• Catering Server | Part-Time | Iowa Events Center

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra FH - Iowa Events Center & Wells Fargo Arena
    Catering/Banquet/Event Sales
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Catering Server is responsible for serving guests in the venue dining areas at catered functions.  The Catering Server must be personable, professional and able to work in an ever changing fast-paced environment.  The employee must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work events as scheduled per business need.


    This position is based at our Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center features a variety of flexible spaces to host events of all types and sizes. The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues under one roof: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The complex is flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. It is well-suited for conventions, meetings, tradeshows, sporting, social and entertainment events from 10,000–17,100 people. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.iowaeventscenter.com/


    • Must demonstrate ability to meet the company standard for excellent in the areas of guest service, interaction with co-workers and uniform standards.
    • Must demonstrate ability to read and comprehend Banquet Event Orders when servicing a guest event for the purpose of setting up guest events with proper linen, dishware, glassware, flatware; executing service on the contracted event menu & event timeline.
    • Responsible for serving meals to guests or replenishing food for buffet service.
    • Serve beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages. Must check guest’s ID in accordance with state/federal regulations to verify minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
    • Listening and responding to any customer requests or concerns.
    • Responsible for refilling salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiments and napkins, as needed.
    • Responsible for replacing tableware and linens as needed during event or for room turnover.
    • Responsible for maintaining a clear and organized work space.
    • Maintains sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.


    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • One or more years’ experience as a server in a fine dining, large scale dining facility or similar field preferred.
    • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task
    • Ability to prioritize and execute on a list of written tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to be self-directed while working in a team-oriented environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and long hours.

    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/


    Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply


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