JOB SUMMARY: The Catering Assistant supports all essential functions relative to events produced by Stillwater Medical Center#s Catering Services.
The Catering Assistant helps with receiving, storing, preparing, cooking hot and/or cold menu items, holding, room set-up, plating, cleaning and the quality of all foods served. Assists in menu engineering, cost control and procurement procedures. Responsible to maintain a clean and sanitized work environment by following all food safety polices and health codes.
Must correctly utilize all kitchen equipment, perform maintenance and safely operate all such equipment. Supports and practices the highest possible customer satisfaction levels relative to external and internal customers. Cross-trained and help in other areas of Nutrition Services as needed
High School diploma or equivalent; culinary experience/certification is preferred. One year experience in catering preferred Knowledge of cooking techniques, menu planning, menu costing, cost control, inventory and financial forecasting Highly developed customer/guest service skills Highly organized with good time management skills and attention to detail; ability to proactively solve problems Professional appearance, attire and demeanor Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing Knowledge in computer operations Must possess a valid driver#s license Demonstrate adequate stamina and flexibility to deal with stressful situations, work under pressure and meet established goals and objectives Ability to work independently as well as in a team situation Ability to work long hours with a varied schedule
Able to work in a latex burdened environment Able to lift cases of groceries and containers of food that could weigh up to 50 lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time with extensive bending and reaching Ability to speak clearly and distinctly in person or over the phone Demonstrates adequate vision to read and prepare documents and labels, and give appropriate portion control
Stillwater Medical Center