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Catering Event Supervisor in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Catering Event Supervisor



Job Responsibilities:

RIT Catering is the premier catering service on the RIT Campus providing services to over 2500 events a year ranging from drop off meals to full service dining. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team and help RIT Catering continue to grow positively.

Please note: This is a full time position-40 hours per week/12 months per year. Schedule is made up 2 weeks in advance, however hours may vary according to daily business needs. Additionally, flexible scheduling/work hours may be required during break week, summer and intersession. In addition, large institute events may require additional hours (such as commencement (graduation) and Imagine RIT Festival).

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible to all customers and co-workers to provide excellent service in a friendly, sincere and courteous manner.

  • Train and supervise all catering employees. Schedule and replace employees as needed. Maintain good morale and discipline with consistency.

  • Possess a good working knowledge of all working positions in Catering. Give clear and concise directions.

  • Supervise various catered events on and off campus. Maintain good customer relation skills with various Institute contacts.

  • Assist with all catering at the President’s home, insuring the highest standards of service and quality.

  • Assist with general office duties, including inventory, payroll, and record keeping.

  • Enforce all RIT, New York State and Monroe County health codes and alcohol policies as they relate to health, sanitation and safety.

  • Ensure compliance for all individuals with all dining services expectations, and compliance related items such as ServSafe, cut glove procedures, etc.

  • Monitor cashiers for proper cash handling and correct reading of cash register tapes.

  • Attend staff and other necessary meetings to provide good communication among all employees involved in Catering

  • Other duties as assigned.

FLSA Category:


Requisition Number:



Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Required Minimum Education Level:


How To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

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Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1-3 years of catering or restaurant experience

  • 1-3 years in a supervisory position

  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment and work independently as needed

  • Ability to multi task and work well in a high pressure environment

Department/College Description:

About RIT Dining

RIT Dining supports all meal plans both on campus and at select off campus locations. We are looking for a high energy team member that enjoys working in a busy environment serving customers. The successful candidate will need to be able to work with a diverse student work force which may include of deaf / hard of hearing, and internationals students. Hours would change for breaks, intersession and summer semester. This position may support serving from 1500 to over 3000 customers (faculty, staff and students) in any one location on a daily basis


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What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

Commitment To Safety:

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready ( website. As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions may be granted: (1) to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or disability; (2) on the basis of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, or (3) to employees who are fully remote and sign an Employee Attestation stating that they will not be on campus for any reason, nor will they participate in any in-person university-sponsored activities.