Catering Server

Jacksonville, FL
Nov 03, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleCatering ServerDepartmentMOCA - AdministrationPosition Number942013Requisition Number061667Position TypeOther Personnel Services Part TimeFull Time/Part TimePart-TimeTime-limited throughHoursVariesHourly RateFlat Fee Per EventJob Summary/Responsibilities

This position ensures smooth and professional food and beverage service during events and catering with an emphasis on high standards in appearance, hospitality and customer satisfaction. Servers are expected to have basic cooking and ingredient knowledge. Crossover for Bartending is available.

Pay is a flat rate fee per event, based on the range of the event with a minimum of $80.00. Fees are paid out on a regular bi-weekly payroll schedule.

General Duties:
•Ensure excellent customer service at all times.
•Greet and seat guests as applicable, maintaining proper dining experience, delivering items, fulfilling customer needs.
•Check table reservations if applicable and maintain reservations log if required.
•Receive and resolve complaints concerning food, beverage, and service reporting all concerns to immediate supervisor and appropriate staff.
•Maintain good communication between serving area and kitchen staff.
•Immediately reports safety, deficiencies, and maintenance concerns, may be required to perform specific job-related duties ensuring customer safety.

Catering Specifics:
•Assist in event and catering loading and unloading, setup and execution anticipating number of guests and customer needs as well as assist with take down and clean up at end of event/service. This will involve walking, standing, sitting, reaching, and kneeling for long periods of time as well as lifting objects of 50lbs or more.
•Review and understand event plan at the beginning of each service to ensure rooms, tables, and carts are set as per the customer request.
•Attend all pre-shift meetings to ensure events flow smoothly.
•Be in communication with the Events and Catering Captain regarding any special needs.
•Assist in ensuring that each event starts service on time as per the event plan.
•Provides feedback on Event Report Sheet at the end of every event.
•Ensure appropriate appearance, cleanliness, and safety of event and dining areas, equipment and fixtures.
•Inspect equipment for damage, checking equipment against inventory list before and after event.

Required Qualifications

•Must be 21 or over.
•Must be ServSafe Food Handler Certified.
•A minimum of 1-2 years previous experience handling food and beverage service.
•Must have good interpersonal skills, including good oral and written communication, ability to communicate well with people on all levels, and able to receive and fulfill orders.
•High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
•Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and weekends as needed.
•Must have reliable transportation and able to work on-site and off-site events.

Preferred Qualifications

Catering and Bartending experience is preferred.

Statement(s) of UnderstandingBackground CheckStatement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a background check. In
conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.


The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

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Anticipated Start DateJob Posting Date11/04/2019Application Review DateApplication DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationAlex Whitney (904) 620-5284Hiring OfficialBen Thompson (904) 620-4206Location if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Alex Whitney at (904) 620-5284 or at [email protected]

Quicklink Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UNF student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of experience in a fine dining restaurant?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a basic knowledge of wine and proper wine service?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * We are open for lunch M-F, dinner on Thursdays and we cater events several times a month, mostly on evenings and weekends. Do you have a flexible schedule?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents

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