Freelance Culinary Assistant

Great Performances, New York's premier catering, event, and food service company is hiring freelance Culinary Assistants. We enhance life's celebrations with great food and artful service while maintaining a high level of professionalism and grace. We believe in collaborative commitment to service, innovation and quality. We execute small, intimate gatherings with craftsmanship and devote our attention to the details of large events. You can refine and grow your culinary skills with us, while interacting with some of NYC's accomplished chefs. 

We work side-by-side with local growers and purveyors to bring the freshest seasonal foods from farm to table. We promote sustainability through Katchkie Farm, our very own 60-acre organic farm in Columbia County, New York. We also operate venues and cafes throughout NYC, including Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM, Apollo, Signature Theatre, and Wave Hill. Additionally, we have an exclusive relationship with The Plaza. 

As a member of our freelance culinary team you will be offered work at a multitude of high profile events in top class venues in NYC and the surrounding area. Candidates who have passion and seek to advance their career in the culinary arts will be offered further training and development, as we look to promote from within our growing organization. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Execute seasonal menu with impeccable presentation 

  • Excel in a fast paced and stressful environment 

  • Maintain proper food safety requirements 

  • Keep an organized and clean small work station 

  • Execute at Chef's direction with positive attitude 

Ideal Candidate Has: 

  • Minimum 2 years of culinary or restaurant experience 

  • Must own full knife kit 

  • References of culinary background required 

  • Must have regular computer access 

  • Experience cooking in a proofer 

  • Maintains a positive attitude 

  • Keep a clean and polished appearance 

  • New York City Food Handler's Certificate is a plus 

We're looking for skilled and experienced staff that we can rely on to execute our seasonal menus. We offer competitive hourly rates and flexible schedules. If you are qualified and wish to be a part of our culinary free-lance team, then we want to hear from you! 

Please fill out the online application to apply- 

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