Assistant Executive Steward
Washington, DC US
Posted 11 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Trade Center Management Associates is a private sector building management and hospitality service provider at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is Washington DC's premier special events & conference facility located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington within walking distance from the White House, the US Capitol and Smithsonian Museums.
Currently Trade Center Management Associates is seeking two experienced Assistant Executive Stewards to manage all aspects of the steward operations. 

The Assistant Executive Stewards will work along  with the Executive Steward to coordinate and oversee all stewarding operations and provide support for the Culinary and Events departments.  Ensures the cleanliness of all kitchen and pantry areas and other places used for dispatch and breakdown of food.  Maintains inventory of china, glass and silver, ensuring that all equipment is clean and in proper working order.  Schedules and directs staff fairly and consistently to accomplish department goals.  Administers discipline when appropriate and consistent with TCMA's policies and procedures, following the direction of the Executive Steward.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and care of all food and beverage equipment
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory of all food and beverage equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is cleaned properly for use
  • Establish/maintain par levels for all equipment
  • Revise and develop policies and procedures to minimize breakage and shrinkage and reinforce with training and progressive discipline
  • Ensure that all food and equipment is dispatched to the appropriate place to facilitate food and beverage service as specified on banquet event orders
  • Schedule staff properly to provide necessary support for plate-ups, dispatch and breakdown stations, delivery of equipment for set-up, and proper breakdown and storage of equipment
  • Responsible for cleanliness and organization of all kitchen areas, pantries, dispatch areas, loading dock and employee locker room
  • Maintain three sets of up to date MSDA sheets for chemicals used in the Stewarding department and ensure that they are stored in the proper places
  • Ensure that dish machines are performing up to standards and that equipment is cleaned properly
  • Report and/or remedy any unsanitary conditions immediately
  • Develop/implement/maintain/revise ongoing training programs for each position in the Stewarding department
  • Train staff on all machinery and chemicals used and track attendance
  • Ensure all stewarding employees have a complete set of uniforms and that they adhere to our uniform and grooming policies
  • Report all employee issues promptly to senior management and /or Human Resources
  • Hold employees accountable for job performance fairly and consistently
  • Communicate daily with Executive Steward, supervisors and line employees to obtain/provide current information regarding daily activities/functions and upcoming events
  • Develop and train supervisors and assistant managers
  • Attend all food and beverage and company wide meetings, and other applicable meetings and training seminars
  • Complete and deliver annual appraisals and necessary action plans on a timely basis
  • Maintain a current Stewarding Department manual
  • Report any unsafe conditions immediately
  • Adhere to all TCMA policies and procedures
  • Execute emergency procedures in accordance with ITC standards
  • Comply with required safety regulations and procedures
  • Comply with ITC standards, policies and rules
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum of one year in supervisory stewarding position in a high volume/upscale food and beverage operation
  • Experience with Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of kitchen equipment use and operation
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to include overnight, weekends and holidays
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proven leadership abilities in high volume hotel or catering operation.
Education & Experience:
  • Three to five years experience as Executive Steward or Assistant Executive Steward or comparable
  • High School diploma required
Physical Requirements:
  •  Ability to bend, stand, lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing up to 200 pounds
  • Long hours sometimes required
We offer the state of the art facility, a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. We are also metro accessible at the Federal Triangle metro stop on the Orange and Blue lines.

Visit our website at www. for more information on our company.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Based on Experience
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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