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BOH | Banquet Chef

Carmelita Catering Co., West Sunset Avenue, Springdale, AR, USA

Job Type

Part Time | Flexible


Catering Kitchen | Event Venues | Various

About the Role

Carmelita Catering Co is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. As a Banquet Chef you will have the exciting opportunity to work at a diverse range of events, including weddings, corporate events, and social gatherings.

If you're looking for a dynamic and enjoyable work environment where you can also earn some extra bucks, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Join our team at Carmelita Catering Co and be a part of creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. Apply now!


The Banquet Chef is responsible for planning, preparing, and executing high-quality meals for events such as weddings, conferences, parties, corporate functions, and other large gatherings. This role involves overseeing the kitchen operations, managing kitchen staff, and ensuring that food is prepared to the highest standards of quality and presentation.

  1. Menu Planning and Development

    • Create and customize menus based on client preferences and event requirements.

    • Incorporate seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible.

    • Ensure menus are diverse, appealing, and cater to various dietary restrictions and preferences.

  2. Food Preparation and Cooking

    • Prepare and cook meals to perfection, maintaining consistency in taste and presentation.

    • Supervise the preparation of all dishes, ensuring quality and efficiency.

    • Manage portion control and food presentation to maintain high standards.

  3. Kitchen Management

    • Oversee all kitchen operations during events, ensuring smooth and efficient service.

    • Manage kitchen staff, including training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.

    • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen, adhering to all health and safety regulations.

  4. Inventory and Cost Control

    • Monitor food inventory and order supplies as needed to meet event demands.

    • Control food costs by minimizing waste and optimizing the use of ingredients.

    • Keep accurate records of food purchases, inventory, and expenditures.

  5. Client Interaction

    • Work closely with clients to understand their needs and preferences.

    • Offer professional recommendations and adjustments to menus based on client feedback.

    • Ensure client satisfaction by delivering exceptional food and service.

  6. Event Coordination

    • Collaborate with event coordinators to ensure seamless integration of food service into the event schedule.

    • Coordinate with front-of-house staff to ensure timely and efficient food service.

    • Adapt to any last-minute changes or challenges during events.

  • Education: Culinary degree or equivalent professional training required.

  • Experience: Extensive experience as a chef, with a focus on catering and banquet services.

  • Certifications: Food safety and handling certification required.

Key Skills
  • Culinary Expertise: Proficient in a wide range of cooking techniques and cuisines.

  • Leadership: Strong leadership and team management skills.

  • Organization: Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and events simultaneously.

  • Creativity: Ability to create innovative and appealing menus.

  • Communication: Effective communication skills for client interactions and team coordination.

  • Problem-Solving: Quick thinking and problem-solving abilities to handle unexpected challenges.

Work Environment

The Banquet Chef works in dynamic and often high-pressure environments, such as event venues, and outdoor locations. Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays is required, depending on event schedules.

This position offers opportunities for advancement to executive chef roles, catering management positions, or other senior roles within the culinary and hospitality industry.

Banquet Chef plays a pivotal role in delivering exceptional dining experiences at events. This position requires culinary expertise, leadership, and a commitment to quality. It's an opportunity to showcase creativity and contribute to memorable occasions.


Why join Carmelita Catering Co.? 

We are a team dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the culinary experience. Our culture is rooted in delivering outstanding customer service and creating memorable experiences for clients and guests. At Carmelita, we pride ourselves on offering great, simple foods that delight the palate and bring people together. We believe in fostering a positive and inclusive work environment where every team member is valued and encouraged to contribute their unique talents. By becoming part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to grow professionally while being part of a company that genuinely cares about its people and the satisfaction of those we serve.

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