Centerplate is hiring at Invesco for football season -- if there is a football season

Centerplate, the company that keeps Denver Broncos fans stocked with pretzels, nachos and beer during games at Invesco Field at Mile High, is hiring for the upcoming season -- not that anyone knows if there will be a season....

NFL owners and players are currently at odds over their contracts, and court-ordered labor negotiations are moving slowly. The two sides are scheduled to resume talks on June 7, but there is still a good chance that the season could be delayed and games could canceled.

"Our hope is that the two sides will reach a resolution," says Bob Pascal, a spokesman for Connecticut-based Centerplate, which is the primary concessions company at ten NFL stadiums around the country, including Invesco.

"We are operating and preparing for the season just like any other year," he continues. "But if there are no games, no fans, it will be quiet this fall."

Despite the uncertainty, Pascal says Centerplate hasn't noticed a drop-off in applications or any major concerns from would-be employees. Most of the jobs are temporary, in any case, since there are only eight home games (and two pre-season games) slated per year. "There are various other events," he notes, "but football is the primary driver, of course."

Here's the ad:

Centerplate, the the major food and beverage provider at Invesco Field at Mile High, is now hiring for the 2011 season including U2 and the Broncos. If you are interested in applying, please send a current resume with relevant work experience for the position you wish to apply, to the email address below it. All positions are subject to extended or irregular hours including, nights, weekends and holidays, and all candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment background check. We are seeking responsible and self-motivated individuals for the following seasonal part time opportunities:

Beverage Supervisor - We are seeking responsible, self-motivated individuals with an eye for detail to supervise bars and portable locations at Broncos games. Qualified candidates must be able to lift 50lbs. Please email colby.mclaughlin@centerplate.com

Banquet Captain -The ideal candidates will have 3 years experience in a hotel or restaurant, off site catering, event supervision and customer service, and possess basic computer skills. Please email josh.longfellow@centerplate.com

Cocktail Server - We are seeking fast and friendly cocktail servers with at least 2 years of recent beverage service experience, a positive and outgoing personality, and a relevant resume with references to back it up. Applicants must be able to lift 45lbs. Please email colby.mclaughlin@centerplate.com

Concessions Supervisor - The appropriate candidates will be responsible for supervising up to 6 concession locations with special emphasis on quality control and inventory/cash reconciliation, provide event day coordination and supervision of the non-profit volunteers, Centerplate employees and sub-contractors. Food and Beverage supervisory experience required. Please email Chris.morrow@centerplate.com

Culinary Staff - Candidates will be responsible for cooking in a variety of areas w/ emphasis on quality and food safety. Must have 3 years experience in foodservice as a cook able to work an action station in front of our guests and be well versed in Sanitation & safety. Must be a team player!

Please email Chef DeJohn at chris.dejohn@centerplate.com

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