Venue Catering Worker

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Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Catering & Events - Kent Campus [101321]


Job Title:

Venue Catering Worker

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


$15.84 - $16.56 (6 month rate) 

Basic Function:

Delivers and services catering to designated venues. Reports to Food Service Manager or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Gathers and loads prepared food, equipment, and sundries into catering vehicle; drives to designated site and unloads food and related items at destination.

Sets up, maintains, and tears down serving lines, materials, and equipment required for catering service; sets and clears tables; operates food service equipment (e.g., coffee machine) and helps serve food and beverages (may include alcoholic beverages) at catering site; replenishes food and related supplies, as required.

Signs and accounts for all goods, obtains signature for receipt of food and related items upon delivery.

Maintains sanitation standards in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health.

Keeps vehicle service records and inventory records.

May train and direct student employees or employees in a lower pay grade; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of six months work experience interacting with public.


Must acquire the Ohio Department of Health's Level Two certification in Food Protection during the employee's probationary period.May require proof of age (i.e., 21) to serve alcoholic beverages.Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.

Knowledge Of:


Skill In:

Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to speak with patrons regarding placement of deliveries)

Ability To:

Drive delivery truck or van
Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 100 pounds
Apply sanitation standards
Read (e.g., work orders), write (e.g., service/inventory records), and accurately follow oral and written instructions
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Maintain accurate records
Perform minor repairs on vehicle and other job-related equipment
Operate food service equipment
Apply safety practices

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to food production environment, sharp utensils, kitchen equipment, slippery floors, and variable temperatures and weather conditions; requires moderate physical effort to include frequent lifting and carrying of up to 65 pounds (e.g., food items), and occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g., food products, catering equipment); may work varied hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; requires on- and off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

 This is a full time, seasonal opening with a flexible schedule.  Typically, Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, schedule will vary to meet departmental needs to include evenings and weekends.

Additional Information:



The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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