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Executive Sous Chef
Ridgewells is seeking to hire an Executive Chef to join our culinary production team. This candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day food production of our high volume operation. Candidate must maintain the highest quality food standard and ensure that food is prepared in an organized, efficient and timely manner. Responsibilities include: utilization of high sanitation standards and monitoring the overall cleanliness of the department; establishing food preparation deadlines through effective management of staff within the department and assisting in menu planning, preparation of budgets, management of payroll, food cost control and other records. Must have a proven record in managing high volume kitchen operation and working well in high-pressure situations. Ideal candidate should have the following qualities: leadership abilities, working as a team player, problem solving, prioritizing and delegating. A culinary degree and a minimum of 5 years culinary management experience are required.
How to Apply: Please put “Executive Sous Chef” in the subject field of email
Assistant Training and Recruiting Manager
Ridgewells Catering is seeking to hire an Assistant Training and Recruiting Manager for its staffing company Purple Tie by Ridgewells. Candidate will be responsible for recruiting and selecting applicants for all positions relating to the U.S. Open Championship as well as social events. Duties include recruitment; prescreening applicants; forecasting staffing needs based on event outlook; developing training schedules; and event management. This candidate must be able to carry out all roles and responsibilities of the Training and Recruiting Manager, in the case that he/she is absent. Requirements for this position include; at least one to three years of experience in recruiting, hiring and operations in the hospitality field; must be able to travel for lengthy periods of time to various locations throughout the year; strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to speak effectively before groups of staff; and strong interpersonal relations.
How to Apply: Please put “Assistant Training and Recruiting Manager” in the subject field of email
Accounts Payable Analyst
Ridgewells Catering is seeking to hire an Accounts Payable Analyst to work in our high volume Accounting Department. This candidate must be well organized and detail-oriented to handle all aspects of its payable function, including but not limited to: input and post vouchers/invoices into Great Plains Dynamic, maintains files of vouchers in an organized manner, reviews vendor statements, prepares the weekly check run, prepares daily electronic cash receipt deposit, and supports Account Receivables/Billing. Ability to reconcile G/L Accounts to sub ledgers. Ideal candidate must be self-motivated and possess good analytical and communication skills, with the ability to work independently. Minimum of 2 years experience is required. Experience with Microsoft Office applications preferred.
How to Apply: Please put “Accounts Payable Analyst ” in the subject field of email
Café & Club Assistant Manager
Ridgewells Catering is seeking a highly motivated and experienced manager to serve as Café & Club Assistant Manager at a high profile Performing Arts Center in Bethesda, MD. The position is part of a management team that oversees the operation of the café, kitchen, concessions, backstage artist hospitality and onsite catering. A successful candidate will have proven customer service experience in high volume environments, adaptability and flexibility to changes, and the ability to think outside the box. Responsibilities will include: Oversight of the daily operations of the club, café and concessions, accounting duties such as cash management, maintaining proper sanitation, cleaning and food safety standards. A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Hospitality Management is preferred, 2-4 years of experience in the hospitality or restaurant leadership, the ability to problem solve quickly and effectively, and strong communication and organizational skills. This position requires a flexible and alternative work schedule with nights and weekends as the primary shift.
How to Apply: Please put “Café & Club Assistant Manager” in the subject field of email
Purple Tie by Ridgewells is seeking to hire a Staffing Coordinator to assist with social and corporate event staffing. Candidate will work closely with the Senior Operations Manager providing administrative support to facilitate the efficient staffing of events. Duties will include communicating event details to staff – schedules, logistical details, uniform reminders, onsite time and any other pertinent information deemed necessary for the successful execution of the event. Additionally, candidate will be responsible for entering events into the company database system; act as liaison between Ridgewells’ Event Design team and event staff; answering the telephone and responding to voice messages; share the responsibility of after hour’s phone with the staffing coordinators, act as an onsite Event Manager checking in event staff and coordinate service during the event. Applicant must have excellent communications skills; a pleasant telephone manner; be customer service oriented and a pleasant and helpful personality. Candidate must have a high school diploma or general education degree, minimum of 3 years related experience. A degree from an accredited hospitality school is preferred but not required.
How to Apply: Please put “Staffing Coordinator” in the subject field of email
Ridgewells is seeking a Sales Associate to support an Event Designer. Responsibilities will include planning and coordinating events, managing assigned accounts, attending meetings and events, acting as liaison between the customer and various departments to ensure that orders are fulfilled and assisting the Event Designer in achieving monthly sales goals. The individual will also be responsible for entering event and sales information into event software, receiving and responding to phone-in customers, reconciling Event Analysis Reports, attending site-visits and tastings, and all administrative functions. Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, and Publisher. Applicant should have effective communication skills and a pleasant and helpful personality, the ability to work as part of a team, and be able to handle multiple projects, and remain organized while meeting deadlines. Preference for hospitality/food service experience.
How to Apply: Please put “Sales Associate” in the subject field of email
Ridgewells Catering is seeking a Pastry Cook to join our bakery team in Bethesda, MD. This candidate will be responsible for preparing and baking cakes, cookies, pies, breads, pastries and other desserts according to recipes. This candidate should have the ability to assist in decorating cakes and pastries. Should be able to prepare ice creams, confections, chocolates and plated desserts. Have the ability to assist in creating and testing new recipes. Should be able to safely use all baking equipment and utilize proper food handling techniques following the health and safety standards. This candidate should maintain a clean and organized work area. Have the ability to assist chefs and co-workers as needed in execution of preparation and production. Requirements for this position are a degree in Pastry Arts and or Baking, a minimum of 2 years of experience as a pastry and dessert cook, and a minimum of 1 year of experience as a baker, in a hotel, resort or a restaurant setting, good self-discipline with an ability to complete tasks independently. Strong artistic and decorative talents with great attention to detail. Candidate must complete a 1-2 day stage in order to be considered for this position.
How to Apply: Please put “Pastry Cook” in the subject field of email
Ridgewells the premier cater in the Washington, DC area is seeking a Prep Cook to join our food production team. Candidates must have experience with all cold food production including; salads, vinaigrettes, cold sauces, soups, charcuterie, hors d’oeuvres, fruits, etc. Must have the ability to read and execute recipes written in English, understands and practices proper time and temperature controls as defined under county, state and federal guidelines, and must have good knife skills. Candidate must have at least 3 years’ of catering/hotel experience with all cold food production. Must have the ability to work as a team member in a high volume environment and practice good communication skills. Servsafe certification is preferred. Candidate must complete a 1-2 day stage in order to be considered for this position.
How to Apply: Please put “Prep Cook” in the subject field of email
Ridgewells Catering is seeking an Event Designer to become a member of its’ Sales Team. Responsibilities will include planning and designing corporate and social events, presenting proposals and contracts that respond to the customer’s interest and budget and managing assigned and solicited accounts to achieve a monthly sales budget. Other duties include responding to client inquiries, providing customer service that is responsive, knowledgeable and courteous, entering sales and event information into event software, scheduling and attending site-visits, and acting as liaison between the customer and various departments to ensure that orders and event contracts are fulfilled. Must have experience in sales and catering. Applicant should have effective communications skills, a pleasant and helpful personality, and knowledge of food, equipment and event management.
How to Apply: Please put “Event Designer” in the subject field of email