The University of Texas at Austin Food Service Supervisor - Catering Supervisor in Austin, Texas

Food Service Supervisor - Catering Supervisor

Hiring department

Housing & Dining

Monthly salary

$2,791+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Work days, hours and area may vary based upon the needs of Unit and Housing and Dining. Candidate selected must provide verification of education and/or experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To manage, organize and supervise all phases of Catered events and service, including training, planning menus, forecasting, ordering food, supervising, meeting with clients, working with conference coordinator, invoicing and billing, food preparation and serving food to customers at Catering Events.

Essential Functions

Develop an effective working relationship and positively influence and motivate staff. Ensure that departmental standards for quality customer service and food quality are achieved for Catered events. Meet with customers, cost out menus, input all events on outlook, issue invoices, track billing. Organize and direct all catered events from the beginning to the end of service at any locations including communicating with area managers and chefs of food production. In addition, meet with warehouse to coordinate all deliveries. Execute all catered events. Determine needs, establish goals, set direction and evaluate product movement for catered functions. Serve as back-up for dining manager and supervisors when requested. Oversee staff of 1 full time. Drive UT vehicle as needed. Maintain current knowledge of all areas of responsibilities, the University, its environment, purpose and affairs; manage and evaluate employees including professional, support, and student staff.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Work as a team member in a diverse environment, encourage and promote diversity. Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Two years experience in food service. One year experience in a supervisory capacity and service management. One year experience in catering and culinary arts. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree or equivalent. Over 3 years experience supervising catering events. Three years experience with banquet arrangements, menus and recipes. Demonstrated ability to perform strategic planning and the ability to work in a fast paced environment supervising a diverse staff. Experience with data entry, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Experience with food production software. Demonstrated good computer literacy. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and customer service skills and professional demeanor. Licenses: Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Have and maintain a current ServSafe Certificate or current Travis County Food Handlers Card. Demonstrated ability to receive, respond, and follow through with verbal work related instructions from supervisors, customers, and co-workers. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around chemicals

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Climbing of ladders

Lifting and moving

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus