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Catering Wait Staff

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Position Details

Job Description

Position Title Catering Wait Staff
General Description

Following directions with a function sheet, floor plan and supervisory directions, the Catering Wait Staff assists with the set-up of College events; serves food and clears tables at College events; and assists with maintaining catering supplies and equipment. Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.

Essential Functions

•Understand and utilize a “pull sheet” to pack catering materials, including food and equipment. Load, transport and unload catering materials, using handcarts, electrical carts and/or motorized vehicles.

•Assist with table set-ups for College events, placing china, silverware, glassware, and linen as required and using décor and merchandising as directed.

•Serve and remove plates, glasses, silverware and other event equipment as needed or directed by contract.

•Perform light scullery duties, which includes scraping plates, sorting dishes and removing trash.

•Clean up after events, including distributing linen, soiled dishes, clean dishes, décor, etc. to appropriate locations.

•Inventory plates, cups, silverware, pans, pots, bowls, décor, etc., as directed.

•Assist in the kitchen as needed.

•Participate in training sessions as provided by the College. Assist with the training of other staff members as appropriate.

•Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.

•Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

This individual must possess the knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

•Knowledge of safe working methods and procedures, including safe practices in delivering and serving food.

•Knowledge of different types of catering set-ups and food displays. Knowledge of different types of place setting styles for tables and catering equipment.

•Ability to follow Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HAACP) guidelines, (ServSafe), and Personal Protective equipment (PPE) requirements. Ensure compliance by staff with safety rules and regulations, proper use of personal safety equipment, food preparation equipment and cleaning compounds.

•Ability to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, and lift boxes and break down up to 30 pounds without assistance. Must be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.

•Ability to communicate orally and/or in writing with co-workers and patrons in English. Ability to read and understand a catering form.

•Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

•Ability and willingness to work a rotating schedule as needed. Ability and willingness to work overtime, including weekends and holidays as needed.

•Ability to provide the highest quality of service to customers at all times.

Qualifications & Standards

Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications

State law requires a current California Handler’s Card.

Classification and Status

This is a regular, part-time, 20 hours per week, 9 month, and non-exempt level position. Benefits-eligible.

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages

Other Information
At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Scripps College is an At-Will employer. Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Scripps College website
    • Scripps College Employee
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter