Catering Operations Assistant

Company Overview

Bi-Rite Market

Bi-Rite Market Website
Create Community Through Food With Us!
The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses includes two Markets (on 18th Street and Divisadero), the Creamery, our Catering and Commissary Kitchen, as well as the Bi-Rite Farm in Sonoma. We believe that food does more than nourish, it brings people together. As a Certified B Corporation, we believe it’s our responsibility to build meaningful relationships with each part of our extended family: the food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers, and the environment. Named one of Forbes 25 Best Companies in America, our team is comprised of entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers, artists, activists, and, of course, food lovers! If you’re a people person with a passion for heartfelt service, we invite you to Create Community Through Food with us!

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Food and Beverage
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  • Position is Entry-level
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Job Duties

The Opportunity:
The Catering Operations Assistant works with the Catering Operations Supervisor to ensure all catering platter orders are fulfilled with the highest standard of service and accuracy. Together with the Catering Sales, Kitchen, and Catering Delivery teams, they work to make each event a success. The Catering Operations Assistants’ primary responsibility is to ensure all catering platter orders are accurate and on-time for our couriers throughout the day. They prepare catering equipment pack-outs for full-service events, including rebuilding kits, making sure all catering equipment is washed and sanitized, properly loading all equipment onto vans, and keep all catering equipment in our warehouse inventoried, organized and tidy. They also manage ordering and upkeep of catering supplies, brewing coffee for events, staging beverages for every order, and occasionally delivering catering orders to our guests. This is a fast-paced, physical role that requires a lot of attention to detail. The Catering Operations Assistant works directly with the Catering Operations Supervisor and the Catering Manager to achieve department goals. With the Director of Catering Services, they create a cohesive Bi-Rite leadership team that supports the Bi-Rite Mission, Service Mission, Training Mission, Product Mission, 2024 Vision and Core Values of Love, Passion, and Integrity.

Job Requirements

Your Expertise:
Communicates Effectively – Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups or among diverse positions levels.
Action Oriented - Takes on new tasks /assignments with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
Optimizes Work Processes – Knows or is the most effective and efficient processes to get work done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Pro-active and Anticipates Operational Needs - always working several days ahead and works to create a smooth running process for a high-volume catering business.
Accepts Constructive Criticism and distills feedback into actionable improvements or edits to designs
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Team player who maintains a positive, friendly, and productive relationship with all levels of the business.
Physical Ability to stand during 90% of shift and lift over 20-50 pounds throughout the day. Safe and proper lifting skills are imperative.
Availability - Able to work weekends, weekdays, nights, mornings and holidays.
Valid Driver's License and Safe Driving Record – must maintain a safe driving record, free of violations. Ability to drive and deliver catering orders to our guests.
ServSafe Certification, California Food Handler Card required

Skills/Experience Preferred


$15.00+ starting wage. DOE


100% Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans (after 60 days.) A healthy meal provided with your scheduled shift. On-site flu vaccine clinics. Friendly, energizing, fun, and results-driven work culture. Professional development and volunteer opportunities. Field trips to our farmers, vendors, and suppliers. Classes at 18 Reasons. Opportunities to develop and share your passion for food. Paid Time Off Holiday. Pay Premium Pay for working on selected holidays. Employee Assistance Program. 25% Employee Discount across businesses (20% on alcohol.) 401(k) Plan with an up to 4% matching contribution. 401(k) Profit Sharing contributions. Bonus Program. Commuter Benefits


Shifts start as early as 6 a.m. Later shifts end at about 7:00 pm, depending on how busy the catering season is.

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


Other Application Requirements