Assistant Catering Manager

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Assistant Catering Manager  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51800 - Dining Overhead

Advertised Salary: $40-45,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Assist in the management of catering. Assists in coordinating and supervising the catering activities and/or other assigned units in the planning, purchasing, production, and presentation of food.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Associate’s degree or five years of direct experience in a food service environment.  
Required Work Experience: Two years of food service experience, including recent supervisory responsibilities.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Current ServSafe Manager and Allergen or equivalent certifications or ability to obtained certifications within 90 days of employment.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Inclement Weather
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Associate’s degree preferred.
Culinary experience preferred.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Monitor the production of meals/products served to ensure quality product and service.
Ensure adherence to established standards of sanitation, safety, and cleanliness.
Train and supervise employees in their characteristic duties.
Monitor equipment performance and repair or arrange for repair as appropriate.
Maintain current knowledge of policies, procedures, and bargaining unit agreements and implement them as appropriate.
Promote customer service awareness. Attend and participate in customer meetings.
Prepare and maintain all necessary student records.
Resolve problems arising on shift, including customer complaints, staffing, supply, scheduling, discipline, and student ID card problems.
Review menus, requisitions, supplies and production records, making suggestions or changes as needed.
Consult with the Stockroom Coordinator and assist with the forecast of food needs.
Prepare and maintain records and review reports.
Attend departmental meetings and participate on established departmental committees as assigned.
Ensure proper cash handling and deposit cash.
Apply a working knowledge of first aid.
Adhere to franchise/brand policies/procedures/guidelines and make necessary changes as required.
Fill in for the Manager in their absence.
Working knowledge of a recipe system.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
Report to the appropriate Dining Services Manager.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Supervise unit staff.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Set up for and monitor preparation and serving of special event meals.
Write recipes.
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively.
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of dining service operations and equipment including catering.
Plan and utilize materials and supplies effectively and economically.
Solve problems and make on-the-spot decisions using good judgment.
Supervise and coordinate the work of others.
Work nights, weekends and/or holiday shifts.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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