Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Under direction of the Catering Sales Manager, oversees all operational activities of the department and execution of all daily events events by student-staff. Must possess general knowledge of catering event operations for buffet service, high-end cocktail event, plated table service, etc. Coordinate and plan as acting key liaison with commissary kitchen and catering sales office. Communicate with all internal and external departments, vendors and clients on event details. Provide customer service through client interaction pre, during and post event.
Responsible for overall event execution; on-time food preparation, product presentation; food quality, quantity and consistency. Responsible for ordering food, paper, cleaning and other supplies; menu development; food quality/quantity control; inventory control systems; safety/sanitation; equipment maintenance; vendor relations; special programs; budget preparation/monitoring and overall financial performance. Hires, schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates student-staff in staff in all activities. Assists with facility/equipment upgrades projects. Assists in other areas of the Division and performs special assignments. Hours include evenings, weekends and variable shifts.
Requires 1+ years related food service management experience in a high volume environment with experience in university catering preferred. Experience must demonstrate: knowledge of sanitation and equipment handling/maintenance guidelines, strong written/oral communication skills, effective supervision of a large staff; ability to supervise food preparation, service and clean up; the development and achievement of realistic budgets; PC word processing/spreadsheet and food production systems proficiency; effective follow through on assignments and projects; effective communication skills with diverse groups and individuals. Employment is contingent on the maintenance of a valid CA driver’s license and good driving record, as defined by the DMV and ASUCLA. This position is included in the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ (“DMV”) PULL NOTICE SYSTEM. ASUCLA will receive notices of any convictions for moving vehicle violations, both on and off the job. BA/BS (preferably in hotel/restaurant management/hospitality/culinary) required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
To apply for this position, please visit https://www.asucla.ucla.edu/get-a-job
, click on “Catering Operations Manager,” click on “Apply for this Position” at the bottom of the screen, then follow the prompts to submit your application.