Oak View Group

Banquet Steward|Part-time|McCormick Place Convention Center

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Location Name
McCormick Place Convention Center
Customer Service/Support
Regular Part-Time


This position is responsible for the overall execution of the Banquet Event Order’s (BEO’S) and transportation of requested items to function location.  Position responsibilities further include assisting the culinary staff with plating food and the retrieval of all equipment at end of function.


This Role will pay an hourly wage of $23.47.


For PT roles: Benefits: 401(k) savings plan and 401(k) matching.


job expires 8/1/2024


  • Pick and pull food orders according to Banquet Event Orders and deliver to function site
  • Distribute food to servers for large banquet functions or as needed
  • Assist with box lunch assembly
  • Assist in storing or discarding any leftover, covered food items from food distribution areas after function has ended.
  • Discard outdated food items from food and beverage coolers
  • Responsible for brewing of all coffee, bulk teas (including iced tea) hot chocolate and lemonade for banquet functions and delivery of said items for all functions.
  • Clean and sanitize all coffee brewers and brewing areas
  • Clean and sanitize all pantry and service areas including coffee stations and beverage equipment when needed
  • Clean all food and beverage docks, empty trash and monitor compactor usage daily
  • Organize all food and beverage equipment in equipment holding areas
  • Pick and pull equipment for banquet functions and transport to function site
  • Retrieve and move all equipment (clean and dirty) at the end of banquet functions and transport to proper designated areas.
  • Gather equipment for food distribution (queen Mary’s, speed racks, hot boxes, caves, etc.)
  • Cleaning of any equipment item that is needed for a function at time of executing an equipment pull.
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • For Plated Functions Banquet Steward shall: Execute requisitions, keep extra oval trays on breakdown stations, tray up ten (10) salads from sheet pans to oval trays (pre-set salads would be given to servers on rolling racks to take into the room and place), tray called items-10 or less.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Educational Requirement:

  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED
  • Must have sufficient math ability to accurately add, subtract, divide, multiply and perform other basic business math calculations and pass basic math skills test.
  • Must speak, be able to read and understand English well enough to converse with customers, supervisor’s and employees.
  • Understand written and oral direction and communicate effectively with others.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess good organizational skills
  • Must have ability to follow directions and effectively perform the work
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; sense of urgency
  • Must have a pleasant personality and adhere to Uniform Standards policy
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work various shifts and hours to include holidays and weekends
  • Ability to take tasks that are not clearly defined and appropriately define problem, propose and implement solutions

Computer Skills                                            

This position does not require computer skills.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

No certifications are required.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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, one must have the physical ability to maneuver around McCormick Place at times. The employee may be regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.


NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.


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