Catering St. Louis is a family-owned event catering company that has been in business in the St. Louis area for more than 40 years. We host events at some of the most prestigious, well-known, and historic venues throughout St. Louis City and County. The company owns or has the exclusive contract for the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Visitor’s Center, World’s Fair Pavilion, and the Jewel Box in Forest Park, the Whittemore House at Washington University, Old Barn Inn and the Inns at St. Albans, City Cottage on Chouteau, LaVerona at the Marketplace, Oliva Cafe, and more.
- Immediate availability is preferred.
- Must be 18+, but no experience in the restaurant or catering industry is required.
- YOUR OWN VEHICLE (some locations aren’t accessible by public transportation)
- Consistent availability and you’re able to work AT LEAST 2 weekends a month (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday)
- A clean-cut, professional appearance
- Access to the internet and email for scheduling purposes
- A positive, helpful attitude
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and conscientiousness.
Servers: You aren’t responsible for taking orders or running food. You simply attend to our guests, making sure your tables have water and wine, placing entrees, and removing empty dishes.
Food runners: Run entrees and salads on trays out to servers, run trays of empty plates and glasses back to the kitchen, fill waters and finish table set up before guests arrive, etc.
Bartenders: Previous experience is required due to the added responsibility of dealing with alcohol. You will be responsible for manning the bar for the entirety of the event, and you may be asked to return to the shop after the event to unload the extra alcohol at our headquarters. Bartenders must take a test, which occurs every Wednesday at Oliva on the Hill at 3 pm at our weekly Wine Down Wednesday event. After passing the test, you’ll be ready to tend the bar at our events!
Prep Cook: No cooking involved! It’s more of a “Sous chef” position, where you’ll be required to plate, arrange and prepare already cooked foods or foods that require no cooking (like salads, etc)
Utility: Primarily dishwashing, but also helping clean up around the kitchen as needed. Please keep in mind that “back of house” positions (prep cook, utility) often overlap depending on the event, and there’s no way for us to separate the 2 positions. So if you prefer to work in the kitchen, please be aware that you will also have to do dishes occasionally.
Pay is $16/hr for all positions except bartenders, who make $18/hr. Tipping at our events is not allowed. Hours will vary from week to week – based on our event schedule and your availability.