On-Call Catering Attendant, Sewanee Dining (Food Service Worker)

Job description

Open Date:


Classification Title:

On-Call Catering Attendant, Sewanee Dining (Food Service Worker)




Business Services - Sewanee Dining

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:


Work Schedule:

Other (list below)

If Other, specify months:

On call due to scheduled events

Full Time vs Part Time:

Part Time



Primary Function:

  • Responsible for the service, storage, presentation and transportation of food.
  • Maintain the cleaning, sanitation, supply, and general upkeep in all aspects of the dining operation and Catering Events.
  • Move tables and chairs and catering equipment to set-up and break down catering and dining hall events.
  • Assignment will be unit specific for retail location, catering, and board operations.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Management staff with all aspects of the dining and catering program.
  • Ensure proper timing, quality and consistency of all dinning and catering events including but not limited to: moving tables, chairs, and assisting wth table settings.
  • Ensure that dining and catering equipment is maintained and properly operated including but not limited to: vehicles, serviceware, and other University property.
  • Ensure food safety and sanitation (Servsafe) standards are followed and maintained before, during and after service.
  • Ensure that all food is presented in an appealing manner throughout the entire service period.
  • Supports management team in reducing food waste and supply waste.
  • Prepare individual portions of salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, and other similar items.
  • Maintain production logs and record temperatures of food regularly as instructed by management.
  • Set-up dish machine, fill dish machine tanks, check chemical levels in preparation for washing dishes.
  • Load and unload dishes, glasses, flatware and catering equipment safely and securely into catering vehicles for transport.
  • Transport clean dishes, glasses, and flatware to shelves/stations for use.
  • Set up garbage cans to receive trash and compost bins for compostable materials. When trash cans are full, bring trash to the compactor.
  • Sweep and mop dish room, dining room, and serving area floors.
  • Wash doors, walls, and window as directed.
  • Wash pots and pans in the three compartment sink. Set up three compartment sink in accordance with manufactures recommendations, Servsafe, and TN Health Dept. standards.
  • Clean and maintain dining room tables and floors.
  • Maintain catering standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Judgment Required:

Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Machines & Equipment Used:

Catering Specific Equipment; rolling hot boxes, ice bins, box trucks, liftgates, vans, LSV’s, hand trucks, chair dollies, table dollies, food dollies, chafing fuel, butane lighters, portable propane cooking equipment and rolling racks.

Equipment in an institutional kitchen; combi ovens, chargrill, fryer, kettles, food processors, griddle, hot hold, cold hold, induction cookers, steam table lines, propane grill, dish machine, tray return conveyor system, beverage machines, floor cleaning machine, various knives, cutting boards, slicers, and dicers.


some high school course work; High School Diploma or GED preferred.


Entry level position- previous food service/banquet experience is preferred.

Job Related Skills:

Time management skills, ability to work independently and stand for long period of time, bend at the knees, make repetitive hand movements. Lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs and more with assistance.


Servsafe food handler and allergy certification must be obtained within six months of hire date.

Will become Sewanee Driver certified.

Student Contact:

Limited interaction with students at catered meals.


Regular interaction with staff, faculty and guests.


Regular interaction with guests, alumni and other members of the campus community.

Supervision Received:

This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.

Positions Directly Supervised:


Positions Indirectly Supervised:

General Food Service workers and servers

Confidential Information:

Related personnel information

Working Environment:

High volume kitchen, remote catering event sites, catering sites can be outdoor/indoor events in all types of weather, heavy equipment, cold storage, hot storage, sometimes slippery floors, loading docks and truck beads, high volume fast pasted work environment

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Part Time