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BOH | Catering Kitchen Staff

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

Job Type

Part Time | Flexible


Catering Kitchen

About the Role

Carmelita Catering Co is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. As a Kitchen Staff 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!


Kitchen Staff are responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking, and delivery of food services for various events, including weddings, corporate functions, private parties, and other gatherings. This role is essential for ensuring that the kitchen operations run smoothly and efficiently, contributing to the overall success of the events.


  1. Food Preparation

    • Prepare ingredients by washing, chopping, slicing, and dicing vegetables, meats, and other components.

    • Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes and specifications.

    • Assist in the preparation of appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts.

  2. Cooking Assistance

    • Support chefs and cooks in various cooking tasks such as grilling, baking, frying, and boiling.

    • Monitor cooking times and temperatures to ensure food is cooked safely and correctly.

    • Assist in plating and garnishing dishes to ensure they meet presentation standards.

  3. Kitchen Maintenance and Cleanliness

    • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen workspace, including counters, utensils, and equipment.

    • Wash and sanitize dishes, pots, pans, and kitchen tools.

    • Dispose of waste and recycle materials appropriately.

  4. Inventory Management

    • Assist in receiving and storing food supplies and ingredients.

    • Monitor stock levels and report shortages to supervisors.

    • Ensure that all food items are properly labeled and stored to maintain freshness and comply with safety standards.

  5. Event Support

    • Assist in the setup and breakdown of kitchen and food service areas at event venues.

    • Help with the transportation of food and catering equipment to and from events.

    • Collaborate with front-of-house staff to ensure smooth and timely food service during events.

  6. Team Collaboration

    • Work closely with chefs, cooks, and other kitchen staff to ensure efficient kitchen operations.

    • Follow instructions and be flexible in handling various kitchen tasks.

    • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure a cohesive and productive work environment.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred; culinary training or coursework is an asset.

  • Experience: Previous experience in a kitchen or catering environment is beneficial but not mandatory.

  • Certifications: Food safety and handling certification preferred.

Key Skills

  • Physical Stamina: Ability to stand for extended periods and perform physically demanding tasks.

  • Attention to Detail: Ensure accuracy and precision in food preparation and presentation.

  • Teamwork: Strong ability to collaborate and work effectively with a team.

  • Time Management: Efficiently manage time to meet preparation and service deadlines.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to handle various tasks and adjust to changing needs during events.

  • Basic Culinary Skills: Understanding of basic cooking techniques and kitchen equipment.

Work Environment

Catering Company Kitchen Staff work in fast-paced and dynamic environments, including commercial kitchens and on-site at various event venues. Shifts may vary, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, based on event schedules.

This position provides a solid foundation for advancing to higher culinary roles, such as line cook, sous chef, or head chef, with experience and additional training.

Kitchen Staff play a vital role in the preparation and execution of catering services, ensuring high-quality food and efficient kitchen operations. This position offers valuable experience in the culinary industry and an opportunity to contribute to memorable dining experiences at various events.


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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