Catering Server Job Description

Catering Server Job Description

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Catering server provides direction and oversight preparation, set-up and tear down of all functions while maintaining standards of food, beverage and event specifications.

Catering Server Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective catering server job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included catering server job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Set-up and clean-up of all events
Assist with set-up of all event functions on campus
Perform set up and breakdown of various stations (i.e., deli, dessert, coffee)
Check cleanliness and condition of assigned station and service areas
Once banquet is complete, reset banquet room according to Captain's specifications to ensure the readiness of the room for the following function sanitation of banquet areas
The break down station or area is only used for bussing
Prepare banquet room set-up for the function
Load/unload event equip
Assist in the set-up and break down of catering events as needed
Performs opening side work, and closing side work duties

Catering Server Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Catering Server

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TEAM, DLC

Education for Catering Server

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the catering server job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as University and Collage Degree in Education, Recreation, Theater, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications, Public Affairs, Management, Law, Health Professions, Human Services

Skills for Catering Server

Desired skills for catering server include:

Standard drink recipes and alcohol brand names
Menu and the structure of the plate
Service standards
Food and beverage standards
How to set up and break down both a buffet and seated meal function
Menu items and specials
Complete menu and products on hand
Food safety principles and procedures
Menu items and all other offerings
Event specification and details in accordance to Banquet Event Order

Desired experience for catering server includes:

Maintains hospitality area to ensure food quantities and cleanliness is maintained throughout event
Sets-up, organizes, maintains, and closes the hospitality area ensuring that areas are stocked and cleaned
Maintains cleanliness of area at all times - clearing empty glassware, plates
Must be OLCC certified and follow all rules and guidelines set forth for ensuring responsible beverage service
Replenishes product and supplies in compliance with event standards
Ensures events are properly equipped and executed by transporting, pulling, setting up and breaking down, and returning equipment to designated storage areas in compliance with event standards and instructions

Catering Server Examples

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Catering Server Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of catering server. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for catering server
  • Set up tables and buffet line, including linen, silverware, glassware, and napkins
  • Provide table service, including taking, filling, and refilling drink orders, serving specified menu courses, refilling bread baskets, and clearing tables
  • Communicate with guests about special dietary requests
  • Check and ensure appropriate drinking age and monitor guest consumption of alcohol, following all company and state guidelines
  • Mix cocktails and non alcoholic beverages
  • Break down tables and buffet line, including scraping plates and organizing dishware on carts
  • Keep all assigned areas clean and sanitary, including emptying trash, washing dishes, and detail cleaning
  • Serving Food & Drinks to guests at their tables
  • Clearing & bussing the tables between courses
  • Replenish drinks & working on our Bar
Qualifications for catering server
  • Must be comfortable and able to work with all food types, including food allergens in any dining facility
  • Must have at least one year banquet or casual dining serving experience
  • Must be able to communicate with ambassadors, leadership and guests
  • Must be able to provide exceptional guest service
  • Must have excellent cash handling skills
  • Must be able to learn and effectively use computerized guest order system
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Catering Server Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of catering server. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for catering server
  • Clock in once in full uniform
  • Report to Catering office to pick up BEO, radio, and connect with Supervisor or Manager
  • Review BEO and pick up supplies from the storage room
  • Verify and pull the number of chafers needed, add water to the chaffers and make sure to light approx
  • Pull items to decorate the serving tables
  • Set tables as follows – plates, salads, starch, vegetable, chicken, beef, fish, dessert and lastly utensils and napkins
  • Pick up food 60 min prior to the event and drop in chaffers
  • Room to be completely set 30 minutes prior to event
  • Notifya supervisor or manager when room is ready for final walk
  • Stay in party/event space at all times to be sure everything stays replenished, clean and bussed
Qualifications for catering server
  • Must be able to complete provided RCS Responsible Vendor Training (alcohol)
  • Must be able to move freely around work areas
  • Must be able to work indoors/outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes
  • Must be comfortable with completing all cleaning duties, including use of cleaning chemicals
  • Must be available to work varying shifts/hours based on business need, to include opening, mid-, and closing shifts
  • Assist with other Café duties and stations as required
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Catering Server Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of catering server. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for catering server
  • Keep busy by bussing tables and continuously maintaining buffet/ chef table
  • Wipe down and clean-off food dropped, dripped or split
  • Keep linen free from food spills or debris
  • Keep all equipment and serving utensils clean and neat throughout the entire event
  • Call for housekeeping if trash is full or if needed to assist
  • Check with your guests frequently to make sure that everything is to their liking
  • Determine whether the room will be reset for another event or torn down
  • Return all dirty dishes to Jack Daniel’s Kitchen
  • If any specialty items are included, please wait for them and return to their proper place in the storage room
  • Wipe down chafers and return CLEAN to catering storage room
Qualifications for catering server
  • Strong customer service skills / Customer Service Experience
  • Must be knowledgeable about the preparation and production of Entrees, soups and salads in Banquets at high volume pace
  • Ability to understand and follow a recipe
  • Positive Customer interaction skills a must
  • Prior experience in banquet service a plus
  • A Passion to engage with guests & deliver exceptional customer service
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Catering Server Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a catering server. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for catering server
  • Rinse out coffee pots and drink containers with hot water
  • Put all dirty linens in the proper linen bag (yellow/white = rounds, box linens and sashes, blue/ white = napkins, 85’s, and bar towels)
  • Bring linen bags downstairs outside Commissary kitchen and place in blue linen bin
  • Put away all left over dry food in the storage room
  • Mark any open containers with date and item name using a thick marker
  • If item needs to be refrigerated ensure it is placed on the correct shelf
  • Thoroughly clean all carts used and return to the storage room
  • Wrap allunused disposables in plastic and put away in their proper location within the storage room
  • Clean all glass shelving and risers used before returning to the catering office
  • Have your supervisor or manager complete a walk-through of your room to make sure you are ready to go home
Qualifications for catering server
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in banquets and/or conference services
  • In-person interviews
  • A Food Handler’s certificate may be required for food service employees who prepare, store or serve food at restaurants, coffee bars or any other food service establishment prior to starting employment in a food operation at Macy’s
  • Let your manager or supervisor know if you used the last of anything so that it can be restocked
  • Return your radio and keys to the catering office
  • Clock out for the day
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Catering Server Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of catering server. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for catering server
  • Climb (ladders) or balance, ascend/descend, work atop, traverse
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, position self (to), move
  • Taste/smell detect, distinguish, determine, not applicable
  • Carry weight, lift, move, transport, position, put, install, remove
  • Exposure hot/cold
  • Prepares mise en place before, during and after service
  • Assists with the preparation of tables, including linens, glassware, silverware and china
  • Can execute sequence of service in recognition of Encore Boston Harbor standards and expectations
  • Professionally handles consumption reports and communicates effectively to management
  • Assists fully in breakdown and reset of event facilities including front and back of house areas
Qualifications for catering server
  • Strong leadership skills, flexibility, and commitment to guest satisfaction
  • Available to work a flexible, part-time schedule including early mornings, days, evenings and weekends as needed (work days and hours vary in accordance with business demand)
  • Must be a brand ambassador and willing to learn and promote Brown-Forman's brands
  • Computer skills needed to be able to send/receive emails, enter time in payroll system, review and/or update Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Bend, lean or stoop without hindrances
  • Strong team-work orientation and able to take direction from others

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