Office Assistant/Event Planner

Nelson's Catering, Inc. Springfield , IL $18.00 to $20.00 per hour

We are growing once again.  Seeking a qualified full time Office Assistant to join our team! 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Reception and Multi Line Phone Experience
  • Reliable, motivated, demonstrated team player, organized, and detail oriented
  • Has excellent professional written and verbal communication skills-you will be asked to demonstrate these skills in the screening process
  • Builds relationships and exceeds customer expectations
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude, and demonstrated warm-helpful outgoing personality
  • Hospitality industry experience-event planning experience preferred
  • Social Media/Photography and Graphic Design skills are a bonus
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite, google drive/gmail, postage meter, copier, and applying payments, and deposits
  • Valid Drivers License and Serve Safe Certificate

Daily Expectations

  • In office - full time 9am-5pm M-F (occasional evening and weekend @ events/tastings) 
  • Daily prompt customer communication via email and phone, first point of contact for our customers 
  • Create delivery drop off orders for client's-communicate all details to operations and catering team
  • Timely follow-up to customer requests, changes, and comments with professional verbal/written communication
  • Assist with office management-answer phones, maintain office supplies, update computer hardware, email invoices, and apply payments
  • Drive a full size Nelson's Catering van to make corporate deliveries in Springfield, IL

Why Work at Nelson’s Catering?

Work for the best,  we are a small family/employee owned full-service AWARD winning catering company. We have 28 years of experience and a great reputation!  Our work environment is relaxed, very social, and busy! 

You must enjoy hospitality and be ready to provide top notch service. 

We offer the following salary structure and benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage - based on your experience
  • End of Year Bonus Plan
  • Seven paid holidays
  • One week paid vacation following six months full time employment
  • SIMPLE IRA (employer match after 24 mos employment)
  • Access to employer sponsored small business health insurance plan (after 90 days employment)
  • Generous employee discount program and daily lunch prepared by our awesome kitchen team 

To apply for this position:  please submit a resume and cover letter to or apply on our website at

Nelson's Catering, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
By clicking the button, I agree to the GetHired Terms of Service member? Login to Apply
Nelson's Catering, Inc. endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Margo Maynerich/Catering Services Manager/Catering at 217-787-9443 or