Job Description

Location: University of Chicago

  • We are hiring immediately for a CATERING MANAGER position.
  • Address: University of Chicago; 5245 S Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, IL 60615. Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule: Full time; must be able to work a varied schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Requirement: 3 years of catering experience, college/university preferred
  • *Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available

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Application Deadline: applications are accepted ongoing until all openings are filled for this position. If an applicant is declined due to the position being filled, they may still be considered for future opportunities and are always welcome to reapply.

At over 300 colleges and universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.

We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you.

    Job Summary

    Summary: As a Catering Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Catering Department in all duties including training new associates, overseeing event set-ups, and directing any temporary personnel in addition to their everyday assignments. You will ensure proper service to clients during events, including proper set-up, cleaning, and breakdown procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supervises all catering events.
    • Involved in catering events operations, including logistics, quality improvement, sanitation, and all facility-related activities.
    • Works with the Chef in creating menus.
    • Trains catering associates in service techniques, menu presentation, and customer service.
    • Tracks and monitors the labor and food cost for each event.
    • Communicates on various levels to include management, client, customer and associate levels; maintains excellent client relationships.
    • Assists in the responsibility for all foodservice-related activities.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • 2 years of food service experience including 1 year at the management level.
    • Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations.
    • Catering experience is required.
    • Some knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation.
    • Financial, budgetary, accounting and computational skills.
    • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and internet.
    • ServSafe Certification.

    The Benefits

    We are always looking for ways to invest in our people both inside and outside of work to help them achieve their full potential. Both full-time and part-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

    • Opportunities for Training and Development
    • Retirement Plan
    • Associate Shopping Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs
    • Discount Marketplace
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program


    In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance/AD
    • Disability Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

     

    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. 
     

    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. 

    Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

    Chartwells Higher Ed maintains a drug-free workplace. 

    Req ID:1277761

    Chartwells Higher Education  

    Application Instructions

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