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Part-time Catering Event Producer [South Bay]

Off the Grid

Part-time Catering Event Producer [South Bay]

San Jose, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Position Summary: Off the Grid’s Onsite Catering Event Producer (OCEP) is a part-time position, which drives the on-site execution and event logistics of our mobile food catering events. This position partners closely with a team of Catering Event Producers, ensuring a smooth transition for clients moving from the planning, production, and post-production phase, and reports into the Assistant Catering Production Manager.

    The ideal candidate is logistically minded and detailed oriented. With a charismatic approach, you emphasize and lead with hospitality in your communication, enabling you to build trusting client relationships and provide exceptional service. You handle pressure with efficiency and grace, are able to change gears quickly and resolve unexpected issues/circumstances, and view challenges as an opportunity to improve and exceed client expectations.

    OCEP’s hours are dependent on the season but can range from 8-30 hours/week. A flexible schedule (including nights and weekends) is required to support the on-site execution of our Bay Area catering events.

    Key Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

    Pre-ProductionParticipate in Pre-Production Handoff Meetings with Catering Event Producer to discuss event details including, but not limited to client and venue contacts, permitting and inspections, event layout and timelines, rentals, service staff, and potential overages.

    Onsite Execution

    *Attend and supervise events including, but not limited to:

    • Vendor management and parking
    • Rental management
    • Setup and breakdown
    • Onsite service staff
    • Interior buffets and passed service
    • Communication with client, venue managers, and inspectors


    This position may be required to participate in post-event debriefs with Catering Event Producer, Catering Production Manager, and/or Catering Sales Manager.Job

    Requirements/Qualifications :

    *Years of Related Professional Experience : 4+ years of full-time event planning and/or catering experience

    *Management Experience: *At least 1 year of experience supervising support or service staff is required

    *Educational/Position Requirements: *Bachelor's Degree is a plus

    *Travel (%): 20%


    • Must have a reliable source of transportation to and from home, office, and events.
    • Experience in Onsite Event Production and problem resolution

    *Availability Requirements: *This is an hourly, part-time position that requires a Monday through Friday schedule with nights and weekends as necessary to support catering events. Hours vary per season; up to 20 hours in the Spring and up to 30 hours in the Fall.

    *Physical Demands: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required include visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned, close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal. In addition, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Off the Grid Diversity Statement: Off the Grid is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values differences among our associates, customers, vendors, and the communities in which we live and conduct business. Our continued success and growth is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout the company and our communities. Off the Grid is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

    We hope you will consider joining our team!

    Job Types: Part-time


    • 10 hour shift
    • 12 hour shift
    • 8 hour shift
    • Holidays
    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekend availability

    Work Location:

    • Multiple locations

    Work Remotely:

    • No