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Catering Manager - Tifton Campus Conference Center

University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago



Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information
Work hours will be determined by the events happening at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. There will be some nights and weekends involved.
Advertised Salary Commensurate with education, experience and training

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Closing Date:

Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.

Location of Vacancy:

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Position Information

Classification Title Service/Maintenance Manager FLSA Exempt Job Family Food Services FTE 1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required

minimum qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with two years of experience in food preparation activities in commercial operations, along with supervisory experience.
Position Summary
The Catering Manager will work independently managing all aspects of each catered event and will share in the responsibility and accountability for achieving exceptional client satisfaction and financial objectives. The manager will schedule and maintain the commercial kitchens' calendars and will work closely with the Event Coordinators to ensure our food service exceeds the client's expectations. Further, the manager will maintain regulatory compliance of the kitchens by conducting audits, maintaining temperature and HACCP logs, and maintaining current files in order for management to form action plans. Working with vendors, the manager will develop, plan, and budget with clients while identifying menu options that will allow maximum utilization of the equipment and staff. Finally, the manager will work with Conference Coordinators to ensure cost recovery and pricing for food items are correct and will share in the responsibility and accountability for achieving exceptional client satisfaction and financial objectives.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices of food preparation and service
  • Knowledge of hazards to health in food preparation and service and necessary precautionary measures
  • Knowledge of the care and uses of food services equipment and kitchen essentials
  • Ability to supervise employees in routine food service tasks in a manner conducive to full performance while maintaining morale
  • Ability to be flexible in hours worked
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and patrons of the food service unit(s)
Physical Demands
  • Will repeatedly bend and pick up boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Prolonged standing and walking will be a regular part of the position.
  • The work schedule for this position occasionally involves early morning, nights and
    weekend hours.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? Yes Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Planning, developing, and implementing new methods for services, menu options, programs and processes to effectively and efficiently provide food service for clients.
Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities
Communicating effectively with Event Planners, Operations management, outside caterers and the Director of the conference center on all catering/banquet services
Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
Prepare a variety of budget analysis and reports presenting the efficient purchase of food supplies, menu options, and equipment needed for the unit
Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities
Schedules and prepares for food service staffing, providing training on the proper way to handle food and UGA's policies and procedures for food services
Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities
Administrative duties including, but not limited to, paying invoices for caterers, linens, chemicals used in kitchen, and maintenance on equipment. Reconcile all purchases
Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities
Maintain regulatory compliance by conducting audits, maintaining temperature and HACCP log in appropriate areas, and maintain current files in order to review and form action plans if needed
Percentage of time 10

Contact Information

Recruitment Contact

Contact Details
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.
Recruitment Contact Name Kim Rutland Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65377780
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Georgia
  • Position Title: Catering Manager - Tifton Campus Conference Center
  • Job Function: Education
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