Requisition Number: 2022-05-09002-3068-001
Job Title: Catering & Conf. Asst.
City: Washington
State: DC
Shift: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Hours: 37.5

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Catering & Conf. Asst.

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Description/Job Summary

The Catering & Conference Assistant is responsible for assisting the Catering & Conference Coordinator and Senior Catering & Conference Coordinator in completing daily catering and food service functions in the D.C. office.


  • Organize and coordinate requests, effectively communicate with attorneys, staff, clients and vendors ensuring that the service runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Effectively serve as point of contact for food delivery and pick up of restaurant and catering orders
  • Oversee catering requests, ensure orders are delivered accurately, product quality and quantity meets standards and all requested items are received
  • Set-up and break-down food and beverage for all on-site meetings and events according to Firm standards
  • Monitor and maintain adequate stock levels in kitchens, break rooms and market vending area
  • Ensure food preparation safety standards follow sanitation and cleaning procedures based on Health Department guidelines; assist with food and beverage prep and set as needed
  • Oversee cleanliness of common areas (Café, Catering Room, pantries, conference rooms) and related equipment before and after use
  • Works directly with vendors to order food/services 
  • Schedule equipment service as necessary
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of proper food safety and sanitation practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer programs (EMS)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Can prioritize and multi-task work activities, with the ability to effectively meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others
  • Client-focused with the ability to provide customer service in a professional manner
  • Must be available to work all scheduled events onsite and off-site as needed

Required Experience

Either 1+ year of experience in catering or food service or 1+ year in a professional services environment

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
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