Catering Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

JOB NO:255927-US

JOB SUMMARY: This position will oversee and supervise students in food preparation, buffet and table setups as well as service of catered events. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as weddings and plated meals from 20-1000 guests. This position will also assist Food Service Managers and Assistant Managers on sanitation procedures, inventory and day to day catering operations.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees daily food service operations and performs food preparation activities in environments such as dining, retail, and/or catering venues to ensure customer satisfaction and achieve food service goals.

  • 30% Assigns and coordinates the day-to-day activities of food service staff
  • 5% Develops and schedules logistics and menus for daily and catering operations
  • 30% Leads and provides exceptional customer service, answers questions, and provides information regarding food preparation, catering, and associated activities
  • 15% Performs routine and non-routine food preparation activities including cook to order and specialty foods
  • 15% Cleans, inspects, and maintains kitchen equipment and work areas
  • 5% Adheres to federal, state, campus, and local food safety regulations, policies, and procedures
INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

EDUCATION: Preferred
Associate’s Degree
QUALIFICATIONS: Food service, restaurant or hotel experience and customer service experience preferred, but not required.
Drivers License – Valid

Valid Bartender License
Ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

ServSafe Certification
Ability to obtain within 6 months of hire

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.
WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

SALARY: Minimum $21.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings, Memorial Union and Union South, plus additional food service units located throughout campus.The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The WI Union is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University of Recreation and Wellbeing.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please outline your relevant work experience as it relates to the qualifications.
CONTACT: Jenny Lee
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

OFFICIAL TITLE: Food Service Supervisor(DS013)
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: University Staff-Ongoing
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

APPLICATIONS OPEN:APR 12 2022 Central Daylight Time

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