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Banquet Captain (Catering) - 501799

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Banquet Captain (Catering) - 501799

**For a Limited Time, Hired Candidates are Eligible for up to $1,000 Sign-on Bonus**

SUMMARY:

The Banquet Captain is a member of the University Catering team. The Banquet Captain manages and executes the set-up and break-down of all assigned catered events. The Banquet Captain exhibits professionalism, flexibility, and grace under pressure as the representative of University Dining at a catering event.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In the assigned unit, this position may perform some or all of the following:

Operations:

  • Manages and supervises all aspects of assigned events, including set-up, service, break down, and clean-up. Negotiates with clients on requests for last minute changes.
  • Assists catering production staff with hands-on production, as needed.
  • Inspects food quality and consistency of all food production at events.
  • Monitors and records temperatures of foods stored in refrigeration, in hot boxes, and on the serving line to ensure safe temperatures.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of supplies for assigned locations to include: coffee, linen, sodas, alcohol, paper and plastic goods, or other items as requested.
  • Ensures the overall sanitation and organization of store rooms in satellite locations.
  • Cleans dishes, equipment, and supplies as needed. Ensures the safe and accurate return of supplies to proper kitchen and storage locations.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and organization of all catering vehicles and storage locations.

Alcoholic Beverage Control

  • Handles alcoholic beverage supplies in compliance with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulations.
  • Monitors dispensing of alcoholic beverages during events:
    • Ensure consumers are of legal age.
    • Monitors guest consumption levels.
  • Transports alcoholic beverages to and from events in a secure manner. Stores alcohol inventory under lock for catering use.
  • Accurately completes department inventory and loss reports, verifying inventory and usage amounts for inclusion in University reporting to the ABC.
  • Reports any quantity discrepancies.
  • Entrusted with keys to alcohol storage units.

Additional Duties

  • Conducts inventories, as assigned.
  • Handles cash according to established standards.
  • Trains staff.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • This position requires long periods of standing and walking.
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs and the ability to push and pull bulk carts with up to 150 lbs. in conditions that are often, hot, humid, or cold.
  • Must be able to safely use and operate typical kitchen and transport tools and equipment.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, on occasion.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic knowledge of safe food handling practices.
  • Knowledge of culinary skills and techniques and the ability to train and lead others.
  • Knowledge of and ability to exercise basic management principles, including leading and training staff, and ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team.
  • Skilled in using effective time management, problem solving, and public relations techniques.
  • Skilled in reading, mathematics, and written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, work independently without direct supervision, and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to use computers and learn new software.
  • Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 to 4 years’ banquet experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Safe food handler certification preferred, or certification obtained within one year of hire. (This is dependent on the assigned unit.)

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Rotating days and weekends; 8 hrs./day; 40 hrs./week
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule to include long hours, weekends, and evenings
  • This position is designated as essential personnel and, during inclement weather and emergency situations is required to be available to the University as needed.

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 3 - Hiring Range $15.88 - $21.48 per hour based on experience **Hired Candidates are Eligible for up to $1,000 Sign-on Bonus**

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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