Sous Chef (Former Employee), East Rutherford, NJ – April 8, 2013
Pros: no weekends, sometines
Cons: staying late
Easy work if you love what you do. the ability to learn from others is key easy going, very helpful always ajoy of different cultures always putting away deliveries and getting cooperation of others the complements that the guest give on overall dining experience
Sous Chef (Former Employee), East Rutherford, NJ – April 6, 2013
Pros: great hours, no weekends
Cons: no breaks
good company, The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently – more... exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
All employees are responsible for maintaining a hazard free environment for themselves and our customers. All employees are required to wear personal protective equipment (goggles or eyewear, gloves and aprons) when handling chemicals or other hazardous substance or when assisting in first aid.
Employees may be required to use certain mechanical, electric, sharp, heat producing, and other potentially dangerous equipment while performing job responsibilities. Employees will be instructed in the proper use, function and maintenance of all kitchen related equipment. See your supervisor for specific training procedures. – less
Bartender (Current Employee), New York, NY – January 15, 2013
Pros: i like free lunch but i don't have it
Cons: it is a realy short break
Just good but not anogth my day is always hard I learn to Work under pression. not too good not too bad. They're all appreciated to work with me. When you get something to do at the same time the call you to leave what you are doing and to return back after. as I said is allways on stress time until you done.
Hard working job but it all pays off when you see your check
Butler (Current Employee), New York, Ny – November 12, 2012
i love the job alot of hard work and team work but i love it . You are responsible ofor helping the events run according to the schedule. there is sum lifting and lots of walking and standing for several hours at a time. first job i ever worked that feeds you after working. the staff can bossy but wat do u expect.
Challenging, events range from small gatherings to large galas. Very entertaining.
Special Events Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – November 10, 2012
Pros: free lunches, good pay, flexible schedule
Cons: short breaks, minimal health care coverage
My day typically begins with a high profile meeting involving Senior management. Requiring discretion, punctuality, and heavy attention to details. It is imperative that I maintain discretion of the meeting details, while keeping staff informed. Preserving confidentiality, heavy communication, and time management play a crucial role the success of the – more... event. It is my duty to ensure that all arrangements are adhered to, all parties involved are aware of their tasks and that they follow instructions. It is important that I give clear and concise instructions in order to avoid conflicts. In an effort to achieve maximum client satisfaction I must allocate my resources, and staff properly in order to achieve a smooth, successful event. I am also required to evaluate staff performance, and evaluate event outcome. This position taught me that there are many elements to being a successful manager. Proper event preparation, time management, conflict resolution,knowledge of the business structure, and good communication skills. Senior management is always available should you require assistance. Coworkers can be very helpful when knowledgeable. The hardest part of the job is the seasonal peak times. It can extremely busy and vice versa. The most enjoyable is the flexibilty. You create your schedule. – less
Customer Service (Current Employee), Kennett Square, PA – September 26, 2012
Pros: free meals, not stressful, friendly place
Cons: short break, long days
Although, the hours tend to be long working was never a dull. Everyday was something different and someone new to work with. This is a great job to start out with, it is filled with young adults around the same age all going to school. Which made it easy to get along. The job is full or organized events that take place all through out the year. Between – more... big parties and small everything is planned out. A typical day would be coming in two hours before a small party or three to four hours before a large party. Making sure everything is polished and ready to be set. Then when it is time the room would get set and the guess would arrive. Normally the first hour would be passing drinks and then the guess would sit to eat. After serving a three course meal the guess would stay awhile than leave. The parties would last for about four hours. After it ends, we would clean up and go home. Coworkers were always easy to get along with and it was like having a family at work. The mangers were respectful to their employees. The hardest part of the job would be when I would get done really late and have to be back really early. What I have learned most is that hospitality is a demanding job and not the easiest. – less
CHEF (Former Employee), Manhattan, NY – August 5, 2012
Pros: example: free lunches, etc.
Cons: example: short breaks, healthcare, etc.
Work in cafeteria and private fine dining room. Supervising kitchen staff of 15 line cooks, including hiring, training, evaluating and firing, make daily specials, food orders. Oversaw all banquets operation and large private party, buffet and cocktail party. Union of Restaurant Associates I worked - MORGAN STANLEY - NOMURA - NBA - NEW YORK TIMES - – more... ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY - CNN - MERRIL LYNCH - GOOGLE – less
Great Management Position. Able to learn many aspects of the foodservice industry
Director of Catering (Current Employee), Boston, MA – July 29, 2012
At Restaurant Associates, management works as a team which has allowed me to learn about not only catering, but also catering and cafe management. A typical day at work would include seeing events go from the planning stage till breakdown. We would also take part in campus/office catering. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing there was something – more... different to do every day. The hardest part of the job is not having adequate space to get the job done. – less
Special Events' Butler (Former Employee), Washington, DC – July 17, 2012
Coming To Work You Would Sign In With The Security Of The Building The Event Was Catered In.Things Went Smoothly & Orderly.I Learned People Skills And Discipline.The Mangement & Co-Workers Where Friendly & Very Helpful To New Comers. The Most Enjoyable Part Of My Job Was Just Coming To Work In A Very Non Hostile Enviroment Which Made The Job Very Fun.
Hourly Supervisor/Head Cashier (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 17, 2012
My day was very busy and productive. I worked well with the staff. I learned how to work with the public and worked well on the billing system. I always worked directly with the directors at every site I worked at. The hardest part of the day is when we had to close the books at the end of the month. I enjoyed making sure the books were correct with – more... the Accounting Department. I looked forward with working with the staff I supervised. – less
A company that promotes job growth and personal development
Assistant Director of Food and Conference Services (Current Employee), New York, NY – June 19, 2012
Restaurant Associates is a company that has given the opportunity to enhance my job skills and grow as a manager and executive. I have learned how to build and lead a strong team, communicate well with employees and clients. A typical day would include organizing and executing corporate dining services for a financial institution. Also building buisness – more... through client meetings and marketing. The hardest part of the job is the daily commute in to NYC and the long hours. The most enjoyable part of my job is the interaction with my staff as well as the kitchen. Also the creative aspect of designing menus and special events. – less
Pantry Attendant/Porter (Current Employee), New York, NY – June 2, 2012
Pros: free lunch, discounts in stores and on phone bill.
Cons: to much non-work related issues
Tiring work not enough pay for the issues and work being done. I've learned to run food to serving stations in a clean safe matter. The hardest part of the job was doing mass delivery's through out the building.