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Job Detail

Summer 2021
Banquet Supervisor, University of Iowa
University of Iowa
University Dining

Banquet Supervisor, University Catering (21002241)


University Catering at the University of Iowa is seeking a motivated hospitality professional to serve as Banquet Supervisor. The Banquet Supervisor will assume primary responsibility for the management and execution of catering and banquet events. This position will oversee all facets of catering activities, including set-up, hiring, scheduling, and training of part-time, student staff.  Hours will vary based upon business needs, and frequent evening and weekend work hours are required.


For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at


About University Catering:

University Catering creates a unique and valuable experience for the University of Iowa campus and surrounding community.  Our emphasis is placed on helping our customers create their ideal event by focusing on their personal taste.  We provide local, fresh ingredients, and an attention to detail to produce a completely customized experience.  Our professional team ensures a handmade and timeless approach for every occasion.


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.




Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related hospitality experience. Relevant hospitality experience is defined as Catering and/or Fine Dining work experience within the past 10 years.
  • Work experience (typically 1-3 years) in Banquets, Catering, and/or Fine Dining restaurant leadership.
  • Administrative experience (typically 1-3 years) including supervision of staff and inventory control.
  • Working knowledge of event management processes and activities; ability to plan, organize, and execute events and to coordinate resources before, during, and after an event.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer service and to meet or exceed customer service needs.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of the Division of Student Life, including an active commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust and develop self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people, or priorities as organizational needs dictate at a working proficiency level.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain ServSafe and IPACT certifications.
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license and compliant with UI Fleet Safety program requirements.

    Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Off-premise catering experience.
  • Supervision of part-time staff, preferably college-age students.
  • Working experience with computerized electronic timekeeping systems, inventory systems, POS systems, and event management system.

Application Details:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The The National Association of College & University Food Services does not verify the accuracy of these statements.