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Wolfgang Puck Catering Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Great foot in the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot, food is great, and get to cater to high-end clients

    Cons

    no set schedule, could get lost in the crowd if you don't work hard.

    Advice to Management

    The compass Annual Raise isn't enough for hard working employees


  2. "Barback"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great team, great workplace environment, hard-workers, great management

    Cons

    No cons to share about this employer. I worked there for over five years and enjoyed it/

  3. "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hardworking, innovative group of food service professionals

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Catering Event Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time

    Pros

    I worked for Jennie for about a year and it was a wonderful experience. Jennie Cook is a very creative and knowledgeable woman. Leave it to this woman to whisk you away with her love for food. Jennie has so many tips and tricks up her sleeve, you can't help but you wonder what's next.

    Cons

    Some reorganization would allow systems to move more quickly and efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do best!


  5. "nice kitchen to work in but hectic at times, not enough space. fast paced and exiting at times."

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    Former Employee - First Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - First Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for newcomer that want to learn catering banquets style cooking.
    and for those that are in that specific field a good chance to learn more of the catering trade part of it
    -menus and recipes are geared to simplify cooking in different situations with great results.
    -quality is good and consistent,

    Cons

    -Management only cares on meeting the dateline[rather than the quality] and delivering the goods in time sometimes the other 50% depends on the F.O.house service. for the overall impact of the name WP.
    -Stewarding department doesn't really helps that much in delivering the product and setting up the events.- [cooks grow discouraged in time when delivering carts back & for from events].
    -No parking - No decent employee meals and awful restrooms Locker room.

    Advice to Management

    ..[Please put the money in upgrading the employees restrooms, and more healthy food choices for the employees meal, .re-orginize stewarding in order to take full charge in delivering food carts to all events,.cook are there to cook NOT TO DELIVER FOOD CARTS.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place wish there were more hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, very nice employees

    Cons

    low pay, not many hours

    Advice to Management

    Book more events.


  7. "Great chefs, great food, lousy training and support"

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culinary department was very well run.
    Operations was decent.
    Opportunity for growth in the right positions.
    Food quality was very good.

    Cons

    Training a was almost non existent for operations.
    Sink or swim approach to new managers.
    Managers were not supported by HR.

    Advice to Management

    Create a real open door environment where managers can ask for help.
    Foster. Creative thinking in solving problems.

  8. "Very nice and elegant work environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay was decent, hours were nice, food was great.

    Cons

    Some pressure from the higher ups, intense orders sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Way too Routinue"

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    Current Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Butler in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well organized events. Excellent food. Dedicated staff.

    Cons

    The work is often tediious, most of the events take place at night and the work is "On Call" so yo don't always know if there will be any week available.

    Advice to Management

    There need to be staff evaluations led by the managers on company time, with advanced training. The comapny needs to promote more butlers to management while doing a better job of promoting from wiithin. There needs to be more positive reinforcement, and mentoring opportunities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be a Team Player"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attendant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Attendant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck Catering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have a passion for people, can work independently as well as part of the team and want the best for your co-workers by leading by example. Then you will enjoy it here.

    Cons

    Sometimes when one is on a team, you come across a negative Nancy or ones that do not want to take effort in a job well done. But if you are strong in your ethics, nothing SHOULD stop you.

    Advice to Management

    Having persons with **experience ** in charge, makes for a better team environment as well as a "secured" team environment


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