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Sr Catering Assistant - Texas Medical Center

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Food & Dining
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Dining Services 710382
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The Sr Catering Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center provides service in the preparation, set-up and clean-up of catered events, including food & beverage preparation, food presentation & food handling, product purchasing & inventory management, venue setup, traveling and event monitoring.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of catering experience and a valid Texas driver’s license.

The hours for this position will vary between 6am to 7:30pm, with weekend shifts required depending on business needs.


Catering at Anderson has a wide variety of catering and coffee services available and is here to provide outstanding customer service and delicious food. Our expansive, fresh and on-trend menu items are prepared onsite daily and can be customized to accommodate the needs of any occasion or event.  From delicious full-services meals, box lunches, coffee service or anything in-between, our catering team is ready to help.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:
Minimum $17.00 - Midpoint $21.00 - Maximum $25.00

MD Anderson offers our employees:
- Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for employees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) paid leave accruals
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave, and other paid leave programs
- Tuition Assistance Program after six months of service
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program 
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, recognition, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.”  MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPENTENCIES:

Customer Service:
Assists customers and dispenses products by following established policies and procedures. Solicits feedback from customers whenever possible, and reports to supervisor. Assists Catering Manager and/or Catering Supervisor in customer rounding and checks in with organizer of event to ensure all needs and requests are taken care of. Ensures event sheets are signed off by catering organizer or their delegate and returns forms to Catering Manager and/or Catering Supervisor.

Inventory Management:
Delivers/stores equipment, groceries and supplies as directed. Checks and replenishes items needed for Catering. Must be able to follow both written and oral instructions and reconcile order sheets with products received. Should be able to place food, supply, linen and beverage orders and maintain appropriate par levels during the absence of the Catering Manager and/or Catering Supervisor.

Productivity:
Sets up assigned work area and monitors activities as necessary.  Sets up for the next day’s activities when applicable, and serves all Catering customers. Assists Catering Manager and/or Catering Supervisor in cleanliness and organization of campus wide Catering galley’s and fleet of Catering vehicles.

May be moved to new locations and/or shifts as operations dictate. Cross training may also involve shift changes.

EXPERIENCE:
Required:  Three years of catering experience in a large scale operation.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
Required:  Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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