Catering & Culinary Operations Specialist
Job Details
Answers in Genesis / Ark Encounter - Williamstown, KY
Full Time
Not Specified
Up to 25%
Culinary Services
Catering & Culinary Services Specialist


The Catering & Culinary Operations Specialist will assist the Executive Chef with catering functions related to the successful planning and execution of meetings, events and conferences and with the improvement of the efficiency of culinary operations for Answers in Genesis at the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about serving others. This position provides opportunities for spiritual, personal, and professional development while having fun along the way.


  • Promote the mission and standards of Answers in Genesis.
  • Demonstrate our Core Values of SERVE (Serve, Equip, Relate, Value, Engage) in all work.
  • Approach all tasks with a second-mile mindset.
  • Prioritize personal integrity in all interactions and assignments.
  • Deliver exceptional guest service & hospitality to all event guests and day guests of the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum by creating an exceptional dining experience.
  • Set up catering spaces and serving stations with linens, food, beverages and supplies needed for the events of each day. Install and maintain food & beverage labels and signage.
  • Prepare and cook food in accordance with menus and recipe standards.
  • Prepare, store and serve foods quickly and safely based on NKY Health Dept Standards and National ServeSafe Program.
  • Give utmost attention to food presentation to ensure a high-quality guest experience while ensuring that safety and hygienic operations of the cooking and serving areas.
  • Serve, rotate and replenish buffet menu items, appetizer & dessert tables and beverage stations.
  • Maintain cleanliness of food & beverage service areas, serving utensils and equipment.
  • Clean and reset tables, chairs and floors throughout event dining areas.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas at the end of each event leaving kitchen supplies in clean working order.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in the researching of pricing, availability and delivery options for food & beverage products and catering services utilized for catered events and restaurant operations.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in developing menus and Banquet Event Orders for potential and upcoming events.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in planning food production schedules and staffing plans for upcoming events.
  • Maintain and service Green Room Kitchen food and beverage offerings.
  • Assist in operations in the Culinary department during non-event times.
  • Plan and carry-out the rotation of date-sensitive inventory and regular cleaning schedules.
  • And all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
Requirements & Education


  • Must agree with and be able to sign our Statement of Faith.
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Regularly attends a local Bible-believing church.
  • Mission focused and process-driven.
  • Must demonstrate a servant attitude and humble spirit at all times.
  • Agrees to a flexible schedule across a 7-day week at either the Answers Center or the Creation Museum; able to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to work with performer personalities and demands.
  • Ability to plan & execute multiple events simultaneously.
  • Customer service-oriented and committed to a high level of guest satisfaction.
  • Good problem-solving skills, organizational skills and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to estimate and meet realistic deadlines, perform under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to details with eyes on food standards and the ability to anticipate guest needs.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Must be able to complete ServeSafe training (provided) within 90 days of hire.
  • Must be able to stand and move about the kitchen, storage rooms and/or meeting rooms for the entire length of their shift.
  • Must be able to bend and lift 25-75 pounds.

Education & Experience

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of food preparation and presentation.
  • Any combination of education or job-related experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities to perform required tasks.