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Catering Captains - Off-Premise & Venue (on-call)

Talented, Detail-Oriented People Encouraged to Apply!


For consideration, please submit a resume/ cover letter describing your background, experience, availability, and anything else requested in the job posting to our staffing team: recruiting@bitecatering.net

Please note that the post may contain elements we ask you to include in your application - we consider those heavily as a mark of your detail-orientation and design thinking.

Please, no phone calls, and principals only (no recruiters/ staffing agencies)!

Catering Captains - Off-Premise & Venue (on-call)

Who Should Apply

Experienced catering event captains for on-call event work

Bite Catering Couture is looking for thoughtful and detail-oriented catering captains experienced in leading teams at high end events.

We are looking for captains experienced in leading off-premise front of house teams to deliver a high standard and high level of service while being able to follow process. We're also opening a venue, so there may be something that feels more on-premise as well as it gets going.

Bite offers a boutique catering company with a very detailed approach to staffing and planning, which means that you get to run events off of a plan rather than the seat of your pants. While we know live events may not unfold exactly as planned, we do our best to remove the errors, mistakes, and "winging-it" that cause unnecessary stress at events done by other companies. The tradeoff is participating in said process - we have pretty extensive expectations around client check-ins and check-outs, pre-event setup, and post-event feedback.

If that kind of process sounds like your cup of tea, then we'd love to hear from you and see if you jive with our team!

Success in this role generally looks like:

  • Previous history leading front of house teams at high end events
  • Understanding of 5 star service
  • Great judgement under pressure (and the ability to smoothly redirect onsite contacts who may still struggle with that skill under pressure)
  • Ability to buy into an established process
  • Ability to both accept and provide constructive feedback

Why work at Bite

Because we allow you to contribute in a meaningful way to the biggest events in peoples' lives while being supported by a talented team.

Bite Catering Couture is a high-end, design-focused catering company that prides itself on offering thoughtfully designed and beautifully presented catering to the most discerning clientele. Whether it's a dazzling downtown corporate gala, a gorgeous Malibu baby shower, or a wedding highlighting the fusion of different cultures (and food!), you help us shape the memories for each client you touch.

The role

This is an on-call catering captain position. Depending on your interest and availability, most of our captains also opt into other available event roles at our company

Our approach to catering

Our tagline is “Designed Thoughtfully. Crafted Lovingly. Presented Beautifully.” Our events reflect this across a range of different service levels (delivery to high end full-service) and themes (we’re known for a number of our thematic menus like high tea, small bites, and holidays).

As mentioned, we're pretty detailed for the industry. So expect to get pretty detailed information about what type of event you'll be walking into and some specifics about what (and who) matter to make this event a success.


  • Must have a reliable method of transportation, valid license and clean driving record
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs repetitively
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge of food, drink, and service


Hourly captain event rates between $28-35/hour DOE + event bonus


Please apply by email. No phone calls or "drop-bys"

Email resume in body of email - no attachments please! Please include cover letter covering the following:

  1. Where have you captained for other catering companies? Which was the best run and why?
  2. Describe a challenging situation where you were in a captain/ lead role and needed to address client/ other vendor onsite demands for staff to help them do something unscheduled that would disrupt the event flow your team was contracted to perform. How did you address the situation and what was the result?
  3. Describe an event that you loved working. What made it special?
  4. What's your general availability for catering work?
  5. Do you have a car? Food handler's license?

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Estimated Pay: $28-$35/hr DOE + event bonus

Location: Los Angeles, CA (near Culver City/ Palms)

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