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Employer Spotlight: Ritz Charles

Ritz_Charles_LogoStarted in 1985, Ritz Charles hosts a range of special events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and fundraisers. The local Carmel business boasts an impressive clientele which further demonstrates their credibility among Indiana residents. They cater to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indianapolis Artsgarden and Coxhall Gardens. Ritz Charles was named The Knot Best of Weddings for both 2010 and 2011.

Director of Staffing and Track Operations, Kate Argyris, answered the following questions:

Could you tell me about Ritz Charles?

With over 30 years of experience in the special event industry, Ritz Charles specializes in innovative, upscale and superior event services. Ritz Charles has a strong presence in the event market. Our multiple culinary teams, service staff and event planners host a variety of on and off premise events year- round. Our company has the resources to manage large events yet the personal touch of a small caterer.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of working for this company?

The most rewarding aspect of the Ritz Charles is getting the opportunity to see the end product of an event. It is always rewarding to see the gratitude of our clients once an event is complete. Our clients come in with a vision and with the help of our sales team, management team and our on-site staff the day of, we are able to make our clients events everything they wanted them to be.

How would you describe the culture of Ritz Charles?

The culture of the Ritz Charles is special in a sense that we are very family oriented. Since our company is not a corporation, you feel like you are a part of a family when you are an employee. We all have the same mentality; we are all in this together as a team and will help wherever is needed.

What positions you are currently looking to fill?

The Ritz Charles offers a variety of positions and employment packages. If you are looking for part time work within the Hospitality field, our positions range from Banquet Servers, Bartenders, Set-Up Personnel and Event Managers. We also offer an array of internship packages as well. We are always looking for spring, summer and fall interns who are willing to dive into our fast-paced company to learn more about every department.

Can you describe your ideal applicant?

With our fast paced energetic work environment, we have a need for motivated individuals who can give excellent customer service. The Ritz Charles is continuously looking for responsible and accountable employees who are willing to go above and beyond to make our guests feel at home.         

What advice would you give to students looking to pursue a career in this field?

The best advice I would give students looking to pursue a career in this field would be that the Hospitality Industry is about pleasing people. You are always helping other individuals whether you are volunteering, serving at a restaurant, doing an internship, marketing or selling events. Each aspect of the Hospitality Industry is customer serviced based so my advice to you is to always have a friendly smile, a great attitude, the ability to work long hours, getting hands on experience and serving clients/ guests to your best ability.

Ritz Charles will be attending the Career Expo on September 24th. If you are looking for a career in this industry, be sure to stop by their booth and express your interest!


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