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Event Manager Part-Time On-Call

Posted July 12, 2020

Gourmet Caterers
Boston, MA
Gourmet Caterers - #1 voted full service caterer in the Boston area is hiring Event Managers!

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Gourmet Caterers, Inc.
Gourmet Caterers, New England’s largest privately owned and operated caterers, plans and executes events from 10 to 10,000 people. The company prides itself in offering gracious, honest and reliable service. Gourmet Caterers is a full-service caterer that also provides a wide array of other services, including style & design, bar, rental and event coordination.

Position Summary:
Gourmet Caterers is seeking an experienced Event Manager to manage special events at a variety of venues throughout the greater Boston area. Staging events in a wide range of size and scope, the Event Manager will oversee event set-up, management and breakdown while ensuring quality standards are met. Additional responsibilities include direct guest interaction to fulfill needs during an event, on the job training, managing servers and bar services. The Event Manager reports directly to the Director of Service.

The candidate must have 1-3 years’ experience in a high volume event environment with supervisory experience with a well-established off-premise caterer, event planning company and/or hotel operation. Extensive knowledge of event logistics and exceptional customer service skills coupled with extreme attention to detail are necessary as well as proven management skills, ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, exhibit a creative approach to problem solving and be a team player.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform event pre-planning activities to include communication with sales manager, site visits, tastings and service plans with deployment of staff and event timing

  • Work with sales managers to ensure the event is set-up and service is carried out according to the client and sales manager’s expectations, following the BEO.

  • Attend select catering meetings for detailing execution of large events.

  • Demonstrate clear and open communication with both FOH and BOH staff.

  • Conduct accurate opening and closing liquor, rental and equipment inventories.

  • Responsible for complete event execution which includes overseeing event set up, managing staff and working closely with our clients and sales managers to ensure successful, memorable events.

    This job requires the ability to perform the following:

  • Standing for extended period of time

  • Carrying or lifting items up to 50lbs

  • Bending, stooping and kneeling

    Conditions of Employment:
    Event Managers may be expected to travel a distance to event venues at various locations throughout New England. Gourmet Caterers adheres to a policy of employment-at-will which allows either party to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.


compensation: 25+/hour


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Gourmet Caterers

3867 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02131

(617) 522-2820

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Nobody knows their way around the kitchens of Boston like Gourmet Caterers. For more than 35 years, Gourmet has served the people of the greater Boston area from the city’s most elegant rooms to its most public spaces. 

Exclusive caterer to The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Artists For Humanity - Epicenter, The John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Gourmet is a local institution, renowned for its talented chefs and gracious staff, and for creating unforgettable events with a singular level of expertise. 

Whether it’s an intimate soiree for just a few of your closest friends, or a citywide convention for thousands, sophisticated elegance or a classic summer clambake beneath a starry Boston sky, the party starts now.