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Events Assistant
Company Name:StarChefs.com
  
Position Description:Events Assistant

StarChefs.com is looking for an events assistant to support the Events team with the International Chefs Congress (ICC) and its quarterly event, Rising Stars Revue. We are looking for someone who cares about the details, who is eager to be part of a team and who has an interest in the culinary world. The Event Assistant position will play a key role, working with high-profile chefs, making their experience an easy and successful one.

StarChefs.com 2014 International Chefs Congress (ICC) will take place October 26 ? October 28 in New York City. Touted as one of the most exciting professional culinary events in the US, ICC is a three-day culinary symposium where more than 100 of the world's most influential and innovative chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers present the latest techniques and culinary concepts to their peers.

Description:

We are looking for a dedicated, self-motivated, ambitious person with a great eye for detail, a keen sense of organization and great interpersonal skills.

The Event Assistant will help coordinate the preparation of all chef presenter demonstrations and will oversee their execution on-site. In addition to working with the chef presenter, this position will work with the Marketing liaison, the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE) representative and the Events team at StarChefs. This position reports to the Events Manager.

Responsibilities include:

ICC

-Prepare and organize formal letters for all presenters
-Track all communication with presenters
-Work with the Features Editor and Events Manager to ensure all information for presenters has been received including headshot and bios
-Record and track notes from all department meetings that include
-Communicate with presenters prior to the event to asses ingredient and equipment needs
-Assist the Events Manager and Marketing department to ensure sponsored product placement in all demonstrations
-Coordinate with the Executive Chef of ICC to set up schedule including staffing and equipment timing
-Assist presenters with local, host kitchens (if needed)
-Coordinate travel arrangements for out-of-state presenters
-Shop for last minute equipment and ingredients the week before ICC
-Produce packets for all presenters with event information prior to ICC
-At the event, be a point person and runner for presenters? logistical needs

Rising Stars

-Assist Events Manager to secure ingredients for Rising Star winners
-Coordinate delivery of marketing collateral
-Assist with social media efforts to drive ticket sales

Qualifications:

Prior culinary event experience
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Strong communication skills
Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and e-mail)
Interest in the culinary industry
Ability to work as part of a team
Culinary degree is preferred
  
Company Profile:StarChefs.com, the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995.

StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry.

StarChefs.com features more than 30,000 published pages of original, chef-focused culinary content and generates traffic of over 30 million hits a month and was nominated for Best Web Site for Food and Nutrition by the James Beard Foundation.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Other
Start Date: Match Any
Job Category: Other
Job Type: Seasonal
Compensation: Match Any
Experience: 2 years
Education: Bachelors Degree
Job Location(s): New York
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