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St. Lawrence University Catering - Food Service Generalist in Canton, New York

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Position Title Catering - Food Service Generalist

FLSA Non-Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Assistant Catering Manager and unit supervisory staff, the catering FSG is responsible for the many aspects of preparation for and execution of a special function, especially VIP functions. This includes equipment, dishes, condition of the linen, assisting in food preparation, function set-up and clean-up, customer service during the event, etc. Must maintain a high level of professionalism and customer service. This is a full-time, seasonal position. Primary shifts are determined by scheduled events and the weekly schedule varies.

Primary Duties include: Check and review the special functions, present and future.

Develop a list of dishes and equipment needed for each function.

Gather all listed items, plus linen for the function, check quality and cleanliness.

Maintain linen inventory.

Check status of production – advise management and supervisory staff.

Communicate effectively with all catering and unit staff.

Assist in food production.

Assist in food and equipment delivery.

Set-up function, including linen, table settings, buffet presentation, etc.

Guide and supervise waitstaff in preparation, service and clean up.

Assist in customer service during the event to include table service, buffet replenishing, beverage and bar services, etc.

Clear function and return event location to pre-function condition.

Assist in loading, unloading and storage of food and equipment following the event.

Help coordinate and train temporary staff.

Responsible for performing regular unit Food Service Generalist duties.

Minimum Qualifications

HS diploma (or equivalent) required. One to two years of catering and/or upscale dining & waiting experience.

Ability to properly wait on tables and serve correctly, lift 20 pounds, stand and walk for several hours at a time.

Must be detail oriented. Follow and use food production equipment, dishwashing and other mechanical devices.

Contributes to the total function of the dining services operation in a positive manner.

Must be able to meet university requirements to serve alcohol.

Preferred Qualifications

High School diploma (or equivalent) required.

Experience: One to two years of catering and/or upscale dining & waiting experience.

Requirements: Ability to: • Properly wait on tables and serve guest correctly.
• Lift 20+ pounds, using proper technique.
• Stand or walk for several hours at a time. Be detail oriented.
• Use food production equipment, dishwashing equipment and other mechanical devices in the dining service department. • Develop positive and productive working relationships • Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, co-workers and the campus community • Support a positive work environment through teamwork honesty, approachability and a commitment to customer service.

Supervision Received: General supervision by unit supervisory staff, Catering Manager, and Conference Coordinator.

Supervision Given: May coordinate and train temporary student waitstaff.

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt.

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) FT Seasonal

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00610

Desired Start Date

Open Date (to accept applications)

Close Date (date applications will not be considered)

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Position is seasonal, 9 months from August through June and in connection with the academic year.

Please complete the online application and provide three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?

  • Yes

  • No

  • How many years of related work experience do you have?

  • 1-3

  • 3-5

  • 5+

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application