• Catering Assistant

    Job Number
    Banner--Univ Med Ctr Phoenix
    Culinary & Nutrition-Hosp
    Address : Location
    Work Schedule
    Position Type
    FT: Full-Time
    Posting Category
    Culinary Services / Nutrition
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    Operating a hospital is more than IV bags and trauma rooms. One might be surprised by the number of people – and the hats they wear – who work behind the scenes to make sure a hospital runs smoothly and safely for our patients, visitors and staff. Each one plays a critical role and is part of a team to ensure the best care for our patients.


    The state’s largest hospital, part of the Banner Health system, is an important clinical education site for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. With some 733 beds, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Banner Good Samaritan) has served the area for more than 100 years and is known as a top teaching hospital.


    The Culinary and Nutrition Services Department is committed to provide excellent services to our visitors and staff.  In addition, the department provides a full-service catering and a complete meal service to all patients!  As a Culinary Assistant, you will have an opportunity to work at the hospital cafeteria and cross train in various areas of culinary services. 


    Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options, so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life


    About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
    Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.



    About Banner Health
    Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


    Job Summary

    This position provides catering services and special event food services throughout the facility campus for meals, meetings and staff lounge orders. Services include preparation, delivery, set-up, service and break-down of equipment, service ware and foods for catered events in a professional and timely manner.


    Essential Functions

    • Prepares, or assists in the preparation of all foods for assigned catered events; plans for and serves all food and beverages ordered in accordance with the times and quantities specified on catering request. Assembles and delivers food and supplies to on-campus catering functions.


    • Sets up equipment, furnishings, food service ware and dcor for all catered events in accordance with standard procedures and catering requests. Breaks down all of the same and cleans up after catered functions.


    • Appropriately stores and secures all catering equipment, linen, dish and glassware.


    • Reviews daily catering requests, plans activities to ensure accurate and timely delivery for all assigned catering events/orders. Arranges for assistance as necessary. May record service quantities and billing amounts on catering records.


    • Cleans and maintains assigned work areas in a safe and orderly manner. May vacuum, sweep & mop assigned areas according to cleaning and sanitizing procedures and schedules.



    Minimum Qualifications

    Requires the ability to learn and follow established policy and procedures, read and understand written and verbal instruction, to communicate effectively verbally, and to provide quality customer service. Requires the ability to learn food handling regulations and pass certification tests as required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Six months or more of experience in catering service, including planning and set up.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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