Catering Specialist
Newk's Eatery

Posted May 13, 2019

Employment Type Part-time

Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience

Company Newk's Eatery

Location 339 S. College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
US


DESCRIPTORS

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Newk's Eatery is an express casual dining experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere serving fresh tossed salads, oven baked sandwiches, California style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups, and homemade cakes with an emphasis on freshness and flavor. 

The team behind Newk’s Eatery has a special talent for developing innovative restaurant concepts that not only meet consumer’s current needs, but anticipate their future needs as well. The founders pioneered the fast casual restaurant concept by defining and energizing the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry. The Newk’s Eatery concept has been developed and refined to meet the needs of consumers and franchise operators alike by providing customers a tantalizing variety of made-to-order menu choices and by providing franchise owners a streamlined, low labor operation designed for efficiency, site adaptability, and multiple revenue opportunities.

The guiding philosophy of Newk’s Eatery is simple: Give guests many good reasons to visit; give more good reasons to come back. There are no reasons better than a variety of delicious choices made-fresh-to-order and served quickly with a smile. 

We thank you for your interest in a career with Newk's Eatery that offers attractive compensation and a meaningful challenge. We encourage you to continue with this applicant-friendly online employment application to be considered as a member of our dynamic team.
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Catering Specialist is an hourly partner position, that can be considered to be a promoted employee of NEWK's or an applicant with catering preparation experience and reports to the Director of Catering and Sales. In the morning, the Catering Specialist’s main focus is all the functions that are related to ensuring a successful day of catering including food prep, food presentation and food delivery. However, when deliveries and catering assembly are finished for the day, the Catering Specialist is also responsible for hourly responsibilities within restaurant. The Catering Specialist must know how to efficiently execute the catering order process from receiving orders, prepare food orders,  to delivering orders effectively. Must be competent in assembling the catering orders and checking orders to ensure accuracy and successfully implement the NEWK’s Accuracy Plan. Must be available to receive, prepare, and deliver orders on time, according to specifications, with a SMILE. When orders are delivered we are not merely dropping off food but transferring our products throughout the community in order to be successful with this, the Catering Specialist must be friendly, polite, accommodating to needs of guests and to be on time. This career opportunity is with a independently owned franchise restaurant.

Physical Requirements


Extensive standing without breaks.
Exposure to heat, smoke and cold.
Reaching heights of approximately six feet and depths of approximately three ft.
Must have high level of mobility/flexibility in space provided for periods of up to eight hours or longer as needed.
Effective communication with guests.
Carrying trays of food products weighing approximately 20 lbs for distances of up to 60 ft.
Lifting up to 25 pounds.

Knowledge and Skill Required


Excellent communications and guest service skills
High School diploma or equivalent preferred (college a plus)
Operating FOH P.O.S. System (Aloha).
Must have a valid drivers license and insurance.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures the successful operations of catering functions including labor cost control, food preparation and cost control, transportation, setup, serving, and clean up
  • Establishes and maintains standards and procedures that ensure the health and safety of everyone
  • Manages food, labor, material costs, and other controllable expenses
  • Executes policies and procedures for the control of cash, property, product, and equipment
  • Manages inventory and adheres to set budgets
  • Manages and mentors staff, including recruiting/hiring/training of all employees, overseeing HR/payroll, managing issues of discipline/termination, ensuring ongoing training/education, etc.
  • Manages supplies and ensures orderly work areas
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and all company policies
  • Addresses customer concerns and issues
  • Ensures stated goals are met
QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma required; some post high school education or training preferred
  • Two years of progressive and relevant experience
  • Experience in supervising and managing staff
  • Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, staffing, and scheduling
  • Strong financial acumen and P&L accountability experience
  • Able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
BENEFITS

  • 50% off food purchases and after work shift
  • Training
  • Uniforms provided