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#87969 Banquet Captain

Filing Deadline: Fri 1/26/2018

Please note that this is a 50% variable career position.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/17/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


50% variable position. To act as a working team leader with responsibilities to include banquet service, customer service, on-the-job training and quality control in a catering environment. Basic responsibilities will include any or all of the following: problem-solving in a timely manner,catering event management, customer service and complaints, staff shortages, equipment and personnel. Will follow established procedures in the absence of the supervisor. In coordination with their supervisor, will be responsible for banquet set-up, customer service, controlling labor hours and event execution. Skill and knowledge to provide banquet service based on the American Banquet Association standards of etiquette.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with more than 650 staff employees, 800-1000 student employees and an annual operating budget of $150 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 5.3 million sq. ft.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

UCSD-HDH is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness. We offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs. UCSD Benefits provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability, a Pension Plan and other savings plans provide additional incentives for choosing HDH as the employer of your future.

Dining Services offers a competitive compensation package that includes paid vacation time, paid holidays and sick time. A meal perquisite program provides staff meals while on shift. An annual uniform allowance for clothing and shoes is provided.

Dining Services operates 19 locations across campus that include specialty restaurants, markets, full service restaurants, residential dining facilities, and a full service catering department. We are a 24/7 business where operating needs require varied work schedules including mornings, evenings, late night, and weekends. Employees may be required to take off during scheduled operational shutdowns such as Holiday Breaks, Spring Break, and Summer.

Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality websites – http://hds.ucsd.edu/ and http://hdh.ucsd.edu/diningservices/


  • Skill and background in culinary arts, with skill as a banquet server and skills to create and present food attractively.

  • Skill to interact and communicate positively with other staff and customers.

  • Knowledge and ability to effectively utilize employees and equipment in daily routines as well as unforeseen emergencies in a catering environment.

  • Knowledge and skill in teaching and delegating of tasks to subordinates and effectively monitoring and evaluating their performance in a catering environment.

  • Proven organizational skills to effectively manage time. Skill and ability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines and difficult people in a calm professional manner.

  • Writing skills to communicate procedures, evaluations and recommendations to management.

  • Mathematical, and accounting skills to accurately complete forms, and service records and understand reports in order to make recommendations and take appropriate actions.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Must posses a valid CA driver's license and be able to maintain a safe driving record. Participation in the DMV pull program is required

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$17.10 - $18.49 / Hour
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Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day