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F + B Program Support (Catering Lead)



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join TED as a Food & Beverage Lead and be the catalyst for exceptional event experiences at our thought-provoking events


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£30 - £40

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New York, NY, USA

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In-person- New York United States

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Expires at anytime

At TED, we're passionate about ideas worth spreading. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation is a beacon of inspiration, engaging with diverse cultures and intellects to foster community and create impact. It's a place where curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge are celebrated, and where you'll help shape a future that's eagerly pursued by all.

Role Summary:

  • Provide temporary support for 4 - 6 TED events annually in the TED World Theater, New York.
  • Lead the creation of an outstanding catering experience for events.
  • Manage all aspects of catering operations, including vendor relationships and compliance with Food Safety standards.
  • Be ready for hands-on involvement with tasks ranging from clean-up operations to dishwashing and event setup.

Role Requirements:

  • Experience in catering, preferably in production/film-style food services.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Food Safety guidelines and staff training.
  • Ability to handle hands-on tasks and adapt to the dynamic nature of events.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Capable of managing events for 25-130 attendees in a reception-style format.


  • Competitive hourly wage ranging from $30 - $40, with negotiation possible based on experience.

Application Details:

  • All personal information will be managed with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with EEO guidelines.

Our Mission : Spread ideas, foster community and create impact TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our aim is to help create a future worth pursuing for all.

The role: TED hosts 4 - 6 events throughout the year, out of their New York office. Each event varies in duration from 2 - 5 days mostly occurring on weekdays, with very occasional occurrences on weekends. We are looking to add to our roster of temporary support for these events. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Food & Beverage Lead for events in the TED World Theater. This role is focused on creating an exceptional catering experience. The ideal candidate will be adept at managing catering operations, fostering strong vendor relationships, and ensuring compliance with Food Safety guidelines. Be prepared for an all-hands-on-deck role, involving tasks such as cleaning up, washing dishes, loading, and unloading the dishwasher.

Job requirements: Proven experience in catering, with a strong understanding of production/film-style food services. Exceptional organizational skills. Knowledge of Food Safety guidelines and the ability to train staff accordingly. Solution-oriented mindset with the ability to adapt to changing event dynamics. Comfortable with hands-on tasks, including dishwashing and event setup. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Experience handling events ranging from 25-130 attendees in a reception-style format.

Benefits: The hourly range for this role is between $30 - $40 / hour with some room for negotiation as a Program Lead.

Application details: All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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