Catering Lead

SMG - Tulsa, OK3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $21,000 - $28,000 a year
Position Summary

To assist in the serving details for banquets, receptions, and other social functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Supervises catering staff, ensuring that catering servers are ready to serve meals when prepared.
Assists in initial and on-going training of catering staff.
Actively participates in room set up and service.
Relieves catering captain and operates the service when required.
Maintain a cooperative, team-like attitude in working with supervisors and fellow employees (including other departments).
Enforce all sanitation procedures including safety guidelines and OSHA requirements.
Supervise organization of equipment for an event as well as cleaning, maintaining, and looking after equipment during and after functions.
Make sure all storerooms are clean, organized and secured.
Follow all designated opening and closing procedures to ensure areas are secure and energy efficient.
Follows all rules and regulations which apply to the food and beverage operations and to SMG Food and Beverage Division.
Supervise and assist in the proper handling and cleaning of all equipment, china, glass and silver.
Other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise catering staff when required.
Assist in training of catering staff
Relieve Catering Captain when required.
Supervise the proper handling and cleaning of equipment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or GED certificate
Must be of legal age limit with respect to serving alcoholic beverages
One to two years formal experience as a catering server for a conference center banquet facility, arena, full service hotel or restaurant operation preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Food handler certificate required from Health Department.
Liquor License required through the Oklahoma ABLE Commission.
Skills and Abilities

Demonstrate exceptional skills in customer relations, communications, and problem solving
Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form
Work independently, exercising good judgment and initiative
Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, exhibitors, patrons, and others while working
Ability to work flexible hours including daytime, evening, weekends, and holidays
Physical ability to perform tasks that may require prolonged standing, stooping, and walking. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Ability to work inside or outside environments

Computer Skills

Operate a personal computer using Windows, Office and other standard office equipment.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed for events.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
This position requires stooping, lifting and substantial walking. Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.

NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Recruiter: Allen Curd

SMG Tulsa

200 S. Denver Ave

Tulsa OK 74103

All applicants must apply online to be considered. Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application may contact the Human Resources Administrative Assistant at (918) 894-4353.

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.