Creative Catering Event Chefs


Hello and thank you for your interest in The JDK Group!  We are super excited to post this job opportunity as we love welcoming new members to our family!  First though, here is a little about who we are:

The JDK Group Catering & Events is Central PA’s premier custom catering and event-planning company where clients, and their special life moments, come first. Since 1987, we’ve continued to set the standards for events and hospitality for the areas surrounding Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York. With over 25 years of event management experience and the ability to plan a celebration for 15 to 15,000 people, our talented and passionate team offers exceptional guest service, award winning food, and innovative event design.  At JDK, we pride ourselves on being a passionate, cohesive family.  We provide an environment for growth and have promoted 75% of our current team in-house. It’s why our customers expect nothing less than an amazing event from us. We set a very high standard for ourselves, and constantly innovate by embracing, not fearing, change.

So what is it that we are looking for?  We are looking to expand our culinary event execution team.  This means delivering high-end, creatively plated and incredibly flavored food for our clients and their guests.  As an Event Chef you will work both behind the scenes at the events preparing the food as well as showcase your culinary talents at action stations, depending on the event.  We strive to deliver the highest quality, scratch made food using seasonal items.  Our Event Chefs not only work the events, but also work at our commissary prepping the food that will be transported and finished onsite.  This allows our team members to handle the products, learn new cooking skills and uses for food items as well as learn how to present food in a most creative and innovative way.

This position would require someone who enjoys a nontraditional work schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays depending on our event schedule.  We can offer up to 30-40 hours each week between in house food preparation as well as day of event execution. 

Desired Qualities & Experience:

  • Passionate about success and committed to such
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Willingness to learn new skills, be creative and provide input
  • Catering and/or Restaurant Cooking Experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation
  • Punctual

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: Up to $16/hour depending on experience

COVID-19 considerations:
Black Mask is part of the uniform. Temperature check prior to each shift. Sanitation station provided by the company.

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