Cornell University Event Assistant Lead - Cornell Catering in Ithaca, New York
Event Assistant Lead - Cornell Catering
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As a division of Cornell Dining, Cornell Catering is the preferred catering service for Cornell University events and is uniquely qualified to serve the entire Cornell community and beyond. We are proud to work for Cornell and place a strong emphasis on Cornell Pride; our focus on students is one of the many concepts that differentiate Cornell Catering from other caterers. With its team of experienced professional staff, Cornell Catering is a full-service caterer that provides incredible food and beverages to guests at formal banquets for thousands, elegant weddings for hundreds, or intimate dinners for a few. Over the past thirty-five years, Cornell Catering has worked with clients to create customized events that meet specific objectives and budgets.
Under close supervision, the Event Assistant Lead, provides critical customer service in a front-facing support role. The Event Lead will assist in the processing of sales transactions and the completion of food, beverage and retail support tasks for small catering events and/or concessions. This position must be team-oriented, customer-service driven and have a desire to succeed.
Likely daily tasks include:
Under supervision, participate and help assist in the execution of events as well as deliveries of multiple events ranging in sizes.
Upholding good customer service standards while working directly with students and other customers
Adhering to food standards and health codes at all times including all NYS liquor authority laws regarding the controls of alcohol at all points of sale.
Under supervision, prepare and present a wide variety of food items for concessions and/or catered events.
Maintaining cleanliness, stock and organize their assigned stations through the presentation of catered events.
A successful candidate, must have good customer service, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to be creative and flexible at all times is imperative as schedules, shifts, locations, and daily tasks are subject to change. Position may require evening, weekend, and holiday hours. May perform other related duties as assigned. Position may be subject to seasonal lay-offs.
High School Diploma or equivalent with some relevant food service, barista or cash handling experience required.
Basic proficiency in English involving reading, writing, math and verbal articulation.
Be able to lift 30 lbs. occasionally and up to 50 lbs. (minimal). Must be able to reach over your head. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and conduct repetitive motion, such as chopping, stirring, and mixing.Occasional squatting and frequent bending.
Additional education and food service or production kitchen experience preferred however, experience in off-premise catering or concessions operations and prior experience with service and sale of alcohol products is highly preferred.
Knowledge of proper sanitation and HACCP procedures, as well as ServSafe Certification is helpful and highly preferred.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Food Service Worker S04
Job Family:United Auto Workers
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Pay Range:Refer To Bargaining Unit Contract
Contact Name:Kelly Domineske
Number of Openings:1
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