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On-Call Catering Attendant, Sewanee Dining

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN, TN

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Overview

The minimum starting salary for this position is $14.00 per hour.

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.
  • The assignment will be unit specific for a retail location, catering, and board operations.

Career Band: NE3Position Description

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 with 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.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.

Budgetary Responsibility: None
Personal Interaction/Communication:
  • Student Contact: Limited interaction with students at catered meals
  • Internal: Regular interaction with staff, faculty and guests
  • External: Regular interaction with guests, alumni and other members of the campus community.
Attributes of a Successful Candidate

Education: Some high school course work; High School Diploma or GED preferred.
Experience: 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.
Licenses & Certifications: Servsafe food handler and allergy certification must be obtained within six months of hire date. Will become Sewanee Driver certified.

Supplemental Information

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:
DEI Institutional Statement:

At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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


Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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