Event Lead at Hamby Catering

Hamby Catering

925 St. Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
Title: Event Lead
Work Type: On-Call
Hours: Part-Time
Pay Type: Hourly
Wages: Dependent upon experience

Job Description

The Event Lead position is subordinate to the Assistant Director of Offsite Operations, and senior to offsite event staff. Job responsibilities include oversight of event staff, food presentation, and set-up and break down of equipment, as well as ensuring event outcome meets or exceed client expectations. Specific responsibilities are subject to change.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining quality control of service and food during events by practicing Hamby standards and always representing the company in the best way.
  • Directing and leading event staff while ensuring proper service, appearance, and conduct.
  • Delegating tasks to event staff before, during, and after service.
  • Ensuring all events proceed as planned by the Event Producer and/or client, following floor layouts, adhering to timelines, and ensuring food stations and dinner tables are set up properly.
  • Address and resolve client questions and complaints.
  • Responsible for all rented items and/or items belonging to the client.
  • Working with event producers and event staff to create service plans for events.
  • Ensuring staff sign in and out at the proper time.
  • Communication of event outcome by filling out lead log and/or prep list for each event.
  • Knowledge of different service styles, including: Buffet, Seated, Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Butler and Family Style service.
  • Oversee training and cross-training of all offsite service and culinary staff.
  • Participating in site visits when necessary.
  • Conducting and/or participating in meetings as necessary.
  • Enforcing standards of service and professional behavior. 

Job Requirements

Previous food and beverage or hospitality experience required. Previous managerial experience preferred. Candidate must be able to work mornings, nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.