We are continually seeking talented individuals with previous experience in the hospitality industry to join our personnel. Great Performances offers both full-time and part-time jobs and is frequently looking to hire new chefs, servers, and waiters. Resumes, cover letters or this application can be submitted to Human Resources via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to (212) 924-5284. Please reference the position in which you are interested in the subject line of your e-mail or on your fax coversheet.
Great Performances, NYC's premier catering and hospitality firm, is looking for a Design Assistant to support the Creative Director and his design team. The Design Assistant will manage the product ordering process as directed by the Creative Director and his team. He/she will also manage the Product Catalogue, and design office supplies, and provide administrative support and design project-related tasks. Must be a team player and successfully interact with varying levels of employees and clients.
• Procure Purchase Orders from Accounting
• Manage Product Ordering Process -- communicate with vendors, place orders, track shipping and warehouse receiving; ensure correct colors/quantities/sizes. Follow up with vendors.
Product Catalogue/ Product Maintenance
• Organize and edit GP Product Book to create a 'living' document
• Liaise with Warehouse regarding New Products, GP Product Catalogue, Inventory, Labeling, and Damaged products
• Manage CaterXpert Product Inventory in collaboration with Warehouse
Design Office Coordination
• Supplies -- Manage Design office supplies and places orders through Accounting and Third Party Vendors as needed
• Assist with event related tasks and errands as needed
• Assist with pack-outs and organization of specialty event décor items
• Organize Files on Server
• Create spread sheets ensuring project organization
• Manage departmental design calendar ensuring successful project organization
• Maintain and organize shared resources and server file organization. Occasionally assist with design projects
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite -- Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign -- A MUST!
• Excellent attention to detail
• Exceptional organizational/administrative skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Eye for detail
• Knowledge of NYC vendors and marketplace preferred, but not required
• Passion for special events, food and design
• As many events occur on weeknights and weekend, must be willing to work outside traditional business hours on occasion
• 0-3 years of Design experience preferred
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferably from accredited Art/ Design School
To be considered, MUST submit salary history and salary requirement in cover letter, and a resume to email@example.com. Portfolio of work preferred, but not required. Indicate "Design Assistant" in subject line.
Product Sales and Operations Associate
Great Performances, New York’s premier catering and event company seeks a Product Sales and Operations Associate. Katchkie Farm is the source and inspiration for a line of truly artisanal products produced in cooperation with Great Performances. Organic produce from the farm is at the heart of each and every product. All Katchkie Farm artisanal products are made in small batches, not mass produced.
We need a motivated and charismatic individual to manage our organic shelf stable product line. The position is part-time, requiring two full days per week.
- Create new business opportunities
- Deliver samples to prospective clients in NYC and surrounding area
- Maintain relationships with existing clients
- Track and follow up with leads and prospective business
- Schedule and execute in-store demonstrations
- Update all client information in File Maker
- Update and maintain inventory
- Coordinate product productions with organic farm
- Coordinate product productions with production facility
- Execute incoming orders and invoice clients
Must be self directed and have strong communication, organizational, and computer skills. Marketing background, bachelor’s degree, related experience and passion for food and hospitality a plus. Experience working with or knowledge about farmer’s market, retail, and CSAs is ideal. Proven track record of product sales required. This position offers room for growth.
To be considered, send resume and cover letter with“Product Sales and Operations Associate” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visual Merchandiser- Venues & Cafes
Great Performances, NYC's premier catering and hospitality firm, seeks a Visual Merchandiser to provide visual merchandising solutions, and communicate brand identity for Great Performances’ Cafes and Venues. This position joins a team reporting into the Creative Director; though in its own business area is a very “hands on” job that requires independent thinking.
The Visual Merchandiser will design, resource and procure product and merchandising solutions for our Venues and Cafes. Additionally, will create signage, graphics, and package design suites, as well as enforce brand guidelines and universal design standards.
Must successfully interact with varying levels of employees. Managers and clients. The Visual Merchandiser should be collaborative, a team player and have some management experience.
Visual Merchandising - Design visual presentation and display solutions to boost product sales; Design and produce original signage and graphics; Create and manage signage templates; for Venue Managers; Manage outside vendors i.e. graphics vendors, printers, contractors, etc.
Branding - Establish brand guidelines/merchandising guides for venue managers; Design and produce marketing collateral for festivals and holidays; Assist Venue Managers in sourcing and purchasing new disposables, equipment, and design elements for the Cafes within the budget guidelines; Source/procure disposable, equipment, and design elements within budget.
Graphic Design – Create graphics as needed by Design Director
Other Responsibilities - Visit venues regularly to assess brand presence and merchandising; · Attend trade shows, meet with vendors and artists to research resources for the venues; · Stay up to date with industry standards, trends, and innovations.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design) A MUST; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Must be able to understand both 2-D (graphic) and 3-D(visual merchandising/display/décor) design;· Exceptional attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills;· Strong verbal and written communication skills; Understanding of visual relationships and styles; Knowledge of NYC vendors and marketplace; Passionate about food, design, retail, and events; Must be able to lift a 50lb. box; As many events occur on weeknights and weekend, must be willing to work outside traditional business hours on occasion; 1-5 years related experience.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably from an accredited Art/ Design School
Candidates from backgrounds in Visual Merchandising/ Visual Presentation /and Display preferred
To be considered, candidate MUST submit a portfolio of work, as well as salary history and compensation requirement in the cover letter, and a resume. Please indicate “Visual Merchandiser – Venues & Cafes” in the subject line and send to email@example.com.
Assistant Purchasing Manager
Great Performances, New York's premier catering, event and food service company seeks an Assistant Purchasing Manager to support the department manager with purchasing, cost control and inventory control.
Work with culinary team reviewing reports and kitchen orders for product identification and quantity accuracy for events and venues. Maintain positive relationships with vendors and ensure quality products are received at competitive pricing. Forecast for large events or special purchases.
Compare bid sheets weekly. Maintain appropriate pricing from vendors, updating culinary team on price extreme fluctuations. Work with Director of Purchasing to maintain accurate pricing in our automated system. Review invoices and hand off to accounting. Manage credits and returns with internal accounting and external vendors. Hold receivers accountable for quality of received product and confirm invoice accuracy matches contracted weekly pricing.
Place orders and oversee receiving process. Manage inventory control of staple food items. Work with receivers to maintain cleanliness of the walk-in refrigerators and food storage areas, while maintaining an inspection-ready environment at all times.
2+ year's successful supervisory experience in a related industry. Strong purchasing and administration skills. Ability to lead projects, prioritize work and resolve issues with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Must be computer literate, including Excel, Word and Outlook. Must be able to work flexible 10 hour shift, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Should be effective communicator and have solid analytical, problem solving, project management and organizational skills.
If qualified, send resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, and with "Assistant Purchasing Manager" in subject line to Frederick.Radie@greatperformances.com
Service Positions at Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Great Performances, NYC's premier catering, event and food service company is looking for a Concession Supervisor for one of our venues.
We are looking for a candidate with a high energy level and the ability to work well in a team environment.
We are looking for a person with a friendly personality to handle the busy pre-performance and intermission times at our concessions. Experience in cash handling and credit card machines is required. Knowledge of alcoholic beverages and prior bartending experience is required, as well as prior food/restaurant experience.
As the Concession Supervisor, you will be responsible for
*stocking and set up of all concessions according to standard operations
*daily and weekly inventory of all products.
*all cash banks and deposits
*execution of all internal catering events
Please send resume with Concession Supervisor in subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Performances, NYC's premier catering and hospitality company is currently seeking a highly skilled, NYC-experienced, professional Reservationist for Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, a nightclub with a full-service restaurant open seven days a week.
Part time shifts are available, Monday thru Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm with possible weekends shifts.
Prior customer service experience required. Reservationist experience in a performing arts/theater setting is highly desired. POS experience and knowledge of reservation reporting is a must.
Please send resume with Reservationist in subject line to: email@example.com
Great Performances, New York's premier catering, event, and food service company is currently seeking part time servers . We are committed to a mission in the arts while elevating hospitality to an art form in itself. We ask that our servers be interested in the same, with a personable and positive attitude.
We are currently seeking highly skilled, NYC-experienced servers for one of our cultural institutions located on the upper east side.
Our front of the house staff is responsible for providing excellent customer service to our patrons and guests. Prior food service and customer service experience required. NYC Food Handler's Certificate is a plus.
You must be able to provide documentation showing that you are legally eligible to work in the United States.
Please send resume with Server in subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Performances, New York City's premier catering, event, and food service company seeks a Sous Chef for our production kitchen. We are looking for an individual with a high energy level, professionalism and the ability to work well in a team environment.
The Sous Chef is directly responsible for the effective operation of the Great Performances production kitchen. He/She is responsible for directing the chefs and cooks to prepare the highest quality products according to the Great Performances standards. The Sous Chef is directly responsible for maintaining the highest standards of utilization in order to maintain food cost and labor costs to be in line with the annual budget. This position is responsible for ensuring that all events and remote locations receive the necessary and appropriate food required.
Essential Job Functions:
Scheduling and forecasting the needs of all culinary staff in the production kitchen according to business levels;
Training and development of all culinary staff in the production kitchen;
Effective mentoring and performance management of all culinary staff in the production kitchen;
Maintain the food cost at or below budget.
Oversee the production of all food items according to Great Performances standards and guidelines;
Review all menu items for accuracy, freshness and consistency;
Maintain a recipe system for all menu items;
Oversee and assist in the effective check off of events and deliveries to ensure that quality standards are met;
Troubleshoot any and all issues as they arise for the production kitchen;
Review the production needs for each event, prior to and during production, to ensure that accuracy, quality and portioning needs are met;
Work closely with the Purchasing department to ensure that there is effective utilization of product;
Effectively communicate the mission of Great Performances to all managers and employees;
Travel to events and remotes as needed according to business demands; and
Work a flexible schedule to accommodate seasonal business levels.
Close kitchen down in organized and timely manner
Manage Evening Shift and production levels to meet timelines
Organizes Walk In Boxes for Next Day Production
Manages Evening Porters in cleaning kitchen and breakdown
Performs other duties as assigned to ensure overall operational success
Successful completion of an accredited culinary training program and been awarded an Associates Degree or higher from an accredited culinary school or an apprenticeship program;
A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in Sous Chef position or higher in a quality high volume off premises catering/banquet establishment. Able to handle high volume production and ordering. Able to manage team of up to 15 people. Computer skills a must. Food Handlers Certificate is a strong Plus!
Please send resume with Sous Chef in subject line to: email@example.com
Great Performances, NYC's premier catering and hospitality company is currently seeking a highly skilled, NYC-experienced, professional Host for Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, a nightclub with a full-service restaurant open seven days a week.
Part time, flexible shifts are available, including nights and weekends.
Prior customer service experience required. Host experience in a performing arts/theater setting is highly desired. POS experience and knowledge of host reporting is a must.
Please send resume with Host in subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Performances, New Yorks premier event and catering company has an opening for an Event Director.
Overall responsibilities include the successful selling, planning and execution of off-premise catering events. Job functions include sales outreach, creation and administration of paperwork, creating event proposals, menus, equipment orders and staffing requirements. Coordinate site inspections, maintaining vendor relationships, coordinating event timelines and onsite representation at events to ensure successful outcome of the event. May supervise an Assistant Event Director.
We are seeking an individual with a minimum of 5 years sales experience in the hospitality/event industry, specifically in event planning and catering. Experience planning weddings is a strong plus.
Must have successful event sales track record, and strong client relationship management skills. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Additionally, this individual should have a sense of humor, keen eye for detail, determination and energy; must be savvy, stylish, passionate and enthusiastic. Prior managerial/supervisory experience is required. Excellent computer skills, strong presentation and public speaking skills is a plus.
If you have these qualifications, please send resume and cover letter with Event Director in the subject line to hrinfo@great performances.com.
Great Performances, New Yorks premier catering, event and food service company seeks a dynamic, hands-on individual with demonstrated hospitality, managerial and logistical experience to direct and manage a venue operation. Responsibilities include leading and developing employees, customer and client relations, managing labor and other costs, and improving inventory controls.
Candidate should be able to manage restaurant efficiently and profitable, while maintaining its reputation and ethos. This includes, but is not limited to, the selection, development, and performance management of employees, as well as overseeing events, groups and guest relations.
The ideal candidate must be able to successfully interact with FOH and BOH employees, senior management, customers and contract partners. You should be able to solve problems creatively and efficiently. Must be able to delegate effectively, while multi-tasking and managing competing priorities. We are seeking someone with previous management experience. Must have the ability to work approximately 50 hour work weeks with varying hours including weekends.
Ensuring successful nightly operations with hands on approach that include, but not limited to:
· Coordinating the entire operation of the restaurant and setting a motivational tone for the evening
· Managing/Assisting staff during nightly service and duties
· Providing constructive feedback and development
· Enforcing service standards as described in Company Hospitality Guides
· Meeting and greeting guests
· Resolving guests issues and concerns
· Generating accurate daily, weekly and monthly reports for the accounting department
· Coordinating weekly employee schedules, vacations and shift requests
· Assisting with special events, promotional activities and operational changes
· Coordinating menu proposals for all group sales and special events
· Assisting with rental orders and special event requests
· Conducting weekly and monthly inventory of liquor, beverages and supplies
3-5 years restaurant management experience
Flexible hours and days, including nights and weekends
Knowledge of computers and POS Systems
Self-disciplined: initiative; leadership ability
Professional and pleasant manner
Must be able to handle the pressures of simultaneously coordinating a wide range of activities and responsibilities
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
To apply email resume and cover letter with "Venue Manager" in subject line to email@example.com.