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Catering Supervisor

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
28380773 Full Time Varies $45,700 - $75,900

Position Information

UC Riverside's Dining Services is recruiting for a Catering Supervisor. The Catering Supervisor assists in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day activities, work assignments, customer service, and maintenance functions in a full service catering unit. The Catering Supervisor participates in the selection, training, supervision, and performance evaluation of assigned staff (including custodial and maintenance functions); reviews unit budgets to ensure proper fiscal controls; supervises the ordering, receiving, storage and issuing of all assigned products, along with the planning and service of all assigned menu items and events. The Catering Supervisor develops creative methods of displaying and serving menu items, and providing event services, to generate revenue and meet client expectations under the guidance of the General Manager or Senior Manager.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
High school diploma or equivalent certification/experience. Required
Graduation or completed college courses in Food Service Management or related field. Preferred


License Requirement
Valid driver's license and clean driving record. Required


Certification Requirement
ServSafe Certification or equivalent certification. Preferred


Condition Requirement
Must successfully obtain ServSafe certification with a minimum score of 75 within six (6) months of appointment begin date. Required


Experience Requirement
Minimum of 6 years of related experience. Required
Supervisory experience, preferably in food service industry. Preferred
Experience working in a franchise operation with standard franchise analysis and budget preparation, online purchasing systems, timekeeping systems, and menu management systems such as KRONOS, ScheduleSource, and FoodPro. Preferred
Experience with the set-up, service, and tear-down of on-site and off-site catering events. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for business related meetings, professional development, and/or events. Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Travel Required

Minimum Requirements

Working knowledge in food service and sanitation regulations.
Intermediate computer application skills to include food service applications such as point of sale and inventory control software.
Working verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, and ability to multi-task and ensure productive time management.
Basic mathematical and cash control skills to accurately complete drawer counts and prepare deposits.
Working skills to provide effective interpersonal and work supervision guidance to other personnel and work effectively with partners on joint projects.
Effective skills to be able to professionally communicate both verbally and in writing using tact and diplomacy with staff, management and customers. Ability to compose written documentation using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Working knowledge to make appropriate decisions, reasoning skills, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and conduct basic operations analysis and quality control analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Production Management principles and food production, including sanitary and safety standards, cost control and expense analysis, food selection and ordering.

Knowledge of and/or experience working in a union environment.

Working knowledge of Event Management Software, Banquet Event Orders, catering supplies/equipment, and buffet display techniques.

Present or previous involvement with the National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS).

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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