Specialist - Catering Assistant - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direction of the Catering Manager, provides assistance to catering staff through a variety of tasks inside and outside of the office. Responsible for functional needs in the office including hiring, training, evaluation of student employees, and operational duties pertaining to the catering office. Assists in coordinating client requests, computer production tickets, and scheduling of staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a high school diploma or GED.

Must be able to obtain a food handlers certification within 30 days of employment.


Knowledge of excel and quickbooks programs for office duties including taking orders from faculty, staff, and administration and typing orders for production in kitchen areas.

Knowledge of the operations and management of a catering service program, including management of food preparation, menu planning, and cost computation.


Skills in interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Skills in budget preparation and report writing.


Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and direct the activities of catering setup and take-down, and banquet services.

Ability to follow written and verbal procedures and instructions.

Ability to meet and work with the public, in a way that is consistent with the overall mission of Dining Services.

Ability to supervise team members before, during, and after events.

Ability to teach procedures to accomplish assignments more efficiently.

Ability to interview potential employees for available openings.

Ability to conduct training meetings for new and existing employees for efficient running of the department.

Ability to develop employee training techniques/programs.

Ability to coordinate with Student Center scheduler booking events special, standard, or direct bookings with takeout items.

Ability to inventory catering supplies.

Pay Range

$9.00 to $11.25 per hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must be able to obtain a food handlers certification within 30 days of employment.

Under “Reference’s Letter” Please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

Keyword Phrases

  • Food Services
  • Specialist - Catering Assistant
  • student centered teaching organization
  • building communities of engaged learners
  • beautiful mountain location
  • Residence Life and Housing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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