when dealing with customers
  • Flexible & long hours sometimes required; rotating work schedule that may include nights & weekends
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull & place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance
  • Reach overhead & below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, & stooping
  • Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time

About Convene:

Convene ( designs & services premium places to work, meet, & host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major U.S. cities, with plans to expand globally. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, & has been named one of Americas 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes & a Best Workplace by both & Fortune Magazine.

  • Founded in 2009
  • Locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago & plans to expand globally
  • Launched Convene Workplace in 2017
  • Ranked #11 Workplace in New York in 2017 by Fortune Magazine
  • Ranked #30 in 2017 LinkedIn Annual List of Industry Disruptors
  • 2018 Great Places to Work US
  • 2018 Fortune Magazine Best Workplaces NY

In everything we do, we strive to put the people we do it for first. This starts internally: we believe our values drive behaviors to create culture. Together were building a culture that embraces diversity & learning, humility & gratitude. At the same time, we try not to take ourselves too seriously & strive for a healthy integration between work & personal pursuits.

Benefits You Can Expect As A Convene employee:

  • Generous, flexible PTO & family leave
  • Generous professional development policy that includes funds earmarked for each employee's discretionary professional growthHave a conference you want to attend? A class you want to take? If it's helping take your career to the next level, we support it. Each employee is required to have 65 hours of learning per year
  • Excellent health coverage for team members & their families
  • Supportive work environment & a leader who is focused on your professional growth
  • Company events that highlight our team's passions & hobbies
  • Healthy snacks

Convene is committed to building an inclusive & diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities & perspectives.

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