Catering Server (TEMP)

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We are looking for an employee who can join us as a Part-time (15 hrs per wk) team member. We cater many exciting events like weddings, private parties, school events etc! This job would involve assisting with catered events at private locations on campus and surrounding areas. Primary responsibilities include delivering food to the location, set up/tear down and serving the catered event. Caterers earn up to $15 -$18.00 per hour.

A successful Catering Server will partner with Catering Manager. This includes the actual working of coffee breaks, receptions, events, banquets, and meals including set-up, service, and clean-up.


You will:

  • Set tables, carries trays, and serves according to established direction by the supervisor.
  • Communicate with the customer about menu items and services provided, communicates with co-workers and chefs about the needs of the customer. 
  • Understand Banquet Event Orders (BEO's) to safely, set up and break down events using in-room clearing and aisle tray breakdown buffet procedures.
  • React to challenges while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Respond promptly to guest inquiries, requests, and concerns; know when to alert a manager, should the need arise.
  • Participate in environmental sustainability efforts: Being mindful of composting, recycling and reducing waste created from catered events.

Required Qualifications*

A high School Diploma or equivalent is required

One year hotel banquet food and beverage experience.

You will complete a Serve safe course.

Additional Information

Physical Requirements:

  • Move quickly throughout kitchen and the dining facility.
  • Maintain a static position for extended periods of time.
  • Move and transport items weighing up to 50 pounds.


We offer a free meal for every shift, flexible scheduling, and professional development.

A resume is required to be considered for this position

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and applicants for this position will not be sponsored for work visas.  
Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.
Relocation will not be offered for this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.