At Convene, were changing the way the world works by transforming the way businesses work. By partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate, we design & service the next generation office building one that feels more like a full-service, lifestyle hotel. Our integrated workplace-as-a-service platform gives building tenants & enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting & event spaces, flexible workspaces, hospitality services, & curated experiences for users, all connected by Convenes proprietary technology platform. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, & Washington, D.C., with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of Americas 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of Americas fastest growing companies by Magazine, & the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.
This position requires experience in high volume environments with a focus on ala carte presentation & conference style catering. Responsible for assisting in maintenance of budgeted food cost, ordering, menu development, sanitation & overall food quality & presentation. Responsible to assist in daily ordering & inventory.
Education & Experience:
A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate & required experience
Minimum of three (1) to five (3) years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
Extensive catering experience a plus
High volume, complex foodservice operations experience - highly desirable
Institutional & batch cooking experiences
Hands-on chef experience a must
Comprehensive knowledge of food & catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, & presentation
Must be experienced with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Power Point), Outlook, E-mail & the Internet
Must be willing to participate in client satisfaction programs/activities
ServSafe/NYC DOH certified - highly desirable
Duties & Functions:
Maintain full knowledge of menus, recipes, & other pertinent information.
Constantly increasing knowledge of culinary & other products & services.
Responsible for constant sanitation, organization, & proper food handling
Flexible & long hours sometimes required.
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.