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Catering Assistant / Receptionist

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

This is a Contract position in Montréal, , QC posted August 28, 2017.

Catering Assistant / Receptionist
Reference #

CAR_-_08-21-17
Open Date

August 21, 2017
Close Date

September 1, 2017
Location

Ottawa
Purpose of Role

As part of our Catering team, the Catering Assistant will provide exceptional service to all conference
rooms and serveries, including setup and clean-up duties, as well as support for the kitchen. This
positon will also act as the primary back-up resource to our Receptionist.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Maintain prep area and equipment in the kitchen in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Maintain inventory supplies, ensuring the kitchen, conference rooms and coffee stations
    are well stocked.
  • Ensure exceptional client service for all events, including prompt delivery of food,
    beverage and catering needs, familiarity with boardroom technology and supporting the conference
    floor set up and take down.
  • Ensure tidiness and cleanliness of lounge, lunchroom and other kitchen areas.
  • Regular maintenance and sanitation of cupboards, countertops, coffee machines and other
    appliances.
  • Delivering exceptional service to our clients.
  • Provide regular and scheduled coverage for reception as well as back-up when required
    for absence coverage. This includes greeting clients, answering and directing telephone inquiries
    as well as booking boardrooms for internal stakeholders.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Catering Coordinator and Office Services
    Manager.

Key Competencies Required

  • A minimum of 2 years of client service experience within a food services,
    restaurant, and/or catering role
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in English and French
  • Food Handler’s Certification and/or Smart Serve Certification is an asset
  • Exhibits superior customer service skills
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer systems including Outlook, Excel and
    Word
  • Adaptable and flexible with proven ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates good judgment and initiative when working independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills within a team environment
  • The standard hours for this role are Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM to
    7:00 PM but the incumbent must be able to work flexible hours and alter their schedule to the needs
    of the business, including evening and weekends as required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment; with strong
    attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to regularly lift and push objects up to 30 lbs

Application

If you have an interest in this position or know of someone who may be suitable, please
forward a current resume to Devon Prelaz, Human Resources Manager, at by
Friday, September 1, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected
for an interview will be contacted.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles
of our respectful workplace policies, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position. At
BLG, valuing diversity and inclusion is key to a respectful workplace.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications
from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request
for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.