Centerplate
  • 19-Oct-2021 to 18-Dec-2021 (PST)
  • Orange County Convention Center
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full-Time Salary Year Round

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We are seeking an Executive Steward, at the Orange County Convention Center, located in Orlando, FL

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the primary public convention center for the Central Florida region. The center currently ranks as the second largest convention center in the United States. The OCCC offers 7,000,000 sq ft of total space, 2,100,000 sq ft of which is exhibit space. The large complex is located on the South end of International Drive, a major tourist area in Orlando, Florida. Solar panels on the roof of the South Concourse provide 1 MW of power. On April 18, 2012, the American Institute of Architects's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.


Principal Function

The Executive Steward is an integral member of the Culinary team. They are responsible for managing primarily non-food production areas of the kitchen, to include the dish room, storage areas and other utility areas.

The Executive Steward is responsible for cleanliness and sanitation within the kitchen, for maintenance of key equipment and for the inventory, storage and distribution of the facility's supply of banqueting items such as silver, china, glassware and linen.

The Executive Steward is responsible for leading the Stewarding Department staff and is responsible for monitoring and organizing the flow of activity within the kitchen in a way that complements and supports quality food preparation and service.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support overall food and beverage operations by participating as part of the Culinary Leadership Team; Manage the facility's Stewarding function and its staff members.
  • Ensure that standards for health, safety, cleanliness and sanitation are maintained throughout Stewarding areas.
  • Control inventory, storage and distribution of supplies. Ensure Stewarding and Kitchen equipment is properly maintained.
  • Ensure Stewarding and Kitchen equipment is properly maintained.
  • Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary team by example.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Appropriate combination of education and experience to support on-the-job effectiveness.
  • A minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience within a diverse food and beverage environment, to include management of a large staff and focus on exceptional client and customer service.
  • Previous venue catering/Stewarding experience and multi-site experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of food safety, sanitation, and general workplace safety standards with knowledge of Health Department requirements.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen; P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated success in interfacing with a variety of organizational functions and divisions to accomplish tasks.
  • Flexibility, ability to work extended or irregular hours to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Other requirements include but are not limited to:

Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.

Hours are often extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Centerplate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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