• Deli
  • 14
  • Hourly
  • Occasional

Zingerman's Catering & Events is now hiring event servers and bartenders!

Our busy catering season is upon us and we need folks to take the Zingerman's Experience to the people!   Would you like to be part of high end events in all different kinds of unique venues? Are you passionate about giving great service? Are you looking for a fun part-time job to supplement your income?

This is an occasional hourly position with a competitive wage.

Wage:  $14/hr to start. $16/hr after orientation.

Reports to:  The Service Manager

Our occasional Event Staff are responsible for meeting and exceeding the expectations of all guests. They assist in the serving, setting up, clearing and bussing, maintaining displays and cleaning up of all catering functions. This is a fast paced position that will involve constant customer interaction and requires the ability to carry large, heavy trays on a continuous basis throughout a shift.


Performance expectations - Essential Functions:

  • Serves food and beverages carrying large, heavy trays
  • Loads and unloads vehicles with equipment and food
  • Sets up and tears down events including tables, chairs, place settings, linens, buffets
  • Stocks and replenishes food stations/buffet tables
  • Busses tables and works to keep guest spaces clean and tidy
  • Sets up and maintains the scullery station
  • Keeps all workspaces clean, organized and sanitized
  • Creates and maintains banquet displays as needed, according to Zingerman's Look & Feel standards
  • Gives exceptional service to all customers at our events
  • Responds quickly to requests from guests, co-workers, supervisors and managers while being accurate, polite and enthusiastic
  • Maintains a professional image at all times through actions and appearance
  • Conducts all business in accordance with Zingerman's Guiding Principles and Bottom Lines
  • Is timely and accurate in completing all assigned responsibilities and training requirements
  • Constantly seeks education on all Zingerman's Catering products


The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Serving experience is preferred, but will train the right individual
  • Has a valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Has a flexible schedule with an ability to sometimes work shifts on short notice
  • Is able to follow directions in the moment, under time pressure, with a smile
  • Can work long shifts that require standing/walking/bending throughout shift
  • Can lift and carry to 50 lbs.
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and stay focused
  • Stays well organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Has reliable transportation


Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • Has a reputation for giving great service to guests and co-workers
  • Is passionate about great food and great service
  • Is self-motivated, but is also comfortable asking for help
  • Has strong interpersonal skills
  • Is good at problem solving
  • Works very effectively as part of a team
  • Works with a sense of urgency
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