Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.
Caterer: Under general direction employee may assume the lead role and provide general supervision of catered events.
Employee will review and maintain event records; participate in meetings and discussions; plan and organize; serve food and provide excellent customer service; perform event follow-up activities; maintain catering equipment and Dining Services facilities.
Duties will include planning and organizing catered events,
This a is 10 month cyclic position with the possibility to pick up shifts during cyclic time off.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance, and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 13 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition wavers for employees, discount EWU sports tickets, and free transportation through STA buses.
Food Handler’s Permit
One year experience in high volume or institutional food preparation and serving
High School Diploma or GED
Experience delivering excellent customer service
Valid Driver’s License
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
1 year of college or university food service experience. 1 year of catering experience. 1 year of fine dining experience.
Other Skills and Abilities:
% of Time: 40 Responsibility / Duty: Participate and lead food service employees in the service of food during catered events. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Participate in reviewing scheduled catered events; organize and plan, create timelines and adjust schedules. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Requisition products and equipment; request support from other Dining Services operations and campus partners. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Order, stock, gather, and deliver perishable and non-perishable goods to satellite food service operations and/or catered events. Transport food, equipment and staff to event locations. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Assist in developing and training catering employees in setting up, serving, and breaking-down a catered event. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Maintain safety and sanitation standards including food safety issues. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
% of Time: 10 Responsibility / Duty: Maintain inventories of catering supplies, dishes, utensils, and other related items. Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.